Coronavirus lockdowns prompt “extreme” dip in global carbon emissions

The lockdown orders implemented around the globe to control the spread of the novel coronavirus have led to a dramatic dip in some airborne pollutants, and a new study has revealed that carbon dioxide emissions have followed a similar trend. The analys… Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns prompt “extreme” dip in global carbon emissions

Four decades of data shows hurricane winds are growing stronger

Scientists studying weather and atmospheric physics have uncovered evidence that climate change is making hurricanes more fierce, and as time goes by, a fuller picture is emerging of this global trend. A new study looking at nearly four decades of data… Continue reading Four decades of data shows hurricane winds are growing stronger

Atmospheric CO2 soars to record heights in spite of global pandemic

The wheels we humans have set in motion concerning carbon dioxide emissions and climate change are going to take some stopping, and the latest data from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory are another clear indicator of this. Scientists there have logged re… Continue reading Atmospheric CO2 soars to record heights in spite of global pandemic

Study: Global warming to place billions in “near-unliveable” heat

Climate change stands to reshape the world in all kinds of ways, and one of the most profound will be the impact of warmer temperatures on the human population. An international team of researchers casting an eye towards this future has published a stu… Continue reading Study: Global warming to place billions in “near-unliveable” heat

Carbon capture membrane assembles its own silver structures

With carbon dioxide emissions continuing to rise and drive up global temperatures, many scientists are pursuing technologies that can capture the gas before it enters the atmosphere. Scientists at Newcastle University have happened upon a particularly … Continue reading Carbon capture membrane assembles its own silver structures

Study suggests the ocean is soaking up twice as much CO2 as we thought

The world’s oceans play an important role in regulating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by absorbing billions of metric tons of it each year. A new study suggests we may have been greatly underestimating the effectiveness of this vast ca… Continue reading Study suggests the ocean is soaking up twice as much CO2 as we thought

American robins head north sooner due to Arctic snow melting earlier

Climate change threatens to shake up the lifestyles of many animals around the world and a new study has revealed that for the American robin these wheels are already very much in motion. Scientists tagged the songbirds with GPS units to track their mi… Continue reading American robins head north sooner due to Arctic snow melting earlier

Great Barrier Reef suffers third severe bleaching event in five years

Climate change poses a real threat to the future of the world’s reef systems, but some are already feeling that in very real ways. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a prime example, having already suffered back-to-back severe mass bleaching events in t… Continue reading Great Barrier Reef suffers third severe bleaching event in five years

Shipping emissions may be cooling the planet by modifying clouds

The idea of intervening in global warming by creating artificial clouds that are whiter and brighter, and therefore reflect more solar energy back into space and cool the planet, is one some scientists are giving plenty of consideration. A new study ha… Continue reading Shipping emissions may be cooling the planet by modifying clouds