21 July, 2016 – After warming for nearly 50 years the Antarctic peninsula has begun cooling, though probably not for long, UK scientists say.
2 June, 2016 – Military experts warn that the nations of South Asia must co-operate on climate change adaptation to avoid major political instability and conflict.
1 June, 2016 – Summer water shortages caused by the reduction of glacier ice mass could be alleviated by dams being constructed to contain springtime runoff from melting snow.
21 May, 2016 – A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than expected, scientists say.
14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.
2 April, 2016 – Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.
8 March, 2016 – A dusty film of pollution is muting the reflective whiteness of Greenland’s pristine icecap and making it vulnerable to accelerated melting rates.
30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.
18 January, 2016 – The planet’s inexorable warming means there will be no new ice age for at least the next 100,000 years, scientists say.
14 November, 2015 – The increasing rate at which Greenland’s glaciers are melting this century has confounded polar scientists.
Leading South American governments submit disappointingly unambitious climate targets for Paris climate talks.