Coral coverage on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) set the record for the highest amount measured in 36 years of consistent record keeping by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in 2022, breaking the record set the previous year.
Climate at a Glance: Bees and Climate Change
The biggest mortality issue facing beekeepers is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which is unrelated to climate change.
Climate at a Glance: Islands and Sea Level Rise
Most islands and atolls in the Pacific Ocean, including Tuvalu, are growing, not shrinking.
Climate at a Glance: Malaria and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
The number of malaria deaths occurring globally has declined in recent decades, not increased, despite modest global warming.
Climate at a Glance: Polar Bears
Polar bear populations have increased dramatically during recent decades, despite the modest global warming that has occurred over the same period.
Climate at a Glance: U.S. Wildfires
Compared to the first half of the twentieth century, the number of wildfires occurring in the United States over the past decade is lower, and the fires have been less severe.
Climate at a Glance: Ocean Acidification
The health of ocean life is improved, not harmed, by more carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 is food for phytoplankton that form the foundation of the marine food chain. Marine life thrives and improves growth rates in elevated CO2 conditions.
Climate at a Glance: COVID-19’s Impact on CO2 Levels
Despite crashing economies and large cutbacks in travel, industry, and energy generation, climate scientists have yet to find a substantial decline in atmospheric CO2 levels.
Climate at a Glance: Greenland Ice Melt
When recent ice loss is compared to the full Greenland ice sheet, the loss is so small that it is almost undetectable.