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Climate Change has the potential to remake our planet and make large portions of it less habitable. Concern about the potential impact from climate change and the speed at which changes are taking place has continued to grow. Climate change activists have also found in difficult to convince governments and companies to make changes, however, there is a growing interest and use in fossil fuel alternatives. Here is our latest climate change coverage:

  • Researchers Envision Four Climate Change Scenarios for Civilization-Planet Systems
    Researchers from the University of Rochester have come up with four climate change scenarios for civilization-planet systems. (June 5, 2018)

  • Study Finds Persian Gulf Climate May Become Too Hot for Humans
    A new study from MIT and Loyola Marymount University has found that Climate Change may make the Persian Gulf too hot at times for humans to survive. (October 26, 2015)

    West Antarctic Glaciers on Unstoppable Path to Complete Meltdown Warn Scientists
    The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is on an unstoppable path to a complete meltdown warn scientists. (May 12, 2014)

    Scientists Say Earthworm Poo Could Provide Window Into Past Climates
    Scientists say earthworm poo could provide a window into past climates. (July 10, 2013)

    Rare Haleakala Silversword Threatened by Climate Change
    Biologists say the Haleakala silversword plant was under threat in the early 1900s from being eaten by animals and picked by visitors. (January 16, 2013)

    Scientists Warn Fish May Shrink by as Much as 24% by 2050
    One side effect of global warming will be smaller fishes. (October 1, 2012)

    Scientists Say Emperor Penguins Threatened by Antarctic Sea Ice Loss
    Scientists are projecting a major decline in emperor penguins by the end of this century as climate change reduces the extent of Antarctic sea ice. (June 26, 2012)

    2011 Was 9th Warmest Year Since 1880
    NASA scientists have found that 2011 was the ninth warmest year since 1880. (January 21, 2012)

    New IPCC Report Warns of Extreme Weather to Increase Due to Climate Change
    A report released by the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that extreme weather will become more frequent and more severe due to climate change. (November 19, 2011)

    Vast Flotilla of Jellyfish Attack Beachgoers in Spain
    The Guardian reports that jellyfish have attacked hundreds of beachgoers in Spain. (August 11, 2010)

    Study: Exceptionally Long Heat Waves Could Become Commonplace During Next 30 Years
    A new study by Stanford University climate scientists indicates that exceptionally long heat waves could become commonplace in the United States in the next 30 years. (July 10, 2010)

    Al Gore Gives Updated Climate Change Slidehow at TED
    Here is Al Gore's brand-new slideshow (which premiered here on TED. (April 8, 2008)

    Global Warming Fueling Mega-fires
    CBS News reports that warming temperatures caused by climate change are fueling mega-fires -- "forest infernos ten times bigger than the fires we're used to seeing. (October 23, 2007)

    Al Gore and UN Panel Win Nobel Peace Prize
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    Global Warming Will Make Things Worse For Allergy Sufferers
    In March and April there were reports that allergy sufferers would face a "pollen superburst" this season. (May 11, 2007)

    Billions to Suffer From Thirst and Hungry
    The AFP reports that a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says billions will suffer from lack of water and food by 2080. (January 30, 2007)

    Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth Gets Oscar Nomination
    Former Vice President Al Gore's film about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, has been nominated for an Academy Award in both the Original Song and Best Documentary Feature categories. (January 23, 2007)

    Ocean Warming Killing Europe's Porpoises
    National Geographic reports that fish shortages induced by ocean warming are starving porpoises to death. (January 11, 2007)

    Massive Number of Cows on Earth Contributing to Global Warming
    Cow emissions are a global warming problem just like the manmade emissions from fossil fuels. (December 11, 2006)

    Bush Adminstration Blocked Scientist From Discussing Global Warming
    Raw Story has obtained an email that indicates the Bush Administration blocked a NOAA scientist to appear on CNBC to discuss hurricanes and global warming. (September 21, 2006)

    Hawking Warns Earth Could Become Like Venus
    Stephen Hawking recently expressed his concerns about global warming while he was visiting China. (June 23, 2006)

    World's Deserts are Expanding
    China is not the only country that has to worry about desert creep. (May 25, 2006)

    White House Still Editing Climate Reports
    A Washington Post article says the Bush administration is continuing its practice of editing climate reports and restricting access to scientists. (April 5, 2006)

    Poll: 85% Think Global Warming is Happening
    A new poll from Time magazine, ABC News and Stanford has found that 85% of Americans think global warming is probably happening now and 66% think President Bush's policies are not helping the environment. (March 28, 2006)

    86 Evangelical Leaders Back Efforts to Stop Global Warming
    The BBC reports that a group of 86 evangelical Christian leaders, including Purpose-Driven Life author Rick Warren, have published a newspaper advertisement that says saving Earth from global warming is a legitimate and important concern. (February 8, 2006)