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One of the most amazing changes during the Great Tribulation Period and more dramatically during the Wrath of God time period, will be the changes in the climate of the Global Earth. As the Massive 8.0 and 9.0 Earthquakes begin to occur, including the breakup of some of the Tectonic Plates, including the changes of the ocean currents and the tilt of the earth, and finally with perhaps thousands of Volcanic Eruptions on the Land and in the Oceans, the entire worldwide Climate of the Earth will for certain be changed.

This page shows some articles and links to another Website concerning Climate Change

https://watchers.news/


Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes...


The goal of these pages dealing with Geological Events, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis is to help you understand the reality of these events, as they will eventually become a chaotic worldwide event...

 
One of the most destructive events during the Great Tribulation Period will be the Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City in Rome, Italy....

The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City


Revelation 18: [8] Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. [9] And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, [10] Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. [15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, [17] For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, [18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! [19] And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.

The Greek word definitions:

Revelation 18:8 - utterly burned with fire - to burn up, blasted and consume by fire.


Revelation 18:9 & 19 - the smoke of her burning - the burning by which metals are roasted and reduced; by a figure drawn from a refiners fire; calamities or trials that test the character.


Revelation 18:10 & 15 torment - to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal.


Revelation 18:17 & 19 - come to naught & made desolate - to make desolate, lay waste, to ruin, bring to desolation, to despoil one, strip her of her treasures.


For more information, be sure to check out these two pages on my Website:
Be sure to check out these Videos on my Website. Some of the information are pictures and there are some truly amazing live Volcanic Eruptions. The Videos will open up to a small screen size, but you can simply click on the expand icon on the lower right corner and the Video will open up to the full size of your Screen.:

27.27 Volcanic Destruction

28.28 Volcano Videos

29.29 Destruction of Rome

30.30 The Fury of the Lord by Volcanic Fire


 


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Extreme US rainfall events could increase up to 400%

A new research, conducted by the scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows the intense summer storms that produce extreme rainfall may increase by over 400% across portions of the US, including the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast, and the...

December 10, 2016

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North Pole in the grip of extreme warmth, parts of Asia suffer frigid conditions

A recently performed temperature analysis shows the North Pole is over 20 °C (36 °F) warmer than over the last decades. At the same time, unprecedented frigid temperatures have been observed in parts of Asia, in a highly unusual temperature anomaly dipole....

November 22, 2016

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More bursts of frigid air as Arctic polar vortex shifts

A new research suggests that North America will experience more outbursts of frigid air in February and March as the wintertime Arctic stratospheric polar vortex continues its persistent shift toward the Eurasian continent. For parts of Europe and Asia, it would...

October 29, 2016

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Unseasonal high tide floods Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Unseasonal high tide hit the Marshall Islands Majuro Atoll on October 18, 2016, flooding a significant part of Ejit Island and damaging seawalls and buildings. The peak king tide periods in the Marshall Islands is, historically, January and late February, but...

October 19, 2016

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Sandy-like storm surges likely to become more frequent

Scientists from Princeton and Rutgers universities and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed a computer simulation which showed the storm-related flooding on the New York City coastline, on the similar scale to those of Hurricane "Sandy," will...

October 11, 2016

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Slowdown of Atlantic overturning circulation caused by changes in southern hemisphere

According to the newest study, conducted by the scientists from the University of Washington, the Atlantic overturning circulation, responsible for mild climate conditions over England, is currently slowing down, a shift likely to have consequences for the climates...

October 08, 2016

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Highest dry season rainfall since records began, northern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced today that rainfall in northern Australia during this year's dry season (May - September) was the highest since records began in 1900. All individual months since May saw significantly above-average rainfall totals,...

October 04, 2016

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NOAA: State of the Climate in 2015

The year 2015 is now officially the warmest year since the mid-to-late 19th century, according to a newly released annual State of the Climate report, compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate. The record-breaking heat is likely the result of a...

August 03, 2016

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NASA: Global temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent continue setting new records

Analysis of climate conditions, conducted by NASA's scientists shows the global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent during the first half of 2016 set new records and are continuing trends of change observed over the last few decades. NASA's...

July 20, 2016

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Ice melting 10 000 years ago caused radical climate shift in Europe and Africa

A team of researchers led by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum investigated how the meltwater from the ice sheet in North America produced a massive impact on climate conditions in northwest Europe and northwest Africa by the end of the most recent ice age, about 10...

July 19, 2016

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New South Wales and Queensland in store for more heavy rainfall over the weekend

Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across the eastern New South Wales, southern and central Queensland over the coming weekend. Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a Flood Watch for northeast and central west river valleys, coastal river valleys north...

June 17, 2016

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North Atlantic cooling suggests climate is about to change over much of the northern hemisphere

Based on the observations of ocean heat content in the North Atlantic Ocean, the climate in the northern hemisphere is on the verge of a change that could last for several decades. This change is associated with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)1 - a mode...

