Category: Climate

Costa’s last stand: climate change could see tourists swap the Med for the Baltics


Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Drought and forest fires could mean Mediterranean resorts lose out to cooler climes and holidaymakers travelling outside peak season, report predicts. Topic: Climate, Policy

Dendroecology suggests that not everything is caused by climate change

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyBiologists have assessed the causes of growth decline of a pine forest of great ecological interest in Spain. Topic: Climate

Ocean warming leads to stronger precipitation extremes

Simulated precipitation
Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceDue to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. Topic: Climate

In the Journals: Forecasting

A snowman at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Image Credit: National Park Service/Erin Whittaker

Earthzine examined the ramifications of inaccurate forecasts in its most-recent mini theme. Here are other examples of crystal balls being more cloudy than clear.

Greenhouse gas blamed for ‘climate expulsion’ driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianAustralian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.   Topic: Climate

Dryland plants drive variability of terrestrial carbon sink

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentStudy finds wetter, cooler years boost vegetation growth in semi-arid ecosystems, increasing carbon sink. Topic: Climate, Ecosystems

The Birth of the Weather Forecast

Originally Published by BBC News – MagazineThe man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced scepticism and even mockery. But science was on his side, writes Peter Moore. Topic: Weather

Warm Water and Strange Weather May Be Connected

Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryTemperature anomalies in the eastern Pacific Ocean are both influencing and being influenced by unusual weather patterns. The effects are rippling through the marine environment. Topic: Climate

Arctic sea ice hits record low

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentSea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists. Topic: Climate

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

Originally Published by last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would be collecting and publishing satellite imagery of Vanuatu. DigitalGlobe has a subscription service called ‘First Look’ that provides access to timely […]