Notice: Climate Change

By Keith | Global Warming is real says the editor of Notice Magazine.

Sea level warning as Greenland darkens

<b>Scientists are "very worried" that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and raise sea levels more than expected.</b><p>They say warmer conditions are encouraging algae to grow and darken the surface.<p>Dark ice absorbs more solar radiation than clean white ice so warms up and melts more …

Global Warming

We may have even less time to stop global warming than we thought

At least since 2013, one of the biggest concerns in the climate change debate has been the so-called carbon budget — a fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that we can put into the atmosphere before irrevocably committing to a considerably hotter planet.<p>As of 2011, that budget was …

Climate Change

At midway point, 2017 is second-hottest year on record

June 2017 was 1.81°F (1.01°C) above pre-industrial average — Paris deal sets the mark under 2°C (3.6°F)<p>At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped boost temperatures to record levels last year.<p>The continued …

Global Warming

Too sunny in Philadelphia? Satellites zero in on dangerous urban heat islands

Satellite and socioeconomic data can pinpoint which of a city’s neighborhoods are most at risk during heat waves<p>Cities around the world are getting hotter as the planet warms, and the consequences can be deadly. Researchers have linked heat waves like the one that hit Russia in 2010 — killing …

Climate Change

An ominous occurrence in Antarctica

AFP/British Antanartic SurveyA screengrab made from a video released by the British Antarctic Survey shows the rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the …

Climate Change

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions<p>Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were …

Climate Change

The Antarctic ice shelf continues to crack.

The new rift in Larsen C emerged days after a Delaware-sized iceberg broke off from the ice shelf.<p>Scientists aren’t totally sure of the implications, …

Climate Change

Why We Need A New Label For ‘Climate Change’

Nineteen of the G20 countries have affirmed their commitment to the Paris climate agreement, which sets guidelines for each participating country to …

Climate

The west is on fire as heat records fall

Even nighttime temps are unbearably hot<p>From Phoenix to Boise, high temperature records fell like dominoes over the weekend as an impressive heat wave engulfed the western U.S., helping to fuel several wildfires.<p>While heat waves are a regular part of summer weather, the steady warming of the planet …

Climate Change

Arctic heat is becoming more common and persistent

Warmer air and water is fueling a negative feedback loop — temperatures rising faster than rest of the world<p>The Arctic is a bastion of cold, blustery weather. But in the latest sign of how quickly changes are happening, new research published this week shows that the Arctic has seen more frequent …

Climate Change

Stop Right Now And Watch “Chasing Coral” To Understand What We’ve Done To The Ocean

If you think devastating effects of climate change aren’t here yet, the new film from the makers of “Chasing Ice” will make it very clear how wrong you are.<p>Underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, after weeks of filming coral to manually build time-lapses–helping gather 50 or 60 shots a day, and …

Oceans

Two millenia of data points to human-induced climate change

With 2016 claiming the title of hottest year on record, models, statistics and timelapse photos are painting a pretty clear picture of who's to …

Climate Change

As the Arctic gets warmer, our winters get colder

And our plants take a hit.<p>In the winter of 2015, New York City’s Hudson River froze—a rare occurrence. Prior to the 2000s, the record shows that the Hudson froze in 1720, 1780, and 1821—a period that overlaps with the so-called Little Ice Age, when the Northern Hemisphere was cooler overall. But …

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30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space. Climate change could upend that.

Our swiftly dimming planet.<p>If you’ve ever made the mistake of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering day, you know that dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, while light colors reflect it. Our planet works the same way. White surfaces, like the snow on the world’s glaciers, reflect the sun’s rays back …

Climate Change

New Map Shows Where Extreme Floods Will Be Normal by 2050

These parts of the world aren't ready for what's coming.<p>Thanks to climate change, the frequency of major flooding events is increasing at an alarming …

Climate Change

The ocean's crucial carbon capture mechanism is slowing down

The Earth is actively fighting back against human-induced climate change. Some of the excess carbon dioxide we're pumping into the air is absorbed by …

Climate Change

Impending Antarctic iceberg is the size of Delaware, and extends 700 feet below the surface

Any way you look at it, we're about to witness the birth of one massive iceberg.<p>Researchers with the European Space Agency (ESA) have taken more detailed measurements of the massive iceberg set to cleave off the Larsen C Ice Shelf at any minute.<p>According to data from instruments aboard the CryoSat …

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Chile's penguin colonies disappear as global temperature rises

Penguin colonies in parts of South America are starting to disappear as global temperatures rise and extreme weather destroys habitats. Chile's Magellan region is the most affected. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Isla Magdalena, Chile.<p>Penguin colonies in parts of South America are starting …

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Bad news for climate contrarians – 'the best data we have' just got hotter

The favorite satellite data of contrarians like Ted Cruz corrected for some errors and ended up hotter<p>A new paper just published in the Journal of Climate is a stunning setback for the darling of cherry-picking for contrarian scientists and elected officials. Let’s walk though this so we appreciate …

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‘Killer heat’ due to climate change may spike in U.S. cities, says study

Thousands of Americans will die each summer if emissions go unchecked, according to the NRDC<p>The record-breaking heat wave that gripped Southwest U.S. last week was particularly relentless—temperatures in Phoenix topped 115 degrees Fahrenheit for five days in a row. The extreme heat was not just …

Climate Change

Sunnier skies driving Greenland surface melt

Greenland's ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels<p>In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, mostly from melt across its vast surface. That surface melt is, in turn, driven mostly by an uptick in …

Global Warming

How Extreme Heat Could Leave Swaths of the Planet Uninhabitable

Last year, in Kuwait, the earth’s hottest recorded temperature topped 129 degrees, a tie with Death Valley’s sizzling 2013 high. Recalling his own near-lethal brush with such temperatures—now the leading cause of weather-related fatalities—the author investigates how it could alter Earth …

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Within Our Lives, 95 Degree Days Could Be Totally Normal

It’s going to be this hot more often.<p>The term “global warming” has fallen out of favor, with the all-encompassing “climate change” taking its place. But the planet is getting hotter–just this month, flights were grounded in the Southwestern United States because it was too hot to take off. Now, a …

Climate Change

The Colorado River is shrinking

The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000.<p>Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five …

Climate Change

Bigger hail might pummel the US as climate change gathers more force

What fresh hail is this<p>Last month, hailstones as big as baseballs pounded the Denver area, knocking down power lines, damaging homes, and smashing through windshields “like tissue paper,” <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reported. The hailstorm hit during rush hour, when lots of cars where on the road, and ended …

Climate Change

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

CAPE GRIM, Tasmania — On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of miles, and the arriving air seems as if it should be the cleanest in the world.<p>But on a cliff above the sea, inside a low-slung government building, a bank of sophisticated …

Carbon

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Global Warming

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

By Andy Rowell<p>Any day now we will truly witness climate change in action. Within days at worst, maybe weeks at best, scientists predict that a huge …

The Number of Deadly Heatwaves Will Only Keep Rising, Experts Warn

Majority of the world population could be exposed by 2100.<p>One of the consequences of a warming planet is more heatwaves, and more heatwaves that are …