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Global warming

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) between the start and the end of the 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century was caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation.The IPCC also concludes that variations in natural phenomena such as solar radiation and volcanism produced most of the warming from pre-industrial times to 1950 and had a small cooling effect afterward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by more than 40 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Investors warn on fossil fuel spending

Oct 25 - Financial Times

Study: Watching Fox raises distrust

Aug 10, 2013 - Politico

US emissions plan receives mixed reaction

Jun 26, 2013 - Financial Times

Clean energy progress has stalled: IEA

Apr 17, 2013 - Financial Post

Push to address climate change

Feb 26, 2013 - Politico

Articles About Global warming

Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna
Climate Change Has Given Birth to New Hybrid Species: Transformation Before Man's Eyes

By IBTimes AU

Global warming melts the old Arctic ice and destroys natural habitats. It is also the biggest cause of hybridization. (Aug 20)


Great Barrier Reef Under Threat
5 Shocking Findings About Great Barrier Reef Report Revealed

By IBTimes AU

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ( GBRMPA) conducted an assessment after 2009. It has brought up some serious concerns regarding the future of coral reef. (Aug 18)


An airplane of German air carrier Lufthansa lands at the airline's main hub, the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, March 14 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Cheap Airline Tickets Exacerbate Global Warming, Better to Increase Prices – Study

By IBTimes AU

Cheap airline ticket prices, it seems, is what's keeping the global aviation industry to reduce its carbon emissions, a new research published by the University of Southampton said in the journal Atmospheric Environment. (Aug 13)

The lateral and terminal morains of two small receding glaciers flowing into Violingletscher (Violin Glacier) in East Greenland
New Zealand Ski Resorts to Face Heavy Losses Due to Lack of Snow in 'Warmest Winter' Yet

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's ski slopes are running out of snow three months into the winter season. Some popular ski resorts have not opened because of the lack of snow in what has been described as the warmest Southern Hemisphere winter since records began in 1909. (Aug 07)


A combination photo shows local fruits in a market in Recife
‘Green Community’ Is Changing the U.S. Landscape

By IBTimes AU

As the reality of climate change is felt across the globe with warmer weather, rising sea levels, and stronger weather disturbances, many communities in the U.S. are working together to create a "green community. (Aug 05)


People watch the cruise liner Costa Concordia moving anticlockwise during the refloat operation maneuvers at Giglio Island July 23, 2014. Maneuvers began early on Wednesday to remove the rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner from the Italian isla
Luxury Cruise: A 'Once In A Lifetime' Trip To Experience Environment Devastation in the Arctic

By IBTimes AU

Crystal Cruises, a luxury cruise operator, announced that it will offer an opportunity to take a trip to view the environmental devastation at the Arctic region and would set sail from Aug 16, 2016 to Sept 17, 2016. (Jul 30)


The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on May 12, 2014. Six glac
New Zealand's Largest Glaciers Record Severe Ice Loss Due to Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

Global warming has led to the "dramatic" loss of ice on New Zealand's Southern Alps. According to a new study, the mountain range has lost 34 per cent of its permanent ice and snow since 1977. (Jul 30)


The receding water line of Lake Hodges is seen in San Diego County January 17, 2014.
Australia to Face 'Water Crisis' Due to Rainfall Shortage and Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Australia is on the brink of drying out due to carbon emissions. According to latest studies, South Australia is predicted to see a 40 per cent drop in its average annual rainfall drop compared to rainfall data in the middle of the 20th century. (Jul 14)


Palestinian walks atop the rubble of a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strikes in Gaza City
Climate Change Can Increase the Probability of Kidney Stones

By IBTimes AU

Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducted the study which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study shows that as the daily temperature rose to 50 degree Fahrenheit, in some residents of Atlanta... (Jul 11)


A pair of Adelie penguins are pictured at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, in this December 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files
Antarctic Winds Cause Rapid Sea Level Rise and Ocean Warming

By IBTimes AU

Changes in winds blowing around Antarctica may help speed up the rise in global sea levels than previously predicted. According to a new research in Melbourne, projected changes in Antarctic winds may have a significant impact on rising ocean tempera... (Jul 09)