Civil Society Protests at COP21, Paris Credit: Takver/Flickr Global average temperatures could pass 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels within the next decade, new projections suggest
May 8, 2017 — The timing of when we actually hit the 1.5°C threshold will depend heavily on a natural cycle in the Pacific Ocean, the study finds, which can either dampen or accelerate global temperature rise.
Continue reading Pacific Ocean shift could see 1.5C limit breached within a decade The 2015 United Nations climate talks in Paris delivered a historic climate agreement. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP A new study shows how a switch in a major climate system could accelerate global temperatures to a 1.5°C limit, but some scientists are challenging the assumptions
May 8, 2017 — In the Brazilian city of São Paulo, more than 80 experts, including dozens of climate scientists, gathered back in March for a giant planning meeting.
Continue reading Planet could breach 1.5C warming limit within 10 years, but be aware of caveats A small hole in the clouds revealed newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an iceberg on Nov. 5, 2014 flight. Credit: NASA/Digital Mapping System. Scientists have long been searching for an explanation for the contrasting fortunes of sea ice at the Earth’s poles. While the Arctic has seen a rapid decline in sea ice extent in recent decades, the seas around Antarctica have slowly gained ice.
July 7, 2016 — Now, a new study suggests a natural shift from one state to another in the Pacific Ocean is responsible for the increase in Antarctic sea ice.
Continue reading Pacific Ocean behind recent Antarctic sea ice growth