On Wednesday, Australia recorded the highest temperature ever recorded in December anywhere on the planet.
Climate change means a hotter—and more violent—planet.
Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
New research reveals that drought and heat waves can have severe impacts on cereal production, while floods and cold spells don't — and rich countries, not developing ones may be the most impacted.
International attention has largely focused on how climate change is caused by power plant emissions but new research quantifies the likely impacts droughts and heat waves will have on power plant capacity around the world.
Their economies depend upon oil and gas exports and rising temperatures threaten to cut into economic productivity — but with year-round sun, they could become big renewable producers.
Around the world, high temperatures have killed dozens, sent thousands to the hospital, and led to angry protests calling for stable electricity supplies.
A new report, published in a leading British medical journal, says climate change could set back advances in public health by 50 years — but addressing it could be the greatest opportunity to improve human health worldwide.
Seventeen leading scientists present an outline for a successful international climate change agreement, including leaving at least three-quarters of the world's fossil fuel reserves in the ground.