Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

White House climate change webpage disappears after Trump’s inauguration

Less than an hour after President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, the White House's webpage on climate change disappeared from the Executive Branch's main site, the latest sign that the new administration will divert resources - and attention - from the issue. ______ Just...

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...

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...

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