Posts in climate change impacts
- As Washington and London swelter in the mid-Summer heat, it has been confirmed that our record breaking weather continues with June being the hottest ever on record.
- One of the last arguments used to by climate sceptics to try and argue that global warming is not happening has just been debunked by a new scientific study.
- In a year of climate records being broken on an almost weekly basis, the Arctic is breaking more than most and now could be stuck in a spiral of what is known as "Arctic amplification".
- Nearly every week a new record is being broken on climate. And now scientists are predicting that we could heat up the earth by a totally unsustainable 10C if all fossil fuels are burnt.
- Oh dear, BP. Last week was a lesson in how corporate sponsorship of the arts backfires badly.
- The fire that the locals call “the beast” is back with a vengeance. Last week, the wildfire that ravaged parts of the tar sands town of Fort McMurray in Alberta seemed to have done its worst. But in recent days it has returned and headed to the tar sands camps north of the town, travelling at around 30-40 metres per second.
- Fort McMurray, the capitol of the Canadian tar sands industry, was under a “mandatory evacuation order” last night as a massive uncontrolled wildfire engulfed the city, forcing some 60,000 residents to flee.
- History will be made today at a ceremony in New York when countries start to formally sign the Paris climate agreement, which was initially approved in December last year.
- “Do we really care so little about the Earth on which we live that we don’t wish to protect one of its greatest wonders from the consequences of our behaviour?”
- It is no longer a question of "if" the unthinkable happens, but a question of "when". And the “when” could happen sooner than you think. For decades now climate scientists have been worried about what happens if the vast West Antarctic ice sheet melts.
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