Tuesday, 4 June 2019

'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report


Common Dreams
Drivers near Ponoka, Alberta face smoke from wildfires burning further north.
2019 photo by TaqaSanPedroAko.
"The world is currently completely unprepared to envisage, and even less deal with, the consequences of catastrophic climate change." More here.

Loss of Canadian Arctic sea ice stokes summer heat waves in southern U.S.


PHYS ORG
Drift ice in the Arctic ocean. Wickimedia commons.
Over the last 40 years, Arctic sea ice thickness, extent and volume have declined dramatically. Now, a new study finds a link between declining sea ice coverage in parts of the Canadian Arctic and an increasing incidence of summer heat waves across the southern United States. Story here.