Tim Radford

Permafrost melt

Permafrost Thaw Unsettles the Arctic

Permafrost thaw and retreating Arctic ice don’t just imperil caribou and bears. People, too, may find the ground shifts beneath their feet.

January 10, 2019

Jet Streams Stumble as the World Warms

Researchers have once again linked a sequence of devastating climate events to global warming fuelled by prodigal human use of fossil fuels. And this time, they believe they have identified the agency behind the blazing summers that have claimed lives and destroyed livelihoods repeatedly during this century.

April 11, 2017

Renewables Ideas Make World of Difference

Carbon-negative cars, cost-effective organic solar cells and electricity from waste treatment are possible clean energy options as scientists stretch the laws of physics.

March 16, 2016

Carbon Budget is Only Half as Big as Thought

Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and citizens everywhere in the world…

February 25, 2016

Acidic Oceans and the Coming Trouble with Fish

Pink salmon — the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon species, and a supper table mainstay in many parts of the world — may be swimming towards trouble.

July 9, 2015

Earth Has Warmed as Usual, with No Slowdown

US scientists re-examine the collection of data which seemed to show global warming slowing since 1998 and say temperatures have continued to rise steadily.

June 11, 2015

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