World leaders are waking up to the ocean’s role in a healthy planet Fourteen nations have made an unprecedented and welcome commitment to use marine ecosystems sustainably. It is equally important to establish a system to hold them to account. For too long, the ocean and seas, 71% of Earth’s surface, have been under-represented at […]
Earth’s temperature and human history
Iceberg twice the size of New York City set to break off Antarctic ice shelf Scientists are unsure what this could mean for the future health and stability of the Brunt Ice Shelf. Previously stable for about 35 years, a crack in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf recently started accelerating northward as fast as 4 kilometers […]
Progress made in the past decade has been reversed, with climate extremes such as droughts and floods identified as a main cause Global hunger has reverted to levels last seen a decade ago, wiping out progress on improving people’s access to food and leaving one in nine people undernourished last year, with extreme weather a […]
It’s official now. We’re in the anthropocene.