The number of marine heatwave days has roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016 and will further increase as the planet warms.
Scientists have found a gene which plays an important role in helping rice, originating in warm southern China, expand to the relatively cold northern regions.
A study suggested that keeping global warming to within 1.5 to 2 Celsius degrees might be more difficult than previously assessed.
Researchers found that increasing precipitation, a symptom of climate change, made it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases, creating a feedback loop that exacerbated global warming.
Asia, Europe, North America and North Africa have recorded historically high temperatures while even parts of the Arctic have seen the mercury jump above 30 degrees Celsius.
Forests expand in correlation with human well-being, not the geography of climate trends, a new study in journal PLOS One has found.
Arctic mountain glaciers are melting faster than at any time in the past 400 years because of rising summer temperatures, a new study found.