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|UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland|
Added: 15.12.2018 8:31 | 7 views | 0 comments
Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.
|| Past four years hottest on record, data shows|
Added: 15.12.2018 3:17 | 6 views | 0 comments
World running out of time to combat climate change, warns meteorological organisation
Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record.
Average temperatures around the world so far this year were nearly 1C (1.8F) above pre-industrial levels. Extreme weather has affected all continents, while the melting of sea ice and glaciers and rises in sea levels continue. The past four years have been the hottest on record, and the 20 warmest have occurred in the past 22 years.
|| What's Trump hiding in the climate report? That global warming’s effects are here | Ken Kimmell and Brenda Ekwurzel|
Added: 15.12.2018 3:17 | 13 views | 0 comments
The administration tried to bury the assessment, but as residents flee wildfires and wade through flooded streets, let’s hope decision-makers get the message
Talk about cognitive dissonance. Just two days before 13 federal agencies released a report laying out the devastating human and economic toll that climate change already is taking in the United States, Donald Trump tweeted: “Whatever happened to global warming?” The tweet was based on a spurt of cold weather in the north-east, never mind that the rest of the world was experiencing higher than normal temperatures.
The administration was so concerned about what the report, called the National Climate Assessment (NCA), would reveal – including the fact that the president’s thinking on climate change is hopelessly flawed – that it chose to , hoping no one would pay attention. A member of Trump’s transition team, Steven Milloy, was candid about this strategy, saying: “Do it on a day when nobody cares, and hope it gets swept away by the next day’s news.” Fortunately for the Earth and its residents, news coverage about the report continued over the weekend and into the following week.
Ken Kimmell is the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the former commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environment. Brenda Ekwurzel is the director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists
|High-temperature electronics? That's hot|
Added: 14.12.2018 18:45 | 1 views | 0 comments
A new organic polymer blend allows plastic electronics to function in high temperatures without sacrificing performance.
|UK weather forecast: Britain braced for heavy snow and blizzards as temperatures plummet|
Added: 14.12.2018 17:47 | 16 views | 0 comments
The UK is set for blizzards, freezing rain and black ice this weekend as temperatures plummet.
|For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow|
Added: 14.12.2018 17:40 | 22 views | 0 comments
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches.
|Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely|
Added: 13.12.2018 17:55 | 1 views | 0 comments
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.
|Two technicians die at U.S. research station in Antarctica|
Added: 13.12.2018 14:47 | 9 views | 0 comments
(This Dec. 12 story has been refiled to correct temperature conversion in last paragraph.)
|Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms|
Added: 12.12.2018 23:18 | 15 views | 0 comments
Why did the first big, complex organisms spring to life in deep, dark oceans where food was scarce? A new study finds great depths provided a stable, life-sustaining refuge from wild temperature swings in the shallows.
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