2015 goes down as the hottest year in recorded history, blowing away the previous record and the claim that climate change has leveled off since the late 1990s.
Two studies about the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the four-foot rise in sea level that could result grabbed screaming headlines. Just more media hype? Unfortunately, this is real.
The world’s oceans and seas will rise as carbon dioxide levels in the upper atmosphere keep increasing. How do scientists know? Because it has all happened before.
Not since camels roamed the Arctic Circle during the Pliocene Epoch three million years ago have carbon dioxide levels in the upper atmosphere been as high as they are today. In this first of a two-part series, we explore what it might mean.
Scientists wonder if a fundamental change in the Earth’s climate has made very rare hybrid storms like Sandy now more probable.
If you thought it was hot in July in coastal North Carolina, you’re not alone. The month was the hottest month in recorded history for the United States. We may be getting an early glimpse of how future climate will look.
Scientists, in a field of study called paleotempestology, are searching the salt marshes behind barrier islands for signs of past hurricanes.
Six N.C. scientists rebut some of the critics’ main objections to the state’s draft planning policy on sea-level rise. The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission is expected to discuss that policy at its meeting in Beaufort today.