Climate Research

41 percent of Sweden's glacier mass is gone

In just 92 years, a third of Sweden's glacier surface, or 41 percent of the ice volume, h…
Published 21 October, 2019

100 researchers: The climate warms 2 to 7 degrees to 2100

The Earth's climate is more sensitive than previously estimated, which means that forecas…
Published 21 October, 2019

Scientists have been underestimating the pace of climate change

The world oceans have warmed 0.1 degrees more and the polar ice sheets have melted twice …
Published 21 October, 2019

Heat waves in the oceans have increased by 54 percent over the last 95 years

Extreme temperatures in the oceans have increased in both frequency (34 percent), length …
Published 21 October, 2019

Each tonne CO2 melts 3 m2 of ice

For every tonne of CO2 added to the atmosphere, 3 m2 of Arctic sea ice melts, on average.…
Published 12 September, 2019

Half of the glaciers in the Alps are gone

Since 1850, at least 50% of the Alps’ glacier mass has melted, of which 70% have disappea…
Published 12 September, 2019

Coral reefs are bleached around the world

About 40% of the world's coral reefs are prone to bleaching, which is the step before ext…
Published 12 September, 2019

The summit of Kebnekaise loses its peak status

The top glacier on Kebnekaise is now only 2095.6 m, which is 1.2 meters lower than Sweden…
Published 12 September, 2019

The Earth becomes greener

Over the last 20 years, planet Earth has become 5% greener through tree planting, mainly …
Published 12 September, 2019

The sea is rising faster

The sea surface has risen by about 23 cm since 1880, and the annual rate is currently 3.3…
Published 12 September, 2019

Nature absorbs half of our emissions

Human activities emit nearly 40 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, of which natu…
Published 12 September, 2019

2 billion climate refugees in 80 years

The rapidly rising global temperatures are expected to increase climate-driven migration,…
Published 12 September, 2019