Tuesday, October 24, 2017
CLIMATE CHANGE

CLIMATE CHANGE

Doñana National Park in southern Spain going dry (360° video)

Doñana National Park in southern Spain going dry (360° video)video
Discover in this 360° video how climate change and human activities threaten the ecosystem of Doñana National Park, in southern Spain.

Giant iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica

One of the world’s biggest ever icebergs – about the quarter the size of Wales or four times the size of London – has broken off from Antarctica, reported Project MIDAS on Wednesday.  The massive berg, calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, is about 6,000...

Los Angeles high temperature record for 131 years broke up

According to the National Weather Service the temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees centigrade), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees centigrade) set in 1886. https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/883853371408625665 National Weather Service reported, "a strong upper level high pressure system...

US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change

US President Donald Trump is telling people close to him the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change reported CBS News on Wednesday.  According to HuffPost President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. This...

Arctic Ocean could be almost entirely free of ice by 2040 — scientists

The Arctic Ocean could be almost entirely free of ice by 2040, more than 90 scientists have warned. ______ The latest assessment conducted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program report, which has contributions from more than 90 scientists, found that projections for the melting of...

Humans are responsible for about 60 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, climate study said

Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, while humans are to blame for the rest, a climate study said Monday. ______ The paper, based on model simulations of different climate conditions, was a rare attempt to quantify...

Air pollution lingered over China linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice

The air pollution that lingered over eastern China for nearly a month in 2013 has been linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice the previous autumn. ______ A study says the haze lasted much longer because the melting ice and increased snowfall altered wind circulation...

4 different ways weather can wreak havoc during the spring

Many think of spring as a blissful time of the year when flowers bloom, but for some parts of the United States, it spawns the year's most dangerous weather. ______ For instance, spring is when there is the highest potential for damaging tornadoes, among other threats. Here...

Ice ice baby: March winter storm leaves N.Y. house completely frozen

This house encased in snow and ice up to 7 inches thick may look fake, but photographer John Kucko assures his social media followers it’s anything but. ______ The beach home in Webster, New York, about 5 miles from Rochester, is located in a “very remote”...

Research base near northern Antarctic set a heat record at a balmy 17.5 degrees Celsius

An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 17.5 degrees Celsius, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. ______ The Esperanza base set the record high for continental Antarctica on March 24, 2015, the...

Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago

Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago
Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago, preliminary U.S. satellite data has shown. ______ Figures from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on Wednesday show that sea ice in the frozen continent...

Bad news for Australia: Study suggest that extremely dangerous fire weather will become increasingly prominent

Extremely dangerous fire weather will become increasingly prominent in Australia and the Mediterranean, an Australian study has found. The study, published by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) on Tuesday, assessed 23 million landscape fires globally between 2002 and 2013 and focused on 478 of the...

Climate change in Arctic influence on extreme cold winter weather in some parts of the world

Climate change in Arctic influence on extreme cold winter weather in some parts of the world
Warming in the Arctic appears to be exerting an influence on extreme cold winter weather in some parts of the world, according to a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature Climate Change. ______ The study, conducted by an international team of researchers, found...

Toxic pollutants in the Arctic threat to polar bears, leading to pseudo-hermaphrodites and brain damage: study

Toxic pollutants in the Arctic threat to polar bears, leading to pseudo-hermaphrodites and brain damage study
Toxic pollutants in the Arctic poses great health threats to polar bears, leading to pseudo-hermaphrodites and brain damage, a recent study has showed. ______ Analyzing the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on species in the Arctic, researchers at the University of Milano Bicocca in Italy...

Our planet is heading for a ‘mini ice age’ in approximately fifteen years, professor warns

Our planet is heading for a 'mini ice age' in approximately fifteen years, professor V. Zharkova
This has nothing to do with human impact on climate change, but instead the activity of the sun and how solar cycles impact our climate as well. It’s based on a mathematical model that shows the sun might “quiet” down in the coming years...

Deutsche Bank to stop financing coal project – to help fight global warming

German banking giant Deutsche Bank on Tuesday announced it would stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming. ______ "Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries will not grant new financing for greenfield thermal coal mining and new coal-fired...

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration. ______ For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate...

Climate Engineering make it difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, study

Climate Engineering make it difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, study
Tinkering with the sky to fight climate change would make it more difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, a new study suggests. Spraying particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and help cool the Earth down — a strategy known as stratospheric...

Scientists frantically copying data of climate change – Fearing White House purge it

Scientists frantically copying data of climate change - Fearing White House purge it
The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science. In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public...

Antarctica: A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned

Antarctica A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned
How Science Is Keeping Antarctica Ungoverned. Antarctica: a research utopia for international governments. Do natural resources threaten the peace on Earth's only non-governed continent? ______ Antarctica is the most unique of the seven continents for many reasons. Not only is the landscape breathtakingly beautiful and the year...

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