Thursday, May 25, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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