Canadian glaciers that are the world's third biggest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland seem headed for an irreversible melt that will push up sea levels, scientists say..
Glaciers are melting fastest in southern South America and Alaska and communities urgently need to adapt to the meltdown, according to a new UN report.
Sea levels may rise as much as 69cm through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said.
When 16th and 17th century European explorers sailed west in pursuit of a trade route to Asia, their search for a Northwest Passage was foiled by Arctic ice.
Tim Barlass Major changes to the food chain, weather and landscape of Antarctica have provided stark evidence of the impact of global warming, a report on a polar expedition has revealed.
Peter Hannam This summer has been called everything from 'extreme' to 'angry' and for large swathes of the country those adjectives still apply.
Sea levels are rising 60 per cent faster than UN projections, threatening low-lying areas from Miami to the Maldives, a study said on Wednesday.
Peter Hannam The Australian government begins its review of the latest draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, pledging ‘‘an open and comprehensive approach’’ as...
Computer models have accurately forecast conditions on Mars and are valid predictors of climate change on Earth, according to US and French astronomers.
Laura Spinney YOU'VE got to hand it to the Catholic Church - sometimes its methods work. In 1678, the inhabitants of Fiesch, in the Swiss canton of Valais, exasperated with the glaciers that loomed ever larger...
Andrew Darby Leading Australian scientists have firmed their view on the rate of sea-level rise, in the latest snapshot of this climate change problem.
Ben Cubby The Greenland ice sheet is melting at an "unprecedented" rate, according to NASA satellite data that shows 97 per cent of the vast mass is undergoing some form of melting.
Ross Gittins I've needed all my optimistic instincts to avoid despair over the hash we're making of the need to take action against global warming, writes Ross Gittins.
This year will probably be the 10th warmest on record, and the hottest featuring the La Nina phenomenon that brings cooler waters to the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the World Meteorological...
It is strangely calming to watch the Imja glacier lake grow, as chunks of ice part from black cliffs and fall into the grey-green lake below.
A row is raging over The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, often considered the most prestigious and authoritative, over its depiction of a reduced ice sheet over Greenland.
A Welsh scientist has taken alarming photos of a Greenland glacier melting over the course of two years.
Juliet Eilperin The global sea level this northern summer is 0.6 of a centimetre lower than last summer, NASA scientists say, in contrast to the gradual ocean rises of recent years.
A changing climate isn't just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes, says Bill McGuire in London.
In a scene straight out of a science-fiction disaster movie, space agency Nasa has revealed what a vast crack across Antarctica looks like up close.