Thursday, August 17, 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...

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