Whilst much of the world’s media attention is focussed on Putin’s illegal and horrendous war in Ukraine, our daily climate emergency has slipped from the headline news agenda. But what is happening in the Arctic and Antarctica is alarming scientists and activists alike.
Climate change: Antarctica and Arctic showing further signs of trouble
There are further warnings coming from both poles due to climate change.
Climate Crisis: Scientists warn “worst is yet to come” if we don’t act now
A draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states: “The worst is yet to come, affecting our children’s and grandchildren’s lives much more than our own.” It reiterates that we have to act now to avoid runaway climate change.
Scientists: “We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica”
This is the first time ever that the 20 degrees barrier has been broken on the continent. “We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica,” says Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer.
Are we Descending into Hothouse Earth?
“We are the ones in control right now, but once we go past 2 degrees, we see that the Earth system tips over from being a friend to a foe. We totally hand over our fate to an Earth system that starts rolling out of equilibrium.”
Climate News From Antarctica, Africa & Asia Makes KM Buy-Out Even More Catastrophic
Three pieces of research published this week reveal the increasing climate emergency we live in, and reiterate the recklessness of the decision by Trudeau to invest billions in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Niger Delta: “Swallowed by Shell’s Sea”
It is sixty years ago this year that the oil giant, Shell, first found oil at Oloibiri in Ijawland in the Niger Delta, after fourteen years of searching.
Arctic Warming: Heading for “Unchartered Territory”
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”.
New climate research predicts “disaster for many low-lying cities”
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.
Climate Change Altering Greenland Ice-Sheet: Accelerating Sea Level Rise
Not long into the New Year and already a new warning about climate change and rising sea levels.