Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ANTARCTIC ICE: Ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan set to break off: scientists

A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday. ______ A slow-progressing rift suddenly grew by 18 kilometres (11 miles) at the end of December, leaving the finger-shaped chunk -- 350...

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...

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...

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...

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