Climate   Wed 25 Nov 13:06 GMT

Dimming the Sun to Save Earth: Scientists Considering New Approach to Combat Climate Change

Dimming the Sun to Save Earth: Scientists Considering New Approach to Combat Climate Change

Such an idea to fight against climate change is interesting but there are some obstacles which may cause further issues in the world

International Business Times, Singapore Edition - 3 minutes ago

MalaysiakiniMalaysiakini joins regional project for in-depth reporting on energy, environment

MalaysiakiniMalaysiakini joins regional project for in-depth reporting on energy, environment

The project involving leading newsrooms in Asia is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

Malaysiakini - 7 hours ago

Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region is Germany's largest drinking water reservoir, supplying around one million people with drinking water in areas including the Halle region and the southern part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Water temperatures in the…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Controversial study says global warming to continue no matter what we do

Controversial study says global warming to continue no matter what we do

Reactions from half-a-dozen leading climate scientists to the study -- which the authors acknowledge is schematic -- varied sharply

prothomalo.com - 2 days ago

Great Barrier Reef's corals in steep decline

Great Barrier Reef's corals in steep decline

Half of the Great Barrier Reef's corals have died over the past 25 years, scientists said Wednesday, warning that climate change is irreversibly destroying the underwater ecosystem.

prothomalo.com - 2 days ago

Study: Some Amazon rainforest regions more resistant to climate change than previously thought (TDnews)

Study: Some Amazon rainforest regions more resistant to climate change than previously thought (TDnews)

Photo: Photo was taken from the top of the K34 flux tower site located 60km north of Manaus, Brazil. view more  Credit Image: Xi Yang/University of Virginia New York, NY–November 20, 2020–Forests can help mitigate climate change, by taking in carbon dioxide d…

Tdnews - 2 days ago

Great Barrier Reef has lost 50 per cent of its coral populations in the past 30 years

Great Barrier Reef has lost 50 per cent of its coral populations in the past 30 years

A new study on the famous reef's coral population has sounded a fresh alarm on the devastating impact of climate change.

7news.com.au - 2 days ago

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant loss.

jacksonprogress-argus - 2 days ago

Explained: What is the Sentinel-6 satellite and why is it important?

Explained: What is the Sentinel-6 satellite and why is it important?

Data from satellites such as Sentinel-6 help scientists foresee the effects of the changing oceans on the climate.

The Indian Express - 3 days ago

Some parts of the Amazon rainforest will thrive in a warming climate

Some parts of the Amazon rainforest will thrive in a warming climate

A new study from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science suggests that tropical forests will be more adaptable to climate change than expected, and some regions of the Amazon could even thrive in warmer and drier conditions.

earth.com - 3 days ago

Sentinel-6 observation satellite launched

Sentinel-6 observation satellite launched

The Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure changes in sea levels as a serious consequence of climate change, has been launched from California.

7news.com.au - 3 days ago

US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

NASA, ESA, and SpaceX have launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to track rising sea levels around the world and help study climate change.

Engadget - 3 days ago

Nasa to launch satellite to monitor sea level rise and climate change

Nasa to launch satellite to monitor sea level rise and climate change

The mission will also collect information on atmospheric temperature and humidity.

Post Magazine - 3 days ago

The oceans are getting more acidic. Kelp may help revert this

The oceans are getting more acidic. Kelp may help revert this

Climate change is affecting the oceans, increasing acidification

ZME Science - 3 days ago

Scientists want to use gene-hacking to save coral reefs

Scientists want to use gene-hacking to save coral reefs

Researchers recently discoverd a gene that could help save coral reefs from climate change. However, their gene-hacking approach is illegal.

theburnin.com - 3 days ago

A long distance connection: Polar climate affects trade wind strength in tropics

A long distance connection: Polar climate affects trade wind strength in tropics

The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized. For instance, the episodic warming of the tropical Pacific during El Niño events causes melt of sea ice in far-reaching parts of the Southern …

phys.org - 3 days ago

Europe, US 'climate guardian' satellite to monitor oceans

Europe, US 'climate guardian' satellite to monitor oceans

A satellite developed by Europe and the United States set for launching this weekend will greatly help scientists keep track of global sea level rise, one of the most daunting effects of climate change.

