‘More Frequent Rainfall Is Speeding Up Greenland’s Ice-Melt’

More frequent rainfall in Greenland is accelerating the melting of ice formations. That’s according to a new study published in scientific journal The Cryosphere, which suggests warmer temperatures mean precipitation is increasingly falling in the form of rain rather than snow. Using combined data from weather stations and satellites, researchers …

Melting Glaciers ‘Uncovering Landscapes for First Time in 40,000 Years’

Melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic are uncovering landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder, where scientists suggest the region may be experiencing its hottest century in 115,000 years. By radiocarbon dating plants found at the …

2018 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded for Our Oceans

The year 2018 was the hottest year for the planet’s oceans ever since record-keeping began in 1958, according to a worrisome new study from international scientists. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, noted that the five warmest years for our oceans were the last five years—2018, 2017, 2015, …

We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The authors …

Build Walls on Seafloor to Stop Glaciers Melting, Scientists Say

Barriers could halt slide of undersea glaciers and hold back sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. Building walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. …

Warming Oceans Are Changing the World’s Rainfall

Global warming means truly global warming. The atmosphere, the oceans, and the ground are all warming. As a result, ice is melting, seas are rising, storms are getting more severe, and droughts are getting worse. But these things are not happening in isolation. The tricky thing about the climate is …

Climate Change Is Melting the French Alps, Say Mountaineers

For the tourists thronging the streets and pavement cafes of Chamonix, the neck-craning view of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, is as dazzling as ever. But the mountaineers who climb among the snowy peaks know that it is far from business as usual – due to a …