Showing posts with label global warming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label global warming. Show all posts

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Austrian glaciers see large retreat in 2015

The hot Austrian summer of 2015 has led to a large retreat of the country's glaciers, an expert in the field said on Friday.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Climate change 'could wipe $2.5tn off' global assets

Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

China, US pledge joint efforts to combat climate change

China and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to jointly tackling climate change as the world's two major carbon emitters plan to ink an ambitious climate agreement next month.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Greenland's ice sheet from 40,000 feet

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday released a stunning image of Greenland's ice sheet taken from 40,000 feet by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth - Study

 Scientists unveiled the first smoking-gun evidence Wednesday that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs.

Monday, February 15, 2016

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding

Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheet at ‘Point of No Return’

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Storm-battered UK to get more extreme weather

As residents of northern England and Scotland rebuild their lives after the floods that devastated the UK over December and January, climate change experts have warned we should be prepared for further increases in the amount of such ‘extreme weather’ in future.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Record temperatures linked to rise in mosquito-borne viruses

Rising temperatures will lead to increases in mosquito-borne viruses such as the Zika virus, Janos Pasztor, UN assistant secretary-general on climate change, said at a press conference Friday.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2015 hottest year on record by a wide margin

Blistering heat blanketed the Earth in 2015 like never before, making it by far the hottest year by the widest margin on record, and reflecting a continued long-term warming trend in global climate change.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Paying the price for a warmer world

Last year is likely to be the warmest since records began in 1880, beating 2014.

Yet, 2016 is expected to be even warmer.

Friday, January 08, 2016

95 Homes Destroyed by Wildfire in Western Australia

Local officials reported on Friday that a wildfire in Western Australia has destroyed 95 homes after it ripped through a rural town just south of Perth overnight.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Warm winter temperatures break record in Moscow

Unusually warm temperatures have changed winter life in Russia's capital: the abnormal spell of warm weather due to Atlantic cyclones blocks the start of the ski season and postpones flooding of the city rinks with water.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Obama calls Paris climate accord "a turning point for the world"

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called the Paris climate agreement "a turning point for the world," saying it had created an "enduring framework" for future efforts.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Climate change deal to keep rises under 2C

French President Francois Hollande has urged countries to adopt the first universal climate change deal in history, telling them it would be a major leap for mankind.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Austria's largest glacier could disappear by 2050

Glaciers in the Hohe Tauern mountain range in southern Austria have melted at an extremely high rate this year, with estimations that the longest glacier known as the Pasterze could disappear almost entirely by 2050, it was reported Thursday.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

COP21: 'Climate change refugees are already a reality'

The threat of a future tide of refugees is being cited often by world leaders as they push for a new global pact at the COP21 climate summit in Paris. But on some islands in the Indian Ocean, climate refugees are already a reality.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Key dates in the battle against global warming

The UN climate summit in Paris, which opens on November 30, is the latest bid to secure a universal climate rescue pact in a two-decade-long effort to limit global warming.

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