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Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

<b>It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.</b><p>Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come.<p>Even if countries succeed in …

Climate Change

Two huge Antarctic glaciers are losing much more ice than we thought

Two huge glaciers in east Antarctica have been losing mass rapidly since 2002. The finding means that our forecasts for sea level rise this century …

Global Warming

'Region heading for a record warm winter' says PE weather office

The average maximum temperature for July 2018 in Port Elizabeth, was the highest on record (1950-2018) at 22.8C, the Port Elizabeth office of the …

East London

The alarming maps that have climate scientists seeing red

As New Zealand prepares for a potential late-winter polar blast, the northern part of the world is baking in a heatwave that's starting forest fires …

Climate Change

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong

Jerry Mitrovica has been overturning accepted wisdom for decades. A solid Earth geophysicist at Harvard, he studies the internal structure and …

Sea Level

Chinese shipbuilders tap rising cruise demand, rattle European rivals

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - European shipbuilders’ dominance in the $117 billion passenger ship industry may come under threat as Chinese rivals move into the sector to tap booming local demand for cruise holidays.<p>Labourers work at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China June 15, …

China

Climate Change Will Force the Poor From Their Homes

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>It’s no surprise that a list of places most at risk from …

Chinese Yards Step Further into Cruise Shipbuilding

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is preparing to set up a major supply chain hub for cruise ship construction in Baoshan, an industrial …

Climate Change Could Force Over 140 Million to Migrate Within Countries by 2050: World Bank Report

<b>WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 -</b> The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see over 140 million …

World Bank

Climate refugees may reach many millions by 2050

<b>Climate refugees, people fleeing climate change’s impacts by moving to new homes, may number over 140 million by 2050, the World Bank reports.</b><i>LONDON,</i> …

The prescience of paleoclimatology and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet

1.<p>Scambos, T., Hulbe, C. & Fahnestock, M. Climate-induced ice shelf disintegration in the Antarctic Peninsula. <i>Antarct. Res. Ser.</i> <b>79</b>, 79–92 …

Sea Level

Rising Seas Will Take Out Internet Infrastructure Far Sooner Than We Feared

"The expectation was that we'd have 50 years to plan for it. We don't."<p>The failure to address infrastructure shortcomings in the face of rising sea …

Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars | John Abraham

Ocean waters are rising because of global warming. They are rising for two reasons. First, and perhaps most obvious, ice is melting. There is a tremendous amount of ice locked away in Greenland, Antarctica, and in glaciers. As the world warms, that ice melts and the liquid water flows to the oceans.<p>…

Climate Change

Scripps scientists discover ancient glacier melt as source of climate cooling

Researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have discovered that an Arctic glacier melt played a major role in Europe’s cooler …

Killer heatwave sees all-time highs around world - including 47C in CANADA... and it’s set to continue, experts warn

A KILLER heatwave has seen all-time high temperature records set around the world – including 47C in Canada – and it’s set to continue, experts have …

Active volcano discovered beneath Antarctic ice sheet could be contributing to rapidly melting glacier

An active volcano has been unexpectedly discovered beneath a rapidly vanishing glacier in Antarctica by a team of scientists studying the melting ice …

Shipping and airline travel must be eliminated in their current forms to stop climate change, scientists warn

Airline travel and long-haul shipping are among the “tough-nut” sectors that will require a radical rethink if humanity is to stand any chance of …

Volcanic Heat Found Under Antarctica’s Fastest-Melting Glacier

2:54 PM 06/27/2018<p>A group of scientists at the University of Rhode Island stumbled on something unexpected when analyzing data brought back from a …

'The future we don't want is already happening' - climate change expert

The future we don't want is already happening with more intense droughts, floods, heat waves, blackouts, food shortages and sea levels gradually …

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels - study

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study that suggests the frozen continent could …

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

Antarctica Is Melting Away: More Than 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Vanished Since 1992

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the past 25 years, and that ice loss has accelerated rapidly over the last five years.<p>In a new study, …

Global Warming

Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World

Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes.<p>Glaciologists saw this happen for …

Antarctica has lost three trillion tonnes of ice in 26 years, says landmark study

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.<p>Two-fifths of that ice loss occurred in the last five years, a …

Global Warming

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble.

Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at a rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half-millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday.<p>The melt rate has tripled in the past decade, the study concluded. If …

The Great Chinese Climate Hoax Might Be Working Overtime This Hurricane Season

Luckily, Scott (Free Lunch) Pruitt is on the case.<p>Just another day at Camp Runamuck. The president*’s favorite TV host is now doing informercials on how to obstruct justice. The president*’s alleged lawyer continues to show his arse all over the electric TV. The president*’s cabinet officials …

Shattering Mark Set During Dust Bowl, US Just Had Hottest May Ever Recorded

Surpassing a mark set during the peak of the Dust Bowl in 1934, the continental United States just had its hottest May on record thanks in large part …

Civilization will be killed off in one of these three ways, scientists say

Civilization on Earth will probably be killed off in one of three ways, scientists have concluded.<p>Using math models, a team from the University of …

May 2018 was sunniest and warmest on record in UK

The UK has enjoyed its sunniest May on record, provisional figures show.<p>A total of 245.3 hours of sunshine were measured across the country last month, according to the Met Office. This is more than any May since current records began in 1929.<p>It was also the warmest May on record. The average …