Global Warming

Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff | John Abraham

A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. In particular, the authors of this study tried to …

Climate Change

The baking Pacific Ocean is changing the weather on the Southern California coast

Ocean temperatures off the Southern California coast have been profoundly warm in August, with a number of all-time high temperatures recorded in San …

Climate Change

Evidence suggests global warming might have a negative impact on some government workers

A team of researchers affiliated with MIT and Harvard University has found evidence suggesting that as the planet heats up, the performance of some …

Climate Change

Marine heat waves cause undersea havoc

<b>By Christina Larson | Associated Press</b><p>WASHINGTON — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.<p>Off the San Diego …

Climate Change

San Diego Heat Spell Longest in 34 Years: Natural AC 'Isn't Functioning Well'

Share This Article:<p>The <b>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</b> announced Tuesday that San Diego temperatures have been 80 degrees or higher …

San Diego

Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change

Seabirds such as gulls can be key indicators of environmental change as their populations respond to shifts in their ocean habitat over time. A new …

Climate Change

Why sea level rise varies from place to place

The impact of global sea level rise varies regionally, thanks to these factors.

Climate Change

Overnight freeze gives northern Finland relief from scorching summer

According to Yle meteorologist Marjo Hoikkanen, Finland is yet to experience thermal autumn, however instruments at six weather monitoring stations …

The Arctic

Earth's heat wave continued in July, NASA finds

July 2018 was the planet's third-warmest such month since reliable measurements began in 1880, with a global average surface temperature of 1.4°F …

Climate Change

The ocean's 'Twilight Zone' is affecting Earth's climate

It may not be a dimension as vast as space nor as timeless as infinity, but the ocean's "twilight zone" is affecting Earth's climate, due to the heavy presence of phytoplankton in the region.<p>NASA scientists are venturing into the ocean's "twilight zone" to explore how phytoplankton are affecting …

Exports

Infographic: Sea level rise – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

We know seas are rising and we know why. The urgent questions are by how much and how quickly. Available to download, this infographic covers the …

Sea Level

Warmest July on record

The latest data show July was the third hottest on record, more than 0.4°C warmer than average - almost on par with the last year. Temperatures were unusually high in many regions around the globe.<p>After devastating Japanese floods early in July, parts of Asia, Northern Europe and the United States …

Foreign Policy

Kalaallit Nunaat high arctic tundra

<b>Description</b> <b><br>Location and General Description</b><br>Greenland is the world’s largest island, though four-fifths of the land area lies beneath the second …

Climate Change

21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerated by abrupt thaw beneath lakes

Article |<p>Open | Published: 15 August 2018<p><i>Nature Communications</i><b>volume 9</b>, Article number: 3262 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Permafrost carbon …

Climate Change

Defence cuts, skill fade and lack of 'intellectual investment' in Arctic threatens Britain’s northern flank, report says

Russia poses a serious threat to Britain because the military is failing to protect the Arctic flank, a new report says.<p>Britain’s ability to defend against threats from the Arctic and the High North is at risk due to cost savings, skill fade and a lack of intellectual investment. The country must …

North Atlantic

What’s the highest Lake Michigan water temperature recorded at Chicago?

<b>Dear Tom,</b> <b><br>What’s the highest Lake Michigan water temperature recorded at Chicago?</b> <i><br>— George Kuritza</i><br>Dear George,<br>Rebounding from icy 32-degree late-winter …

Lake Michigan

Hyperspectral imager leaves a legacy of contributions to coastal research

Images of Earth from space are not only beautiful and inspirational, they also provide valuable information for science and commerce that cannot be …

Space Station

The next five years will be ‘anomalously warm,’ scientists predict

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded — and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be “anomalously warm,” even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.<p>That could include another record warmest year, …

Foreign Policy

Arctic odysseys: science among sea bears and musk oxen

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>14 August 2018<p>Huw Lewis-Jones revels in a study of field biology at the frontiers of climate change.<p>Huw Lewis-Jones is an environmental …

Climate Change

The heat is on for 4 more years: Extreme temperatures expected through 2022

This summer's heat has shattered records around the Northern Hemisphere, from Algeria to Canada and Japan to California. New research suggests this could be only the beginning of a four-year global "warm spell."<p>Using a new forecasting technique, scientists in a study published Tuesday predict that …

News (U.S.)

A Map of Freshwater

Freshwater is found in lakes, rivers, soil, snow, groundwater and ice, and is one of the most essential of Earth's resources, for drinking water and …

Sea Level

Glacier National Park is on fire — and yes, warming is making things worse

This summer has felt like a global warming turning point. Now, another milestone: Saturday, August 11, 2018 was the hottest day in the history of …

Climate Change

Global temperatures likely to be ‘abnormally high’ for at least four years, climate scientists warn

Sizzling heatwaves are likely to be a feature of the global climate for at least the next four years, say scientists.<p>Researchers found that both …

Climate Change

Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland: Study shows complex connection between meltwater discharge and nutrient input

Study shows complex connection between meltwater discharge and nutrient input<p>The unusual timing of highly-productive summer plankton blooms off …

Climate Change

Warmer ocean, warmer winter Eurasian climate

A vigorous and continuous rise in sea surface temperature (SST) and land surface temperature has been caused by increasing greenhouse gas …

Climate Change

Ocean Research Project vision sets sail to do its part to help save oceans

Matt Rutherford and Nicole Trenholm weren’t going to let bad news about a grant for this year’s arctic marine expedition stop them.<p>So they hitched a …

Annapolis

Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice research

Sea ice is vital to the Arctic, influencing climate patterns, human and animal interactions, and ecological processes. And it’s no secret that the …

Climate Change

Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego

News<p>Unusually Warm Southern California Ocean Helps Break Temperature Records in San Diego<p>By Chris Dolce<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>01:12<p>6th …

Climate Change

King penguin die-off: 'They're more or less stuck there'

Roughly 90 percent of king penguins on an island between South Africa and Antarctica are estimated to have died over the past few decades. That's …

Climate Change

What caused this colossal heart-shaped hole in the cloud deck off the coast of California and Baja?

I'm always on the look out for interesting images of Earth shot from space so that I can share them here at ImaGeo. And when I saw the one above, I …

La Jolla