Tag Archives: global warming

Both poles of the planet are experiencing extreme heat and Antarctica is breaking records

The Earth’s poles are experiencing simultaneous extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than the average. Antarctic weather stations broke records on Friday as the region approached autumn. …

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Viewpoint: Global warming is hitting hard and fast

There is so much at stake if we don’t immediately protect our lovely Malaspina Strait, which is home to hundreds of marine species and migratory birds. ~ Lesley Armstrong Seven months ago, our southwest coast experienced a heat dome, during which billions of sea creatures ranging from plankton and crustaceans …

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Gas cookers leak methane even when turned off, study finds

According to a new report, gas stoves release significant amounts of methane when turned on and even when turned off, adding to the growing debate about the effects of gas-powered appliances on human health and climate change. The small study – based on measurements of cooktops, ovens and broilers in …

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Defenders of good ocean conditions are not enough to recover salmon / Public News Service

Recent data on ocean conditions could be good news for struggling salmon in the Northwest. But species advocates warn that this is not enough to stop their alarming slide. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects ocean waters to remain cold and more food for fish along the west coast. …

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La Nina is expected to persist until May before disappearing

La Nina could linger for at least another four months before the phenomenon begins to fade. La Nina could persist for at least four more months before the phenomenon blamed on South American droughts, milder weather in the southern United States and heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest begins to …

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Winter’s wrath envelops the Berkshires in polar frost to start the week | Weather

Quote “Leaving a bookstore is difficult… especially on a January day, when the wind is blowing, the ice is dangerous and the books inside seem to congregate in colorful heat. “ Jane Smiley (novelist, essayist) A brutal explosion from a deep arctic frost, also known as a “polar vortex”, was …

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‘We can’t ignore the reality’: Colorado fires underscore the urgency of US climate law | Climate crisis

Joe Biden ended his tour of neighborhoods devastated by Colorado’s most destructive fire by emphasizing the link between escalating U.S. wildfires and the global climate crisis, saying the United States can no longer “ignore the reality” of the weather conditions that “supercharged” the fires. Biden’s trip to Boulder County on …

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December 2021 was the 2nd hottest on record for Philadelphia, as part of a climate change trend

As to wipe the slate for 2022, temperatures have plunged and lawns snowed in the Philadelphia area and on the Jersey Shore Monday, leaving December as a quickly fading memory. But the last day of 2021, Dec.31, recorded an average daily temperature of 51 degrees in Philadelphia – 16 degrees …

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What role does climate change play in windstorms and tornadoes?

Derechos “are primarily a summer phenomenon,” said Harold Brooks, senior researcher at the National Severe Storms Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “If you make it more summery, you can expect them to increase.” “What makes derechos painful is that although their winds are often not strong enough …

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Indian cities underwater until the first rain in Greenland, 2021 was the year of climate change alarms

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a popular sentiment circulating on social media is that the coronavirus has been unleashed on us by Mother Nature due to the irreversible damage that humans cause to it. Although there are no studies that can directly link the two events, it is …

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HHS steps up pressure on climate change with new office | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

[co-author: Sam Throm] The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently established the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), reinforcing the Biden-Harris administration’s strong commitment to mitigate the legacy damage of climate change and build resilience for the future. …

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What is the sixth mass extinction, what scientists say

Recent research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), indicates that the current sixth mass extinction could be one of the most serious environmental dangers to the survival of the civilization. ZBush on DeviantArt According to the study, this …

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The implications for regional security – benarnews

The stakes at the Glasgow Climate Change Summit could not be higher. Scientists are clear and united in warning that if humanity fails to contain global warming, the impacts will be irreversible and cataclysmic. Southeast Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to this situation. As …

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Arctic Ocean pack ice hits lowest in September

Sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean reached an annual summer low in September. At 1.82 million square miles, it was 579,000 square miles smaller than the 1981-2010 average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ice peaks every March and its minimum every September. According to the …

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France, Spain call for changes as EU energy prices rise

BRUSSELS (AP) – France and Spain pushed on Monday for changes to the rules governing the European Union’s energy markets as gas and electricity prices rise, pushing up already high utility bills and further tightening the belts of those hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. European governments are scrambling to …

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The climatic disasters of summer 2021

“It was impossible to ignore climate change this summer,” Rachel Licker, senior climatologist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told CNN. “And sadly, this is not a one-time thing … it’s what we can expect more of, especially if we don’t stop fossil fuels and invest in measures to build …

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How do volcanoes contribute to climate change?

Volcanoes change the Earth’s climate by warming and cooling it. Their net effect on the climate is now small compared to that of pollutants of human origin. Nonetheless, the climate change caused in prehistoric times by almost constant eruptions and, in recent centuries, by a handful of epic eruptions, gives …

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Prioritize reforestation according to local biogeochemical and biogeophysical impacts

1. IPCC Special report on global warming of 1.5 ° C (eds Masson-Delmotte, V. et al.) (OMM, 2018). 2. IPCC Special report on Climate change and land (IPCC, 2019). 3. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx (UNFCCC, 2015); https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/nationally-determined-contributions-ndcs/indcs 4. Erb, K.-H. et al. Surprisingly large impact of forest management …

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Fire breaks out in New Greece, causing evacuations

Published on: 09/21/2021 – 01:14 Athens (AFP) A forest fire broke out in a Greek seaside town northeast of Athens on Monday, burning brush and pine trees and prompting preventive evacuations, firefighters said. The latest blaze comes after Greece was rocked by deadly fires last month fueled by a heat …

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Areas once marked in red are now often urban heat islands

Heat is typically the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States, but depending on the neighborhood, some townspeople experience cooler and more manageable temperatures than others. Why is this important: All cities trap heat, with their dark-colored asphalt and energy-absorbing buildings – a phenomenon known as the urban …

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Tropical storm Odette forms off the mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday afternoon and is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions as it heads into Newfoundland, forecasters said. At around 5 p.m. EST, the storm was about 225 miles southeast of Cape May, NJ, moving northeast with maximum sustained winds of about …

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Flora Cardoni and Michael Mann: Keystone State Keys to Addressing the Climate Crisis

Tropical Depression (formerly Hurricane) Ida hit us hard, depositing torrential rains causing flooding over a huge part of the eastern United States. Here in Pennsylvania, dangerous flash floods and tornadoes have destroyed homes and vehicles, disrupted and contaminated water supplies, devastated communities and resulted in tragic and preventable deaths. Sadly, …

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Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

Dead mussels and clams covered the rocks of the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping as if they had been boiled. The starfish have been cooked to death. Sockeye salmon swam slowly in an overheated Washington River, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas. The combination of extraordinary heat …

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Climate change is making Athens hotter

The weather normals are out, and it’s no surprise that Athens is warming up. What’s surprising is the acceleration – how quickly the city and state are heating up. Every 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recalculates a new set of these normals for nation, state, and individual …

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Climate change – CNA

BANGKOK: When Dr. Deo Florence Onda found himself more than 10,000 meters below the surface, in the third deepest trench on the planet, he was looking for mysteries hidden in the dark. The Emden Deep, which is part of the Philippine Trench, is one of Earth’s last frontiers, an unexplored …

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