Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 41 – 2023

South / North

A new climate reality: Less warming, but worse impacts on the planet


The most severe climate change scenarios now appear less likely, but extremes are nonetheless poised to overwhelm societies, scientists say.

In the not-so-distant past, scientists predicted that global temperatures would surge dramatically throughout this century, assuming that humans would rely heavily on fossil fuels for decades. But they are revising their forecasts as they track both signs of progress and unexpected hazards.