Global Warming

Lingering Sea Ice on Hudson Bay : Image of the Day

Roughly 20,000 years ago, during the peak of the last Ice Age, the area that is now Hudson Bay sat beneath a layer of ice thousands of feet thick. As …

Climate

Can climate change cause something worse than a ‘Sharknado’?

Climate change bites!<p>A “Sharkicane” — a terrifying twist on the meteorological havoc wrought in the cult flick “Sharknado” — is more likely than ever …

Climate Change

Why the Left Can't Solve Global Warming

Because they've gone about it all wrong. Instead of treating global warming like a problem that needs to be addressed regardless of what caused it, …

Climate

Sydney could break 27-year July temperature record this weekend

Sydney is expected to enjoy a beautiful winter weekend, with temperatures predicted to soar to the highest July levels since 1990.<p>Temperatures in …

Climate

Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow

HELSINKI (AP) — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland's northern Lapland.<p>A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife Park, 760 kilometers (470 miles) north of Helsinki. It …

Polar Bears

With countless records smashed, this year is bringing new meaning to Miami heat

Miami is known for its steamy weather, but this year and this month, the city has shattered an astonishing number of records for hot weather. It’s having its hottest month ever recorded, and, so far, 2017 is its warmest year.<p><b>A record challenging number of 90-degree days</b><p>Weather records for Miami are …

Climate

England and Wales record warmest winter since 1910

Met Office figures for 2016 also show long-term decrease in amount of frost, while last winter was the second wettest on record across the country<p>The winter of 2016 was the warmest for England and Wales in records that stretch back to 1910, the Met Office’s annual State of the UK Climate report …

Climate

Sea ice, before it's too late

Stunning views of the imperiled Arctic.<p>There are 17 different kinds of ice, but perhaps none as precious as the ice located at our planet’s poles. Keeping an eye on that ice is NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the largest airborne survey of the Earth’s polar regions. At least twice a year (usually in …

Climate

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

• <i>Published:</i> July 25th, 2017<p>Recent summers on the vast, white expanse of the Greenland Ice Sheet have featured some spectacular ice melt, including an …

Climate Change

How distant winds may be causing Antarctic meltdown

Understanding wind direction will help scientists predict more accurate levels of sea rise<p>Estimates of just how much sea levels will rise and inundate coastal areas vary widely. One of the reasons is that scientists just aren’t sure how quickly the vast ice sheets of Antarctica might melt into the …

Climate Change

Arctic icescapes

None<p>Broken blocks of sea ice emerge from under the hull of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Victoria Strait while traversing the Arctic's Northwest Passage on July 21, 2017. Sea ice forms when the top layer of water reaches freezing point, usually around the start of …

Climate

ICYMI: Chair Of House Committee On Science Says Global Warming Might Actually Be Beneficial

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Congressional Committees

The ice on Greenland is melting. And scientists say we should be worrying

Scientists are “very worried” that the Greenland ice sheet might start to melt “faster and faster”, a leading scientist has said.<p>The problem is that …

Climate Change

This one chart shows how much the Arctic has melted since the '80s

Arctic sea ice has been melting at a steady clip this summer as it heads toward its annual low point. But a new chart shows that with nearly two months still left in the melt season, sea ice area is already below what would have been a yearly low in the 1980s.<p>The comparison shows the clear …

Climate

This Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

Rising Sea Levels<p>In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth’s oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency projected that we’re now “locked …

Climate Change

This weekend is set to be so warm, it will be more like summer than winter

HAPPY Christmas in July! Although you wouldn’t know it by the temperature which has turned into Christmas in December.<p>The weekend in Sydney the …

Weather

New information suggests that scientists have underestimated global warming—but don't panic

×<p>Tag History<p>ClimateChange created by Mark Sumner at 07/24/2017 11:22 AM<br>• ClimateChange Environment created by Mark Sumner at 07/24/2017 11:22 …

Liberal POV

Extremely Nasty Climate Wake-Up

Now that the Great Acceleration dictates the biosphere with ever more intensity, sudden changes in the ecosystem are causing climate scientists to …

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 …

Foreign Policy

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a …

Climate

A new window of opportunity for global warming denialists?

The scientists at NASA have plotted average global temperatures since 1880, both the annual averages plus five-year averages to smooth out any short …

Climate

Surprising Scientists, 2017 Could Be Among Hottest on Record

This year is on track to be the second-hottest on record, surprising climate scientists who thought natural weather patterns could break a multiyear …

Climate Change

Not for online

Your article about worsening storms on the east coast ("Shifting storms under climate change put sheltered areas at risk'', July 21), had me digging …

Brisbane

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.<p>Normally, the hottest years on record occur when the …

Climate

Solve Antarctica’s sea-ice puzzle

John Turner and Josefino Comiso call for a coordinated push to crack the baffling rise and fall of sea ice around Antarctica.<p>Subject …

Climate

Biggest Way To Slow Global Warming? Have Fewer Children

Researchers determined it’s the single most impactful way to slow global warming<p>Those of us who believe in the very real threats posed by climate …

Climate Change

New Study: Most Effective Way to Fight Global Warming? Don’t Have Kids

Posted: Jul 19, 2017 4:00 PM<p>A radical solution is being proposed by those promoting the theory that man is to blame for climate change. Their …

Climate Change

May's rating plunges to worst on record

Theresa May's rating has plunged to the worst on record for a prime minister in the weeks after an election, according to pollsters.<p>Labour is also …

Jeremy Corbyn

First half of 2017 was 2nd warmest such period on record - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 19, 2017 2:28 pm<p>The month of June by itself was third warmest in records dating back 138 years, according to NOAA<p>The Mer de …

Climate

NOAA: Earth had its Third Warmest June on Record

By Dr. Jeff Masters<p>June 2017 was the planet's third warmest June since record keeping began in 1880, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

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