Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:45
The average temperature in the Arctic region in the recent times has led to melting of ice in the region at a much higher level. The level noticed in January this year, has not been recorded at this level in decades. The current heat wave has alarmed scientists tracking the region. Past records for temperature have been broken and the heat waves noticed in the recent months suggest much smaller ice cover in the region.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:59
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Science Committee, has hailed the controversial report in which a British newspaper claimed that U.S. climate scientists exaggerated data to “dupe” world leaders into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement.
The report published by the Daily Mail cited a former NOAA researcher outlining concerns that data used in a major 2015 climate change study was exaggerated. Dr. John Bates reportedly told the Daily Mail that the study’s lead author was rushed out so that it could have an impact on international climate negotiations.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 06:08
American climate scientists exaggerated data used in a 2015 study to “dupe” the world into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement that aims to tackle climate change by cutting carbon emissions, according to a Daily Mail article.
For his provocative article, British journalist David Rose spoke to a high-level whistleblower in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a top-level climate agency.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 05:40
The Trump administration is scrutinizing the website of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which climate data will remain, while new studies have been placed under a temporary hold.
Doug Ericksen, communications director for President Trump's transition team at EPA, confirmed on Wednesday that the newly-launched review extends to all existing climate change and other scientific data on the agency's website.
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.