Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

Ice ice baby: March winter storm leaves N.Y. house completely frozen

This house encased in snow and ice up to 7 inches thick may look fake, but photographer John Kucko assures his social media followers it’s anything but. ______ The beach home in Webster, New York, about 5 miles from Rochester, is located in a “very remote”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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