KPRC Click2Houston - 3 days ago

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Tsunami Threat in Alaska

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Tsunami Threat in Alaska

As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Those, in turn, could trigger giant sea waves.

Wired - 3 days ago

Satellite to track rising seas as climate warms

Satellite to track rising seas as climate warms

An Earth-observation satellite developed by European and US space agencies set to lift off Saturday will measure sea level rise, tracking changes threatening to disrupt tens of millions of lives within a generation. If all goes according to plan, the payload …

Deccan Herald - 4 days ago

Climate Change Wiped Out Entire Population of Dinosaurs Not Once, But Twice: Scientists

Climate Change Wiped Out Entire Population of Dinosaurs Not Once, But Twice: Scientists

What most people don't know is that more than 100 million years earlier, another climate change cataclysm devastated a different set of dinosaur species, with many going extinct.

News18 - 4 days ago

Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes: StudyThe Jakarta Post

Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes: StudyThe Jakarta Post

As the world’s climate warms, parasite-carried wildlife diseases will move north, with animals in cold far-north and high-altitude regions expected to suffer the most dramatic increases.

Jakarta Post - 4 days ago

Demise of a glacier, uncovering a fjord

Demise of a glacier, uncovering a fjord

The Hardanger region in southwestern Norway is famous for a mild climate, steep rock walls and delicious apples. Towards the end of the last Ice Age, things were different. Climate was frigid, too cold for humans to settle, let alone apple trees. The Hardange…

phys.org - 5 days ago

Migratory Species Who Travel Long Distances Usually Live Fast, Die Young

Migratory Species Who Travel Long Distances Usually Live Fast, Die Young

Scientists expect to see differences in reproductive and survival rates due to climate change.

News18 - 5 days ago

Research on environmental history: 330-year-old poplar tree tells of its life

Research on environmental history: 330-year-old poplar tree tells of its life

Similar to genetic mutations, epigenetic changes, i.e. gene modifications that do not occur on the primary DNA sequence, sometimes arise accidentally in plants and can be transmitted across generations. Using trees as a model, researchers have now shown for t…

phys.org - 6 days ago

We created diamonds in mere minutes, without heat — by mimicking the force of an asteroid collision

We created diamonds in mere minutes, without heat — by mimicking the force of an asteroid collision

In nature, diamonds form deep in the Earth over billions of years. This process requires environments with exceptionally high pressure and temperatures exceeding 1,000℃. Our international team has created two different types of diamond at room temperat…

menafn.com - 6 days ago

"Take action" or face a grim future, warns climate scientist after a year locked in Arctic ice

"Take action" or face a grim future, warns climate scientist after a year locked in Arctic ice

"Trying is not enough anymore. We must take action," warns one scientist who spent more than a year gathering data in the rapidly warming far north.

CBS News - 6 days ago

Why some dinosaurs had such long necks

Why some dinosaurs had such long necks

The largest animals to ever walk the Earth were sauropods -- long-necked dinosaurs that could grow the length of three school buses. Their huge size was likely a response to a shift in climate 180 million years ago, new research suggests.

CNN - 7 days ago

Climate headed for catastrophic change

Climate headed for catastrophic change

Warming of 3.4 Celsius expected under current climate plans.

moneyweb.co.za - 7 days ago

Climate Change

Climate Change

The three largest glaciers in Greenland -- which hold enough frozen water to lift global sea levels some 1.3 metres -- could melt faster than even the worst-case warming predictions, research published Tuesday showed.

