global warming

Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute To Global Warming?

There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 590kg (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. Cows fart and burp… a lot. The result is a large amount of methane being introduced into the atmosphere.


What A 30,000-Year-Old Giant Zombie Virus Means For The Future

A monster virus comes back from ancient times to wreak havoc on mankind. That may sound like a blurb from a science fiction novel, but as scientists have known for some time, it’s not at all impossible. And thanks to the recent revival of a 30,000-year-old giant virus in Siberia, there’s increasing concern that it might describe our future.


Of Course, China's Bad Air Is Polluting The US West Coast

The latest fear-mongering study about pollution in China has arrived, and it’s frightening. According to a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bad air in China is blowing across the Pacific and polluting the US West Coast. Scary!


62 Years Of Global Warming In One Terrifying GIF

The globe is getting warmer by the year. A lot warmer. See for yourself.


New Climate Study Warns Of More Frequent El Ninos In The 21st Century

A study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change warns that climate change will cause a dramatic increase in El Nino weather events during the 21st century. Formerly happening once every 20 years or so, we can now expect an El Nino once every 10 years.


The World's Biggest Global Warming Offenders, Visualised

New calculations show that the US, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the UK were responsible for more than 60 per cent of global warming between 1906 and 2005. Here, those numbers are visualised so it’s plain for all to see.


These Manholes Are So Full Of Methane They're Ready To Explode

Washington DC may not really have been built on a swamp, but it can’t escape the swamp gas. Scientists just published a survey that maps a whopping 5893 natural gas leaks in the city’s ageing pipelines.


Australia Is Burning, And Scientists Know It's About To Get Hotter

Feeling warm today, Sydney? I’m not surprised. It’s set to be 39 degrees Celsius out there today: a new record temperature for October. Scientists are starting to wise up, however, realising that these records are becoming a little too frequent. It’s not consistently record-breaking weather anymore, it’s the climate we live in: it’s dramatically shifting.


Watch NASA's Predictions About Climate Change For The Next 87 Years

News alert! The world is going to get hotter. NASA combined dozens of climate models from around the world to estimate temperature and precipitation patterns for the next 87 years. That’ll get us right to the year 2100.


How Much Global Warming Will Happen In Our Lifetimes?

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put its collective foot down about global warming. It’s happening and it’s most likely our fault. But as with any issue that affects all of humanity, the most important question is what’s gonna happen to you? Will you have to give up air conditioning? Will the song “White Christmas” become completely irrelevant? Will you have to feel guilty about how your generation is leaving things for your children’s generation? The Guardian has a way for you to check.