Sea Level Rise From Melting Ice Sheets Could Soon Be Locked In

Where today we talk broadly of climate change and it’s various effects, the conversation was once simpler. We called it “global warming” and fretted about cooking outside in the summer …read more Continue reading Sea Level Rise From Melting Ice Sheets Could Soon Be Locked In

Rising beaches suggest Antarctic glaciers are melting faster than ever

According to a new study, two of the main glaciers that make up the Antarctic ice sheet are now melting faster than they have over the past 5,500 years. Ironically, the conclusion is based on how sea levels have seemingly dropped in the region over tim… Continue reading Rising beaches suggest Antarctic glaciers are melting faster than ever

Underwater Seaglider drone deployed to monitor ocean acidification

The ocean absorbs almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide generated by human activity, and in doing so chemical reactions take place that make its waters more acidic. Measuring this effect is possible to an extent with sensors fitted to stationary buoys… Continue reading Underwater Seaglider drone deployed to monitor ocean acidification

Rising temperatures due to climate change shaving hours off our sleep

More severe and frequent droughts, storms and other extreme weather events are ways scientists expect climate change to endanger human health, but global temperatures can also impact our wellbeing in more insidious ways. Scientists are beginning to exp… Continue reading Rising temperatures due to climate change shaving hours off our sleep

US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal

As part of its ambitions to move to a net-zero economy by 2050, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has been ramping up its plans to facilitate removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and drive down the cost of the technology required to do so. The… Continue reading US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal

US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal

As part of its ambitions to move to a net-zero economy by 2050, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has been ramping up its plans to facilitate removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and drive down the cost of the technology required to do so. The… Continue reading US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal

Climate change sets a string of records, from atmosphere to the ocean

As global warming continues its onward march there are key metrics scientists are watching closely to gauge the degree of change gripping our planet. The latest climate change report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shines the spotlight… Continue reading Climate change sets a string of records, from atmosphere to the ocean

Elon Musk’s Carbon Removal XPrize dishes out $1M milestone awards

An unprecedented XPrize competition designed to develop solutions to the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has progressed to its next phase, with 15 teams from around the world each awarded US$1 million to continue developing their te… Continue reading Elon Musk’s Carbon Removal XPrize dishes out $1M milestone awards

IPCC report leaves door ajar to prevent worst impacts of climate change

The last chapter in a trio of reports from the UN’s top climate scientists has landed, accompanied by a stark warning from the authors that it is now a case of “now or never” to avoid the worst effects of global warming. But the scientists also note so… Continue reading IPCC report leaves door ajar to prevent worst impacts of climate change

Record-setting heatwaves strike the Arctic and Antarctic

Scientists have long warned that with the climate continuing to change we can expect extreme weather events to increase in frequency, and freak heatwaves hitting either end of the planet this week serve as a pertinent example. Temperatures have been re… Continue reading Record-setting heatwaves strike the Arctic and Antarctic