Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Christmas at the North Pole – The hottest Christmas in history

Hopefully Santa’s sleigh has mud flaps. While the United States braces for a Christmas snowstorm, the North Pole is set to be 50 degrees warmer than normal, with temperatures approaching 32 degrees Fahrenheit—enough to melt the snow into a slushy mess for Rudolph and...

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...

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...

More Frequent Hurricanes on Atlantic Coast Predicted

Historically, notes Kossin, researchers (including himself) have focused primarily on the tropical Atlantic — the main hurricane development region –without distinguishing how hurricane-producing conditions may vary outside of it. ______ They knew a combination of warm ocean temperatures in the tropics and low vertical wind shear...

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...

2016 the hottest year on record since scientists started tracking temperatures

In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
 ______ Average surface temperatures in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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