CNA - 7 days ago

Burning wood in district heating plants has resulted in climate saving

Burning wood in district heating plants has resulted in climate saving

A conversion to wood biomass (wood chips and pellets) by Danish district heating plants has benefited the climate and is the more climate-friendly option compared to coal and natural gas. These are the findings of a new report from the University of Copenhage…

phys.org - 7 days ago

Artificial cooling of planet ‘won’t prevent looming climate crisis’

Artificial cooling of planet ‘won’t prevent looming climate crisis’

Artificially cooling the Earth through technologies that reduce incoming sunlight would not be enough to prevent extreme warming over long time scales, if not coupled with cuts to greenhouse gases, a new study has confirmed.

independent.ie - 8 days ago

Artificially cooling the Earth would not provide ‘get-out-of-jail-free card’ from climate crisis

Artificially cooling the Earth would not provide ‘get-out-of-jail-free card’ from climate crisis

Study finds solar geoengineering would not be able to prevent extreme warming if emissions were left to spiral for more than a century

Independent - 8 days ago

Recent climate extremes have driven unprecedented changes in the deep ocean

Recent climate extremes have driven unprecedented changes in the deep ocean

New measurements reveal a surprising increase in the amount of dense water sinking near Antarctica, following 50 years of decline.

phys.org - 8 days ago

Supernova explosions may have helped shape Earth's climate history

Supernova explosions may have helped shape Earth's climate history

The evidence is tentative but intriguing.

Live Science - 9 days ago

A frozen land goes green as Earth warms

A frozen land goes green as Earth warms

Climate change drives vegetation gains in patches of the high Arctic tundra.

nature.com - 9 days ago

SA evokes apartheid in UN climate deal debate

SA evokes apartheid in UN climate deal debate

'Justifying new additions to draft is like regime,' Mxakato-Diseko said.

moneyweb.co.za - 9 days ago

Climate: Point of No Return – Consortiumnews

Climate: Point of No Return – Consortiumnews

Even an immediate reduction to zero greenhouse emissions would still result in a 3°C rise in global temperatures by 2500, find the authors of a new study. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Humanity may have passed the "point of no return" in the climate…

Consortium News - 10 days ago

Climate Scientists Debunk ‘Point of No Return’ Paper Everyone’s Freaking Out About

Climate Scientists Debunk ‘Point of No Return’ Paper Everyone’s Freaking Out About

On Thursday, a new study came out warning that even if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide, the world has reached the “point of no return” for climate change. The paper claims that’s because Arctic permafrost — carbon-rich, permanently frozen earth made of roc…

Gizmodo Australia - 11 days ago

1st instance of microevolution in early human relative discovered

1st instance of microevolution in early human relative discovered

Climate change prompted microevolution in now-extinct species.

Live Science - 11 days ago

Intense Atmospheric Rivers Help Create Massive Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice

Intense Atmospheric Rivers Help Create Massive Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice

Warm, moist rivers of air may have continent-wide effects and influence climate change. Warm, moist rivers of air in Antarctica play a key role in creating massive holes in sea ice in the Weddell Sea and may influence ocean conditions around the vast continen…

SciTechDaily - 11 days ago

Antarctica in a Changing Climate

Antarctica in a Changing Climate

The impacts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet response to climate change will have global consequences for millions living near the coast. It’s just a matter of when.

Eos - 12 days ago

There is nothing we can do to stop the oncoming effects of climate change says a new study

There is nothing we can do to stop the oncoming effects of climate change says a new study

Natural drivers of global warming already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on their own momentum.

Firstpost - 12 days ago

Don't panic: runaway global warming study 'very implausible'

Don't panic: runaway global warming study 'very implausible'

A new study suggests our climate could enter a vicious warming cycle in our great-grandchildren's lifetimes. But it's in conflict with state-of-the-art research.

stuff.co.nz - 12 days ago

Green Deal: Good for a climate-neutral Europe, bad for the planet

Green Deal: Good for a climate-neutral Europe, bad for the planet

Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050—this goal of the Green Deal was announced by the EU in late 2019. Carbon emissions shall be reduced, while forestation, agriculture, environmentally friendly transport, recycling, and renewable e…

phys.org - 12 days ago

Is the climate crisis pushing the world towards a ‘point of no return’?

Is the climate crisis pushing the world towards a ‘point of no return’?

A new study claims we may have already reached a hypothetical ‘point of no return’, but other researchers say this is ‘at odds’ with what we know about climate science. Daisy Dunne examines the arguments

Independent - 12 days ago