Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Global warming is responsible for the melting of mountain glaciers around the world, scientists say

There has been some debate in the scientific community about whether climate change was entirely to blame for ice melt. Since glaciers respond slowly to climate change and are susceptible to yearly weather changes, there has been some debate in the scientific community about whether...

Man-made Climate Change was a factor in strange weather events around the world, report

A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. ______ WASHINGTON, United States - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (AP) -- An annual report...

Groundwater resources depletion in the next few decades – study warns

Groundwater resources could be depleted in the next few decades in dry areas of the world where people use lots of water for drinking and irrigating crops, researchers said Thursday. ______ SAN FRANCISCO, United States, American Geophysical Union - AFP -- The research was presented at...

Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The Earth Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra. ______ GOOGLE, Time-Lapse, (npr) - "I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SANTA’S HOME MELTING – Temperatures at the North Pole nearly 50 degrees warmer than normal

Christmastime conjures up beautiful images of the frozen North Pole, but if warming trends continue unabated, Santa’s home will look very different in years to come. ______ NORTH POLE - The Global Forecast System, a weather prediction system run by the U.S. National Weather Service, forecasts...

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...

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...

Antarctica never used to rain in 1990s, but now it rains regularly – instead of snowing: scientists

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked there for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were. ______ For international experts stationed at the base, the frozen southern continent is a good gauge...

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...

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...

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.

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