Category: Climate

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianThe world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Topic: Climate, Technology

Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

It’s not just the heat; it’s also the humidity. Together, they can be lethal, even if the heat doesn’t seem quite so extreme.

Originally Published by The Big Story When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude. Topic: Climate

El Niño Should Be Near Its Peak

Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryPast events suggest the phenomenon winds down after December and January. But will this year follow the pattern? Topic: Climate

Assessing the impact of human-induced climate change

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceResearchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research develop and apply new method to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. Topic: Climate, People

Greenhouse gas can escape the deep ocean in surprising way

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyCarbon dioxide can emerge from the deep ocean in a surprising way — a new piece of the global carbon “puzzle” that researchers must solve to fully understand major issues like climate change. Topic: Oceans

Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities


Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050. Topic: Weather

Tree rings reveal growing synchrony

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Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentData from forests in Spain and Siberia provide non-visible early warning signal of climate damage. Topic: Biodiversity

Paris COP21 — How ‘Landscape Carbon’ Can Be Part of a Solution on Climate

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360A group led by the World Resources Institute has unveiled plans in Paris for a grand restoration of Africa’s landscapes that includes replanting forests and reviving soils. The group, which includes the World Bank and the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development are seeking $2 billion a year to restore […]

On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 As temperatures rise, the world’s iconic northern lakes are undergoing major changes that include swiftly warming waters, diminished ice cover, and outbreaks of harmful algae. Now, a global consortium of scientists is trying to assess the toll. Topic: Climate, Water

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