Alarming new research shows that the massive East Antarctica ice sheet is already a major contributor to sea-level rise.
The nation is now far off course from what the Obama administration promised under the Paris agreement, leaving a big gap for the rest of the world to make up.
A new survey finds that the region has contributed almost one inch to rising seas since 1971.
The final agreement creates rules for how countries will work together to combat climate change. But frustration remains that the world’s progress doesn’t match the urgency of the problem.
The Trump administration can withdraw from the Paris climate agreement next year, but it still takes another year for the process to be complete. Which brings the whole matter to Election Day in 2020.
Countries are setting the rules for the Paris agreement and struggling over how to do more to stop warming in its tracks.
The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest, thickest ice. If this thinning trend continues, scientists fear an added boost to global warming.
The figures suggested there is no clear end in sight to the growth of humanity's contribution to climate change.
One Texas A&M scientist called his comments “idiotic,” saying, “How can one possibly respond to this?”
A 4-mile-long break was recently caught on video at one of Greenland's biggest glaciers.