World News

Study: Earth Experiencing Heat Spike

TEXT SIZE - +
A new study in the journal Science says the planet is becoming the hottest it has ever been in the last 11,000 years.

Researchers used fossils and other pieces of data from around the world to reconstruct global temperatures since the end of the last Ice Age.

They conclude that the Earth was cooling significantly before a spike in global temperatures after 1910. And they say the last decade was one of the hottest on record.

Some scientists say human activity and pollution from cars and factories is causing the Earth to warm up. Others say natural forces are causing global warming.

Feature Story

Pope Francis incenses the faithful as he arrives to celebrate an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Photogallery Pope's Easter Prayer: Peace in Ukraine, Syria

Pontiff also calls for end to terrorist acts in Nigeria, violence in Iraq, and success in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians More