It's real. It's happening. It's accelerating. And it's our fault. Human activity — particularly the production of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel emissions — is reshaping our planet, effecting rapid environmental change at a rate never seen before. Global temperature averages are creeping upward, seas are warming, rising and becoming more acidic, and extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, floods and powerful storms are more commonplace. Here's where you'll find the latest on the effects of climate change, and the measures that scientists, world leaders and innovators are taking to reduce our harmful impact on the planet and mitigate the damage already done.
From shrinking goats to a dimmer Earth, here are some of the lesser-known impacts of rising global temperatures.
The research looked at peaks in biodiversity loss and their relationship with atmospheric CO2, finding 50 events over the last 534 million years that can be considered mass extinctions.
"The issue is not about running out of water, it's about having water in the right place," Lis Mullin Bernhardt, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), told Live Science.
The remains of a climber who went missing in 1986 were found peeking out of a melting glacier in the Swiss Alps.
In a warmer and drier climate, the groundwater that fuels Yellowstone's tallest active geyser could dwindle, resulting in less frequent eruptions and even extinction.
Researchers have predicted the collapse of the AMOC could happen any time between 2025 and 2095 — far sooner than previous predictions, although not all scientists are convinced.
The ground beneath Chicago is deforming as a result of heat leaking from underground structures — a phenomenon dubbed a "silent hazard" for cities across the globe.
In the hunt for minerals needed in electric car batteries, some companies are turning to the deep sea. But mining this ecosystem could threaten its very existence.
The world's average temperature was the hottest on record from July 3 to July 5, 2023. Climate change and El Niño are to blame, scientists say.
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