Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae warned that climate change is no longer “another country’s story,” and urged Korea to become a “climate resilient society” as the country aims to become carbon-neutral.
Glaciers are melting in Greenland at an alarming rate, another warning signal of global warming that is contributing to rising global sea levels.
Global warming appears to be taking a toll on the ecosystems of Korea's seas, with tropical fish and colorful corals appearing in Jeju waters and replacing the native conch, abalone and brown algae.
The Korean fir forest on Jeju Island's Mount Halla is the largest in the world. But Korean firs are dying, tangible evidence of global warming.
A worker assembles air conditioners at Samsung Electronics’ plant in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, on Tuesday. The company said it is fully operating its air conditioner production lines as it expect a hot summer this year.