Temperature difference between the two interglacial periods, showing the opposite differences in surface temperatures over Greenland and Antarctica. Credit: Caroline Prescott A new study of the late Pliocene era could help scientists predict future sea level rise
November 22, 2017 — When Earth’s atmosphere warms, the vast sheets of ice over Antarctica and Greenland melt. This melting, in addition to the thermal expansion of water, leads to rising sea levels. Although it’s clear that seas are rising at an increasing rate,
Continue reading How Earth’s Orbit Affected Ice Sheets Millions of Years Ago 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, says the UN’s World Meteorological Organization The UN’s World Meteorological Organization says some 30 percent of the world’s population now experience ‘extreme hot temperatures’ for at least several days each year
BONN, Germany (Nov. 6, 2017) — 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Niño phenomena, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization said Monday, November 6.
Continue reading 2017 set to be hottest non-El Niño year, says UN Earth’s sea ice has shrunk dramatically in recent years. Photograph: David Goldman/AP Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe
November 5, 2017 — President Trump has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.
Continue reading Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change A father holding up his child at a waterpark at the children’s garden in the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, March 17, 2016. Wallace Woon/EPA Temperatures in the first two months of 2016 soared to new highs, following a year that broke ‘all previous records by a wide margin,’ the UN’s weather agency says
GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 22, 2016) — January and February 2016 smashed temperature records, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, March 21, as it warned climate change was advancing at an “unprecedented” rate.
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