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- How can it be that as the evidence about climate change gets stronger, politicians like Trump seem to get more ignorant?
- Just over a year ago, the Climategate scandal rocked climate science to its core. The scandal damaged the Copenhagen climate talks and has been fodder for the sceptics ever since. A year on, and the scientist at the centre of the row, Professor Phil Jones, argues that it will take a long time to convince...
Continue reading '“We see ice-sheets changing overnight”'.
- It may not be the ski season, but alpine skiing and snowboarding may be under greater threat from climate change than scientists have previously thought, new research suggests. A study of snowfall spanning 60 years has indicated that the Alps’s entire winter sports industry could grind to a halt through lack of snow.
- One of the ways climate change will affect us will be in ways we do not expect. We may have climate models, but we cannot predict all the horrors that lie in store. Here is one such horror. The New Scientist has run a story about how “decades after most countries stopped spraying DDT, frozen...
Continue reading 'Antarctica: Climate Change Exposes “Toxic Soup”'.
- The world’s glaciers are melting faster than at any time since records began, threatening catastrophe for hundreds of millions of people and their eco-systems. The details are revealed in the latest report from the World Glacier Monitoring Service and will add to growing alarm about the rise in sea levels and increased instances of flooding,...
Continue reading 'Glaciers Melting at Fastest Rate for 5,000 Years'.
- UK scientists working in Antarctica have found some of the clearest evidence yet of instabilities in the ice of part of West Antarctica. If the trend continues, they say, it could lead to a significant rise in global sea level. The new evidence comes from a group of glaciers covering an area the size of...
Continue reading 'Antarctic Glaciers “Surge” to Ocean'.
- Just days after the revelation that Antarctica is melting faster than predicted (See blog), comes news that the Greenland ice sheet is also shrinking fast. Last summer Greenland’s ice sheet melted more than at anytime in the last 50 years, international glaciologists and climatologists report today in the Journal of Climate.
- The melting of mountain glaciers and ice caps as a result of global warming over the next century is likely to cause bigger than expected increases in sea levels, according to scientists. An assessment of the volume of water running into the oceans from melting ice caps suggests that sea levels could rise by two...
Continue reading 'Sea Levels May Rise by 9 Inches This Century'.
- Yesterday the Independent highlighted how rising sea-level rise is causing catastrophe in the South Pacific, and today the New York Times reports of melting Himalayan glaciers, which “points to a looming worldwide concern, with particularly serious repercussions for India and its neighbors”. The paper reports: “The thousands of glaciers studded across 1,500 miles of the...
Continue reading 'Crisis in the Himalaya'.
- On the eve of the Live Earth concerts this weekend, Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing the sons of the first two men to climb Everest, have said the mountain is now so ravaged by climate change that they would no longer recognise it. The Independent newspaper reports that the base camp where Sir Edmund and...
Continue reading 'A Message from Melting Everest'.
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