The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found.
Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say the unusually high temperatures in the month of October have set new heat records, and it might just be the hottest October on record- beating previous heat records of October 2003. They say despite a bitter cold snap in America, this might be the hottest year ever on our planet. The weather agency in Japan also seemed to agree with this.
Climate scientists have recorded the highest-ever global sea surface temperatures this year owing to global warming. The Global Warming Hiatus - the 2000-2013 period when the global ocean surface temperature rise paused - is over and as of April 2014, ocean warming picked up speed again, found the study.
A Queensland farmer has cut a giant message in his field to urge G20 organisers to add climate change to the agenda for this month's leaders' summit. Rob McCreath said he was prompted to take action after Brisbane Airport rejected a billboard calling for climate change to be put on the G20 agenda.
The small islands of the Caribbean will be the first territories in the region to suffer the effects of rising sea levels due to climate change, threatening their tourism industries and, eventually, their very existence.