Posts Tagged Temperature increase

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices…

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-greenlands-melting-ice-a-warning-on-hard-climate-choices Advertisements

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Faster CO2 Rise Expected in 2019…

During 2019 Met Office climate scientists expect to see one of the largest rises in atmospheric carbon-dioxide concentration in 62 years of measurements. The Met Office CO2 forecast is based on a combination of factors including rising anthropogenic emissions and a relative reduction in the uptake of carbon-dioxide by ecosystems due to tropical climate variability… […]

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Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought…

Summary:. Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or ‘hiatus’ in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded… Read the article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110141811.htm

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

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Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting…

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/redrawing-the-map-how-the-worlds-climate-zones-are-shifting

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Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans…

Summary:  Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans. As the oceans warm, oxygen decreases while hydrogen sulfide increases, making the oceans toxic and […]

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The Number of AC Units Installed Worldwide Could Quadruple by 2050…

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, the number of air conditioning units in use globally is expected to quadruple by mid-century, increasing from 3.6 billion today to 14 billion in 2050, according to a new report by scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. As a result, the world will consume five […]

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Historic Shift Means An Arctic Ocean Region Could Become Part of the Atlantic…

A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis, as recent climate change has warmed it so much that it might as well be considered part of the Atlantic… Read the article here: https://www.livescience.com/62947-arctic-ocean-region-becoming-atlantic.html

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Drought & Deluge in 2018…

The following report is from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/drought-deluge-in-2018

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Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean…

The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/alien-waters-neighboring-seas-are-flowing-into-a-warming-arctic-ocean

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Sea Level Stakes for the Caribbean, in Pictures…

Research re: Sea level projections for the Caribbean employing science-based imagery, climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sea-level-stakes-for-the-caribbean-in-pictures-21770

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Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020…

The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don’t panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend?… Read about it at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61716-sun-cooling-global-warming.html

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Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase…

Source enn.com: : Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase

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Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever…

Earth’s long-term warming trend continues, and 2017 now ranks as one of the top three hottest years on record… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61465-2017-global-temperatures.html

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Humidity is the real heatwave threat…

It’s not just the extreme temperature a heatwave brings that’s the problem, but the humidity from its burden of water vapour… Read the article here at climatenewsnetwork.net: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/humidity-real-threat-heatwave/

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change…

TOGORU, Fiji, Jan 2 2018 (IPS) – The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The […]

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2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño, thanks to global warming…

Climate scientists predicted the rapid rise in global surface temperatures that we’re now seeing… Read this climate update at guardian.co.uk: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/02/2017-was-the-hottest-year-on-record-without-an-el-nino-thanks-to-global-warming

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