Global Warming

Melting ice and satellites: how to measure the Earth's 'wiggle'

In a driverless future, it will be vital that our cars know exactly where they are on the road, down to the millimetre. We’ve found that our current …

Climate Change

Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming

Earth's already-beleaguered northern icecap suffered another blow this month with the early collapse of a barrier that kept some of Arctic's most …

Climate

Miami hits new temperature record Memorial Day weekend

If it seemed a little hotter than normal on Sunday, it was.<p>Miami’s high of 98 degrees made it the hottest May day recorded in the city, National …

Weather

NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to …

Climate

Waves Rippled Through Greenland’s Ice. That’s Ominous

• <i>Published:</i> May 26th, 2017<p>On its surface, the Greenland ice sheet is a vast expanse of seemingly immovable ice. But beneath the monotonous stretch of …

Climate

Relentless climate crisis crusader Al Gore returns to big screen with 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

Former Vice President Al Gore says America needs to fight the climate crisis by addressing the democracy crisis, and he's taking that message around …

Climate

Watch: New shipping routes threaten Arctic ecosystem

Watch Full Video<p>The Arctic is one of the regions most impacted by rising sea temperatures. Traditionally, shipping was considered impossible in the …

The Arctic

Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

It’s no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it’s one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. …

Climate

Sea level rising at triple speed since 1990 | DW Environment | DW | 24.05.2017

According to a new study, the world's oceans are rising almost three times as fast as they were 25 years ago. Scientists say coastal regions face a …

Climate Change

Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park

By NADJA POPOVICH<p>false<p>Source: U.S.G.S. and Portland State University. Grant and Stanton glaciers are in neighboring Flathead National …

Glacier National Park

Trump Must Resist Pressure From Foreign Leaders to Cave in on Global Warming

President Donald Trump has arrived in Italy for the G-7 summit, where foreign leaders will press him to abandon core elements of his “America First” …

Climate

Polar bears need to be fat, and they can’t be without sea ice – Thea Bechshøft

Humans are inquisitive and innovative, with an indisputable talent for problem-solving. So when we read about how polar bears are threatened by …

Climate

Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim RadfordGerman scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.They predict that, in a few …

Climate Change

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said …

China

2nd-warmest April and year-to-date

And, at both the poles, sea ice extents were at or near record low levels, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>According …

Climate

Happy (?) birthday temperature spiral

The world climate is out of control<p>It was a year ago this week that climate scientist Ed Hawkins unveiled a climate visual that wowed the world: an animated spiral showing the inexorable rise of global temperatures thanks to humanity’s release of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.<p>The graphic featured, …

Foreign Policy

'Doomsday' seed vault to protect human food supply from global disasters flooded by melting Arctic ice

The Arctic stronghold known as the “Doomsday Vault”, which was designed to protect the world’s most precious seeds from global catastrophe, has been …

Environment

Warm arctic fuels second-warmest April on record

The warm global average last month was heavily influenced by a continuation of unusually high Arctic temperatures<p>An unusually warm Arctic spring fueled the second-hottest April on record globally, with global warming and unusual weather conspiring to shrink sea ice and push up polar …

Foreign Policy

Arctic sea ice keeps scraping the bottom of the barrel

The astounding transformation of the Arctic before our very eyes continues<p>The astounding transformation of the Arctic before our very eyes continues. Yet another month has passed with record low sea ice.<p>This April merely tied April 2016 for the lowest extent on record, but it’s hardly reason to …

Foreign Policy

How Trump administration played down climate change in international declaration

The United States managed to remove references to the alarming rate at which Arctic sea ice is being lost from an international declaration, it has …

Climate

Miles of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea

Miles of ice sheets in the Antarctic are collapsing into the sea in a trend that scientists fear may indicate the early stage of an unstoppable …

Climate Change

April marked the 388th month in a row that the global temperature was warmer than average - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | May 18, 2017 2:01 pm<p>To find a month when the global average temperature over the land and oceans was below average, you have to go …

Climate

El Niño May Be Over For Now, But Record-Breaking Heat Swelters On

As CO2 in the atmosphere continues to rise, this hot trend isn't showing any signs of abating.<p>One of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history may now be behind us ― but if you thought its conclusion marked the end of record-breaking global average temperatures, think again.<p>Fueled by a …

Foreign Policy

Scientists test brazen new plan to save Swiss glaciers from global warming

A scientist plans to save Switzerland’s glaciers from global warming by quite simply covering them in snow – a plan that could help preserve the country’s ski season and secure the future of skiing and snowboarding on its mountains.<p>As a result of fewer snow days during the winter and decreasing …

Climate

Mapped: American people's concerns over global warming

IN 2015, researchers at Yale and Utah State University developed a tool to precisely estimate public opinion about climate change. From this tool, …

Climate Change

April 2017: Earths 2nd Warmest April on Record

<b>Above:</b> The planet's deadliest weather-related disaster of April--and of the entire year thus far--was a powerful debris flow that hit the Colombian …

Climate

Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles.<p>Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the National Advisor Bureau Limited sees it as a source of …

Climate Change

How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything

By Eric RostonEric Roston and Blacki MigliozziBlacki Migliozzi<p>A corrosion-proof, titanium Russian flag sways in the currents of the North Pole …

Arctic Circle

Global Warming Is Thawing Out Ancient Viruses And Bacteria Buried In Ice

When permafrost melts, sometimes it releases more than just water.<p>We've always lived with the possibility of some bacteria and viruses being deadly …

Climate

Report: Nearly half of California salmon species on track for extinction

Nearly half of the salmon and trout species that live in California will be extinct in 50 years if nothing is done to improve water quality, protect wetlands and stream habitat, and fight climate change, scientists warned Tuesday in a wide-ranging study of native fish.<p>The loss of so many species …

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