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Trump could adopt “repeal and pretend” tactic on climate change

Trump may adopt “repeal and pretend” tactic on climate change

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.

Scientists predict ice-melting temperatures for Arctic

Scientists predict ice-melting temperatures for Arctic

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.

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North Pole may see record-breaking heatwave this Christmas Eve

North Pole may see record-breaking heatwave this Christmas Eve

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.

Trump casts uncertainty over climate-change efforts in Maryland

Trump casts uncertainty over climate-change efforts in Maryland

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.

NASA releases eye-popping view of CO2 in atmosphere

NASA releases eye-popping view of CO2 in atmosphere

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has released one of the most realistic views of how carbon dioxide (CO2) gas moves through Earth’s atmosphere.

Scientists have been tracking the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere for the last many decades using ground-based sensors. But, the new eye-popping view of this critical greenhouse gas has been provided by a new NASA supercomputer project using the space agency’s satellite measurements of that gas and combining them with a sophisticated Earth system model.

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Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture is alarming: Research

Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture is alarming: Research

NASA has shared image of massive fracture in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf. The fracture is nearly 70 miles long and 1,700 feet deep. The rift is as wide as a football field. Researchers have warned that the rift is growing and this could be an alarming sign of what could happen next. Ice shelves generally shed some of their regions but this one could be massive and it will have a major impact on the region.

Weather Channel debunks Breitbart article on climate change

Weather Channel debunks Breitbart article on climate change

The Weather Channel on Tuesday debunked the widely discredited and highly controversial Breitbart article on climate change that was shared online by the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology.

Climate change could make extreme downpours even worse

Climate change could make extreme downpours even worse

Climate change could cause a drastic increase in extreme summer downpours in much of the United States by the end of current century, intensifying flash flooding, a new study warned.

A team of researchers led by Andreas Prein, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, estimated that climate change could drive a whopping 400 per cent increase in the frequency of extreme summer downpours in the country by 2100.

NASA Shares Image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture

NASA Shares Image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture

NASA has shared an image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf showcasing a massive fracture in the ice shelf. The facture is nearly 70 miles long and 1,700 feet deep. The rift is as wide as a football field. Researchers have warned that the rift is growing and this could be an alarming sign of what could happen next. Ice shelves generally shed some of their regions but this one could be massive and it will have a major impact on the region.

Electric-blue Noctilucent ice clouds spotted earlier over Antarctica this year: NASA

Electric-blue Noctilucent ice clouds spotted earlier over Antarctica this year: NASA

Noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica have been spotted little earlier this year than their usual time in the Southern Hemisphere. NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) has recorded blue noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica and they have been noticed much earlier this year. The Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds, generally found in mesosphere layer of atmosphere. These clouds feature ice crystals and when they reflect sunlight, they produce bright blue color.

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