Christopher Joyce

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2018 Was A Milestone Year For Climate Science (If Not Politics)

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn't keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.


Examining The Link Between Climate And Weather

Thursday, December 27, 2018

It was this year when scientists ratcheted up their warnings about the effects of a warming climate on weather. And the weather itself showed that scientists' predictions are getting better.


Scientists Say Miniature Flies Are A Big Worry For Antarctic Island

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A seemingly harmless insect has invaded an island in the Antarctic and, being non-native, is eating up the peat moss and changing the environment. The midges could also infest the Antarctic mainland.


Why Scientists Are Talking About Attribution Science And What It Is

Monday, December 10, 2018

As negotiators struggle to hammer out the rule book for a global climate agreement, scientists meeting in Washington, D.C., have yet more evidence linking climate change and extreme weather.


Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks grim, say climate scientists.


Nearly 200 Countries Meet In Poland To Participate In Climate Conference

Monday, December 03, 2018

The world's nations meet in Poland this week to continue negotiations on how to slow climate change as recent research and extreme weather reveal that dangerous effects on climate are already here.


The Science Behind Trump's Climate Report

Thursday, November 29, 2018

President Trump may not believe in man-made climate change, but his administration does.


New U.S. Climate Assessment Forecasts Dire Effects On Economy, Health

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.


Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. And more people live in harm's way.


Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.


Indonesian Caves Hold Oldest Figurative Painting Ever Found, Scientists Say

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Archaeologists found thousands of drawings and stencils in a warren of limestone caves in remote mountains on the island of Borneo. But no one knew how old they were until now.


Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action

Monday, October 08, 2018

A scientific panel, convened by the U.N., lays out a challenging path to keep the global climate from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius — the red line for dangerous consequences.


DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The cartels that run the ivory trade try to cover their tracks — among other things, they smuggle tusks from the same elephant separately. But DNA testing can help find patterns.


What Hurricane Florence Tells Us About Climate Change

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Florence is wetter, wider — and maybe slower, due to climate change, according to new research. And flood insurance isn't keeping up with how climate change is altering hurricanes.


Researchers Discover Ancient 'Hashtag'

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The world's oldest drawing was made 73,000 years ago in a South African Cave on a rock with an ocher "crayon."


To Predict Effects Of Global Warming, Scientists Looked Back 20,000 Years

Thursday, August 30, 2018

More than 40 researchers concluded that climate change would make ecosystems such as deciduous forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra unrecognizable.


So Far, More Heat Waves Do Not Mean More Heat Deaths

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The spread of air conditioning may have kept some people from dying in this summer's extreme heat. But studies project more heat-related illnesses as the climate warms.


Some Of The Oldest Ice In The Arctic Is Now Breaking Apart

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A massive ice pack that normally clings to northern Greenland's coastline is splitting apart and floating out to sea. Climate change is to blame, scientists say.


Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Monday, August 20, 2018

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.


WATCH: Why It's Usually Hotter In A City

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The way we design and inhabit cities is making them retain heat.