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28 06 2021 | 09:07

Record-shattering heat wave bakes western US, raising drought and fire concerns

Summer has yet to officially begin and temperatures are soaring, bringing bad air quality and worsening the mega-drought This week the temperatures hit 106F (41C) in Billings, in southern Montana.…

25 06 2021 | 11:15

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits,…

18 06 2021 | 09:58

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds.

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction. Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought,…

18 06 2021 | 09:08

Allowing ExxonMobil’s Guyana oil drilling will illegally exacerbate climate crisis, lawsuit claims

Extraction will lead to emissions of billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases, threatening right to live in a healthy environment, court case argues At the end of April, oil giant ExxonMobil announced…

06 06 2021 | 07:34

Satellites may have been underestimating the planet's warming for decades.

A new comparison of measurements finds that some don't add up. The global warming that has already taken place may be even worse than we thought. That's the takeaway from a new study that finds…

26 05 2021 | 08:53

Warming is clearly visible in new US ‘climate normal’ datasets.

Anyone who listens to weather reports has heard meteorologists comment that yesterday’s temperature was 3 degrees above normal, or last month was much drier than normal. But what does “normal” mean…

14 05 2021 | 12:40

Professor Mattheos Santamouris URBAN OVERHEATING, MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES AND THE IMPACT ON HEALTH.

The lecture aims to present and discuss recent research developments in the field of urban overheating, its impact on the city life. The impacts of implementation and performance of advanced heat…

01 05 2021 | 14:05

Copernicus: 2020 warmest year on record for Europe; globally, 2020 ties with 2016 for warmest year recorded

  Latest data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service show that globally 2020 was on par with the warmest year ever recorded, marking the end of the warmest decade on record, while CO2 …

27 04 2021 | 09:53

Climate change: 2020 was the warmest year on record in Europe, study finds.

The continent's annual temperature was warmer than the next five warmest years, which were all also in the last decade. 2020 was the warmest year on record in Europe, a major climate study has found…

22 04 2021 | 10:11

UN warns of climate ‘abyss’ as 2020 confirmed as one of 3 hottest years on record.

2020 was one of the three hottest years on record, marked by wildfires, droughts, floods and melting glaciers, a United Nations report said on Monday, prompting the U.N. Secretary-General to say the…

20 04 2021 | 09:31

The ocean is becoming more stable – here’s why that might not be a good thing

If you’ve ever been seasick, “stable” may be the last word you associate with the ocean. But as global temperatures rise, the world’s oceans are technically becoming more stable. When scientists…

18 04 2021 | 07:35

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse

A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder…

13 04 2021 | 12:30

Sydney’s inland suburbs are 10°C warmer than the coast in heat waves

Large-scale weather patterns and urban overheating are interacting to make Sydney’s inland suburbs up to 10°C warmer than coastal areas during extreme heat events.

13 04 2021 | 12:24

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’.

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists. More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding …

10 02 2021 | 09:22

Since 1850, These Historical Events Have Accelerated Climate Change.

  From 1880, the Earth's average surface temperature has risen by 0.07°C every decade. Evidence shows that key historical developments such as industrial revolutions contributed significantly to…

03 02 2021 | 08:41

Why are ocean warming records so important?

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends. As if 2020 could get any worse, the latest research showed that oceans hit their highest recorded temperatures,…

20 01 2021 | 08:16

2020 ends earth’s warmest 10 years on record.

The latest data confirms 2020 concludes the earth’s warmest 10-year period on record. The HadCRUT5 global temperature series, produced by the Met Office, University of East Anglia and UK National…

20 01 2021 | 07:53

‘Human fingerprint’ covers global heating seen from before industrial era to today, research says.

The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global temperatures would have been even larger if were not for the cooling impact of air pollution, study finds. A “human fingerprint” covers the global…

17 12 2020 | 12:41

Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets.

Abstract Research reported during the past decade has shown that global warming is roughly proportional to the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. This makes it possible to…

11 12 2020 | 13:13

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into 'an entirely different climate.

Warmest temperatures since 1900 have all occurred within the past seven years, according to Noaa’s annual Arctic report card. The Arctic’s rapid transformation into a less frozen, hotter and…