Showing posts with label Global heating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Global heating. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

The Guardian
A PinP photo.
Global lockdowns have lowered emissions but longer-term changes needed, say scientists. 
Story here.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Like Adding'Five to Six Hiroshima Bombs of Heat Each Second,' Study Shows Oceans Warming at Record Rate


CommonDreams
"If you want to understand global warming, you have to measure ocean warming." Story here.



Saturday, 23 November 2019

Nearly all (North) America's endangered species will struggle to adapt to climate crisis


The Guardian
An emaciated moose in Riding Mtn. National Park, Canada.
A PinP photo.
All but one of 459 species have traits making them vulnerable to rising temperatures, study finds.
Story here.

To quote from the initial study in Nature, Climate Change: 

"Climate change is a threat to ecosystems and biodiversity globally and has emerged as a driver of observed and potential species decline and extinction. Government laws and policies should play a vital role in supporting climate change adaptation for imperilled species, yet imperilled species protections have been critiqued as insufficient in Australia, Canada and Europe." 
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Modern Climate Change Is the Only Worldwide Warming Event of the Past 2,000 Years


Smithsonian.com
New research finds that previous periods of warming and cooling driven by natural causes were regional shifts in temperature rather than global events. Story here.
A grey heron suffers during a heatwave - 2013.
Photo by Gail Hampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K


Monday, 3 June 2019

Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming


PHYS ORG
Flooding in Saskatchewan. A PinP photo.
The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years, research led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found. Story here.

Friday, 17 May 2019

‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica


The Guardian
Antarctica. Wikimedia public domain. 
New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some places. Story here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Global warming will expose millions more to floods


Phys.Org

East Village in Calgary during epic flooding in Alberta in 2013. Ryan L. C. Quan

Global warning is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the US and parts of Asia, Africa and Central Europe. Read more here.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record



 The Guardian
Image Credit: NASA/Operation IceBridge
Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary. More here.

Monday, 30 April 2018

A British vessel leads £20m mission to melting Antarctic glacier

The Guardian

British and US scientists are to examine the risk of the Thwaites glacier collapsing, which is already responsible for a 4% sea-level rise. More here.

Thwaites Glacier. European Space Agency

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Stephen Hawking Says Earth Will Become ‘Sizzling Ball of Fire’ in 600 Years

EcoWatch









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Last year, scientist Stephen Hawking gave humans a shelf-life of 1,000 more years on EarthApparently, 2017 hasn't been to his liking—as Hawking shaved another 400 years off that prediction. Story here.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Big business and big oil lose climate battle in pipeline review

NATIONAL OBSERVER

Canada's National Energy Board has rejected recommendations from big business and big oil, agreeing for the first time in its history to consider both upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions while reviewing a major pipeline project. Story here

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C

TheGuardian
PinP photo.
Authorities in 11 countries warn residents and tourists to take precautions amid region’s most intense heatwave – nicknamed Lucifer – since 2003. Story here.

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