UN climate report projects path into “uncharted territory of destruction”

A new United Nations report has delved into the widening gap between our aspirations in fighting climate change and the reality of the situation, and reinforced the notion that we are very much headed in the wrong direction. The report also warns of da… Continue reading UN climate report projects path into “uncharted territory of destruction”

Shredded masks and broken glass: Green ingredients for better concrete

From residential homes and skyscrapers to art sculptures and footpaths, concrete is everywhere you look and it’s difficult to imagine the modern world without it. As the most widely-used human-made material on Earth, it also plays a huge role in global… Continue reading Shredded masks and broken glass: Green ingredients for better concrete

Permafrost thaw seems to be draining Arctic lakes at an accelerated rate

Scientists studying the lake systems of the Arctic lowlands have made a surprising discovery, tapping into satellite data to find that these bodies of water are vanishing much faster than predicted. They suspect the reason for this is new drainage chan… Continue reading Permafrost thaw seems to be draining Arctic lakes at an accelerated rate

Greenland ice melt has already locked in 10 inches of sea level rise

As scientists sharpen their observational tools and more data comes to light, our view of the changes gripping our planet is only becoming clearer, and it’s not a pretty sight. A striking new example of this has come from glaciologists studying the sea… Continue reading Greenland ice melt has already locked in 10 inches of sea level rise

Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Scientists understand the area in and around the North Pole to be warming disproportionately to the rest of the planet, a phenomenon known as “Arctic amplification.” A new study, however, argues that this effect has been vastly underestimated, concludi… Continue reading Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Scientists understand the area in and around the North Pole to be warming disproportionately to the rest of the planet, a phenomenon known as “Arctic amplification.” A new study, however, argues that this effect has been vastly underestimated, concludi… Continue reading Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Bridge wrapped in insulation foil as UK passes 40 °C for the first time

As an unprecedented heatwave takes hold in Europe, driving the mercury to record levels and causing devastating wildfires across the continent, authorities are scrambling to prevent disruptions to transport services. Railways, airports and bridges have… Continue reading Bridge wrapped in insulation foil as UK passes 40 °C for the first time

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