Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Antarctica: A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned

Antarctica A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned
How Science Is Keeping Antarctica Ungoverned. Antarctica: a research utopia for international governments. Do natural resources threaten the peace on Earth's only non-governed continent? ______ Antarctica is the most unique of the seven continents for many reasons. Not only is the landscape breathtakingly beautiful and the year...

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...

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...

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...

Violent winds and winter storms hit France killing a 43-year-old woman

Violent winds and winter storms hit France on Friday, killing a 43-year-old woman taking her kids to school in southern France and injuring nearly 50 other people in the north. ______ FRANCE - Elsewhere in Europe, British authorities put the military on standby for the possibility...

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...

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