Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:10
A tabular iceberg one-quarter the size of Wales may soon break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica as a crack in it continues to lengthen, climate scientists have warned.
Since January 1, the crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has extended further 10 kilometers, and scientists have warned that it would free a massive tabular berg if the rift propagates merely 20 kilometers.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:14
California has set an ambitious target of 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by year 2030 aiming at doing its bit for saving the climate. While President Donald Trump has termed climate change and global warming as a fake issue created by China, lawmakers in California have different opinion about the issue. Government across the world are trying to figure out ways to deal with global warming and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the major tasks. California has been working hard in implementing rules that could help climate.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:51
While many high-profile skeptics are not ready to acknowledge the existence of global warming, the effects of soaring temperatures can be noticed in the form of extreme wildfires in America to melting ice sheets in Antarctica.
As had been expected, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday announced that 2016 was the hottest year on record.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:26
British climate scientists have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge risks being posed by climate change and support international efforts to tackle global warming.
In a letter written to Mrs. May on Monday, a group of 100 climate scientists said there were real threats to Britain’s interests from Mr. Trump’s victory in November.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 05:51
A massive chunk of ice may break away from one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves as soon as later this winter, a team of British scientists has warned.
Scientists with Project MIDAS have found that an enormous rift in the ice shelf, known as Larsen C, has been growing at an alarming rate. Since the starting of December, it has grown nearly 11 miles in length, after enlarging 13 miles earlier in 2016.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:51
Results of a new analysis of climate data has supported the controversial study that suggested there has been no slowdown in global warming over the first fifteen years of this century.
According to the new analysis report, climate scientists involved in the previous study underestimated ocean temperatures over the last couple of decades, which led them to misunderstand that global warming slowed down between 1998 and 2014.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 07:16
President-elect Donald Trump will soon get the power to dismantle much of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to curb global warming and climate change by cutting carbon emissions; and he will likely have two options to choose from.
The potential two options about the Clean Power Plan are: “repeal and replace” or “repeal and pretend.” If he decides to go with the first option to replace the CPP, a market-based, revenue-neutral price on CO2 emissions would get proceeds back to all citizens while driving a revolution in the renewable energy jobs market.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 03:51
Some parts of the Arctic will likely witness gusts of warm air over the coming days that will be more than 20C hotter than usual, with some tipping over the 0 degree Celsius melting point of ice, climate scientists have predicted.
This is the second consecutive year for which scientists have predicted ice-melting temperatures for some parts of the Arctic in the middle of winter.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 12/24/2016 - 10:11
Climate scientists have predicted that the North Pole will likely witness a record-breaking heatwave this Christmas Eve, with temperatures in the region estimated to be up to 20 degrees higher than average.
Using satellite data, scientists estimated that temperatures throughout the months of November and December were significantly higher than average. It followed a hotter summer during which Arctic sea ice contracted to the second-lowest extent ever recorded.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:12
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maryland state officials have been working for years to restore the Chesapeake Bay and fight back the adverse impacts of climate change, but the election of Donald Trump has cast uncertainty over the future of these efforts.
During his election campaign earlier this year, Trump repeatedly called global warming and the resultant climate change a “hoax,” and vowed to withdraw the nation from the Paris Agreement that aims to cope with climate change by cutting manmade carbon emissions.