February 16, 2012 | 12:33 PM
A message from Christiana FigueresAntarctica is not only the highest, coldest, driest and windiest continent on the planet. It is also a global bellwether of climate change, and a big influencer of the world's climate.
February 15, 2012 | 2:13 PM
Melting glaciers: What you need to knowAs Jonathan Bamber, head of the Bristol Glaciology Centre in the UK points out, the new study "doesn't change our view of the risks and threats from climate change." As the Earth continues to warm, even the formidable glaciers of the Himalayas can't hang on forever.
February 15, 2012 | 12:52 PM
Observing flash flood risk in the Sun Koshi River basin, NepalThe shrinking of glaciers in this area is leading to the formation and growth of more glacial lakes. This basin is vulnerable to flash floods caused by sudden discharges of water from such lakes, known as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), as well as additional floods from intense rainfall and landslides.
February 14, 2012 | 3:06 PM
Thank you for standing up for the climateOver three-quarters of a million Americans signed a petition to make it clear that if we're going to solve the climate crisis, we cannot build this pipeline. A few hours ago, the coalition took your messages up to Capitol Hill and delivered them to the Senate leadership. Thank you for telling our leaders to stand up to the oil industry's lobbyists and reject this pipeline once and for all.
February 14, 2012 | 10:55 AM
Valentine's Day chocolate: soon an endangered species?Although chocolate is a staple of lovers everywhere, especially on Valentine's Day, it's possible that it may become a luxury item due to climate change, forcing Valentines everywhere to be more creative and abandon the go-to heart-shaped box of chocolate because they can no longer afford it.
February 14, 2012 | 9:37 AM
On thin ice at the top of the worldThe Arctic is alive and changing, and many of these changes are hard to measure. We hope we can all remain aware of the changes and keep the health of the people in mind, as well as the health of the lands and waters for the animals we depend on.
February 13, 2012 | 11:39 AM
24 hours to stop Keystone XL
By: Al Gore
For the next 24 hours, The Climate Reality Project is joining with 350.org, MoveOn, League of Conservation Voters, Patagonia, Sierra Club, Energy Action Coalition and others to garner 500,000 signatures in a community-wide effort against the Keystone XL pipeline.
February 10, 2012 | 1:28 PM
Thawing permafrost: something I don't want to think aboutEven just based on what we know, carbon pollution from permafrost is an important amplifier of climate change. Think climate change on steroids, folks. Not a pretty picture.
February 08, 2012 | 10:00 PM
Nepal — As mountain glaciers shrink, they can weaken and destabilize underlying slopes, as well as loosen and dislodge blocks of rock. This increases the risk of landslides and avalanches. Now that climate change is leading more glaciers to melt, glacial lakes are forming more frequently.