Our directory of things of interest

University Directory

NATURE

The last remaining stable region of the Greenland ice sheet is no longer stable, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change
Residents on the slopes of Indonesia’s volatile Mount Merapi are employing an innovative, high-tech approach to disaster prevention and relief

Malaria origin updated

A new study has rewritten the origin story for Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans
Whether it’s the spectacle of a calving iceberg, the fantastic array of wildlife or the sheer vastness of the landscape, Greenland offers a range of unique opportunities for photographers
A new NASA study has found that the heat from warm river water draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer
Climate change is threatening the survival of fish that live near the equator, according to a new study by scientists at James Cook University in Queensland
Volcanic eruptions that took place during the early part of the 21st century have contributed to the hiatus in global warming
A new study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds has played a major role in the observed pause in surface warming
Extremely hot temperatures over land have increased in number and area, despite the hiatus in global warming, according to a new study

Unnatural acts

From the arrival of the first snowdrop to the fall of the last autumn leaf, the timing of seasonal events is changing, as are the ranges of countless species, all evidence of climate change’s impact on the natural world
The world’s oceans are absorbing about 90 per cent of the heat being added to the globe by climate change and up to a third of the carbon dioxide we’re producing, with potentially catastrophic consequences

The tide is turning

Extreme weather, rising sea levels and slowly altering local climates are affecting an increasing number of people around the world, from the Pacific to the Arctic. Even the West is feeling the pinch

Food for thought

Whether it’s increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, the spread of pests and pathogens or the impact of sea-level rise, climate change is making life increasingly precarious for farmers around the world
Cognitive science and psychology can help to explain why there’s a persistent gap between the established facts of climate science and their wider public acceptance

The big melt

All over the world, mountain glaciers are in retreat, providing one of the clearest and most unambiguous signals that climate change is already under way
Making long-term predictions about precipitation is virtually impossible. But scientists believe that the recent proliferation of heavy rainfall events and heatwaves is proof that climate change is taking hold

A continent in pieces

Temperatures are rising rapidly in parts of Antarctica, but the overall picture of the way in which the frozen continent and its inhabitants are responding to climate change is still incomplete

A clear signal

With the summer ice melting and temperatures rising at unprecedented rates, scientists are all but certain that changes taking place in the Arctic can be attributed to anthropogenic climate change

Geographical Week

Get the best of Geographical delivered straight to your inbox every Friday.

LATEST HEADLINES

Subscribe to Geographical!

University of Winchester

EDUCATION PARTNERS

Aberystwyth University University of Greenwich The University of Winchester

TRAVEL PARTNERS

Ponant

Silversea

Travel the Unknown

DOSSIERS

Like longer reads? Try our in-depth dossiers that provide a comprehensive view of each topic

  • The Human Game – Tackling football’s ‘slave trade’
    Few would argue with football’s position as the world’s number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister...
    Essential oil?
    Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habita...
    National Clean Air Day
    For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...
    The Nuclear Power Struggle
    The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globa...
    The green dragon awakens
    China has achieved remarkable economic success following the principle of developing first and cleaning up later. But now the country with the world's...

MORE DOSSIERS

NEVER MISS A STORY - Follow Geographical on Social

Want to stay up to date with breaking Geographical stories? Join the thousands following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and stay informed about the world.