Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Reserve, on the border between Mongolia and Tyva, is one of the last remnants of the mammoth steppe, Earth’s most extensive biome during the Last Glacial Maximum. Last summer, scientists met to discuss changes in ocean circulation between this glacial maximum period and the present time and how these changes are related to changes in the climate and carbon cycling. Credit: Alexander Leshcheonok, CC BY-SA 4.0 Past Global Changes (PAGES) OC3 Working Group second workshop on Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling during Last Deglaciation: Regional Synthesis of Carbon Isotopes Data; Corvallis, Oregon, 27–29 June 2017
December 3, 2017 — Scientists still don’t fully understand the climatic transition that took place on Earth between the Last Glacial Maximum and recent times. Even though carbon cycling and the associated rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) during this
Continue reading Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycling During the Last Deglaciation Young teenage brides in the village of Nataka on the east coast of Mozambique, left to right: Carlina Nortino, 15, Muacheia Amade, 14, Lucia Eusebio, 15, and Fatima Amisse, 14. Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain/Gethin Chamberlain. As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty
November 26, 2017 — It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’
Continue reading Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides Rebecca Till in her flooded property in Galgate. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Cumbria MP says government is dragging its feet, as torrential rain causes flooding in area hit by Storm Desmond in 2015
November 24, 2017 — Torrential rain has forced dozens of families from their homes and caused disruption across the north-west of England, prompting a local MP to accuse the government of
Continue reading Floods in north-west England prompt criticism over missing defences HEALTH. Studies show that climate change can undo more than 50 years of gains in global health and development work. The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 23, 2017) — What makes climate change one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century?
Continue reading Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century Flooding at Carnforth railway station in Lancashire, where heavy rain caused flooding and travel disruption. Photograph: @Bloo_Bel/Twitter/PA People evacuated in Lancashire as rain causes widespread flooding and power cuts in north-west England and north Wales
November 23, 2017 — Firefighters have rescued more than 70 people as torrential rain caused widespread flooding and power blackouts across north-west England and north Wales.
Continue reading 70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues A tropical storm beginning to form in the South China Sea in July 2017, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) weather satellite. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team Scientists measure dissolved black carbon in South China Sea water samples to better understand the carbon cycle in the oceans, which absorb roughly half of all carbon emitted into the atmosphere
November 21, 2017 — To fully understand how the oceans regulate carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, scientists must have detailed knowledge of the marine carbon cycle. A large amount of
Continue reading Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AP After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change
November 20, 2017 — The latest climate change survey from Yale and George Mason Universities is out, and it shows that Americans are still poorly-informed about the causes of global warming. Only
Continue reading Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean (Pic: NLRC via IFRC) Hurricane Irma cost Antigua and Barbuda $250m but insurance paid out just $6m, says diplomat, calling for more support at UN climate talks in Bonn
November 13, 2017 — After one of the most destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, some Caribbean nations are facing heavy losses.
Continue reading Caribbean diplomat calls for support to address hurricane losses Labour Treasury sources said the party wanted to ensure that long-term impacts of climate change and environmental damage, including effects on food prices, flooding and loss of productivity in more frequent extreme weather, could have a direct impact informing economic policymaking. Photograph: David Davies/PA Shadow chancellor John McDonnell to say ‘overwhelming challenge of climate change’ must be addressed from very centre of government
November 13, 2017 — The risk posed by climate change would be factored into projections from the government’s independent economic forecaster if Labour took office, the shadow chancellor will announce on Tuesday.
Continue reading Labour vows to factor climate change risk into economic forecasts Big polluters like China are acting to cut emissions but low rains have reduced low-carbon hydroelectric output this year. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images The rise would end three years of flat carbon emissions – a ‘huge leap backward’ say some scientists, while others say the longer term trend is more hopeful
November 13, 2017 — The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of flat growth that raised hopes that a peak in global emissions had been reached.
Continue reading Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn