Ice sheet coverage at one pole found to influence coverage at the other

They might be tens of thousands of kilometers apart, but ice coverage at the North and South Poles may be more closely related than once thought. Scientists have tapped into geological records to model historical ice sheet changes at either end of the … Continue reading Ice sheet coverage at one pole found to influence coverage at the other

NASA and ESA launch new satellite to monitor next decade of rising seas

With the world continuing to warm and sea levels continuing to rise, NASA and ESA are eyeing the next decade of climate change and its consequences, launching a new satellite to observe the ocean from orbit. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite wa… Continue reading NASA and ESA launch new satellite to monitor next decade of rising seas

Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the planet to heat up at an alarming rate, but it doesn’t do so in an entirely even way. A new study has found that climate change is raising nighttime temperatures across th… Continue reading Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the planet to heat up at an alarming rate, but it doesn’t do so in an entirely even way. A new study has found that climate change is raising nighttime temperatures across th… Continue reading Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

COVID-19 doing little to slow climate change, WMO report reveals

As much of the world went into lockdown due to the novel coronavirus in early 2020, scientists observed some notable declines in air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. A few months on, we are learning more and more about how this fits into the ove… Continue reading COVID-19 doing little to slow climate change, WMO report reveals

Warming oceans are trapping shellfish in hotspots they can’t escape

Many species are expected to be displaced as the world continues to warm and natural habitats are transformed, and this is true both on land and at sea. Scientists studying more than half a century of data on bottom-dwelling shellfish have uncovered ev… Continue reading Warming oceans are trapping shellfish in hotspots they can’t escape

Melting Greenland ice sheet has already passed major tipping point

The yearly formation and shrinkage of the Greenland ice sheet is a delicate balancing act, with melting glaciers reducing its mass each summer before the snowfall replenishes it in the winter. New analysis of satellite data has revealed that these oppo… Continue reading Melting Greenland ice sheet has already passed major tipping point

Coastal flooding could put 20 percent of global GDP at peril

A new study claims that in the next 80 years, the global land area exposed to coastal flooding as a result of climate change is set to increase by roughly 50 percent, threatening tens of millions of people, and up to 20 percent of global GPD. The autho… Continue reading Coastal flooding could put 20 percent of global GDP at peril

COVID-19 lockdowns halve human-related seismic vibrations across globe

As much of the world has ground to a halt in 2020 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, it has provided scientists with a unique opportunity to observe some of the impacts we humans have on the planet. Researchers from Imperial College London hav… Continue reading COVID-19 lockdowns halve human-related seismic vibrations across globe

Climate change will see nearly all polar bears gone by 2100

The dramatic changes taking place in the Arctic as a result of climate change have long been known to spell trouble for polar bears, but a new study mapping out their future has provided a particularly grim outlook. By looking at the decline in Arctic … Continue reading Climate change will see nearly all polar bears gone by 2100