June 14, 2016

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Unusually early melting of Greenland's ice sheet

According to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), an early melt event over the Greenland ice sheet occurred this week, smashing by a month the previous records of more than 10% of the ice sheet melting. The melt was driven by warm air advected from the SW bringing...

April 14, 2016

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Greenland 'Warm Blob' surface water responsible for abrupt climate swings in the last ice age

New research shows a "warm blob" of surface water in the Atlantic played a significant role on the wild climate swings in Greenland during the last ice age. Researchers used the foraminifera fossils to compare the changes in the ocean temperature with the...

February 25, 2016

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Strong ozone depletion expected over Arctic in the coming weeks

POLSTRAC campaign initiated by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was actively engaged in measurements in Arctic since the end of 2015. The research team has observed vertically extended polar stratospheric clouds, in unusually low regions of the...

February 18, 2016

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2015 - the warmest year in recorded history, NASA/NOAA

Two independent analysis conducted by NASA and NOAA showed that 2015 is the warmest year since 1880 when modern temperature recording began. A previous record was held by 2014, and globally-averaged Earth's surface temperatures in 2015 are estimated higher by...

January 20, 2016

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Lake Poopo on the verge of drying out, Bolivia

Lake Poopo, the second largest lake in Bolivia, after Titicaca has almost dried up. The event prompted Victor Hugo Vasquez, the Governor of Oruro province to declare a state of natural disaster on December 19, 2015. The lake which used to extend over more than 4 610...

December 22, 2015

 



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State of the climate in 2014

The key parameters which indicate the Earth's changing climate, including land and ocean temperature, sea level and greenhouse gases, have set new records in the year 2014, according to "State of the climate in 2014" - Special Supplement to the Bulletin of

July 18, 2015

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Heavy midsummer snowfall blankets Vorkuta, northern Russia

The northern Russian town of Vorkuta, Komi Republic, was blanketed by a heavy midsummer snowfall on July 5, 2015. Vorkuta has a subarctic climate with short, cool summers accompanied by very cold and dry winters. According to Wikipedia, average February temperature is a

July 09, 2015

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UK Met Office: The return of 'grand solar minimum' could affect European and eastern US winters, but wouldn't halt global warming

A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global warming, according to new research led by UK's Met office and published recently in Nature

June 26, 2015

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Lake Powell drying out

Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado river, situated on the border between Utah and Arizona is drying out. It is currently at 45 percent of its normal capacity and at a risk of falling below 1075 feet (327.6 m) above sea level by September 2015. If this happens, it

June 24, 2015

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Severe cold wave paralyzes northern India

Severe cold wave and dense fog are paralyzing northern India for the tenth consecutive day now. Unusual winter conditions are especially harsh in the state of Uttar Pradesh where at least 26 lives were lost on Tuesday, December 23. The total number of casualties has now

December 24, 2014

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Sao Paulo running out of water as intense drought continues in Brazil

Brazil’s Public Ministry acknowledged that the Sao Paulo water supply might only last another 100 days as drought conditions continue. The city with more than 20 million people is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years. The most intense drought

October 27, 2014

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Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica​ could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of

October 06, 2014

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The fickle El Nino of 2014

Prospects have been fading for an El Niño event in 2014, but now there's a glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback. Scientists warn that unless these developing weak-to-modest El Niño conditions strengthen, the drought-stricken American West shouldn

October 04, 2014

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Observing temperature variability across the world

Daily and nightly differences in temperatures worldwide are fast approaching yearly differences between summer and winter temperatures, according to the new study published in Nature Climate Change.George Wang (Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biol

October 01, 2014

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New approach to estimate 15 years of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels

A new system, called the “Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System,” (FFDAS) has been used to quantify 15 years of CO2 emissions, every hour, for the entire planet – down to the city scale.An international research team led by ASU scientists has developed

September 19, 2014

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Increased SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site can pose health risk and affect global climate change

Earth has split open between the Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland and spewed lava and hot gas. According to the University of Iceland, as of September 9, 2014, the new lava flow was 16 kilometers (10 miles) long and covered about 20 square kilometers (8

September 12, 2014

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British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield.The new research, published on September 9, 2014, in the International Journal of Climatology,

September 10, 2014

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A shocking study - regional climate influenced by the Sun

A new study from Lund University in Sweden has, for the first time, reconstructed solar activity during the last ice age and showed that the regional climate is influenced by the Sun.For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activit

August 21, 2014

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Minor variations in the ice sheet size sufficient to trigger abrupt climate changes

Over the past one hundred thousand years cold temperatures largely prevailed over the planet in what is known as the last ice age. However, the cold period was repeatedly interrupted by much warmer climate conditions. Scientists have long attempted to find out why these

August 21, 2014

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The Summer without a Summer - dramatic waterspout/tornado caught on tape, Croatia

Believe what you want... global warming, global cooling, pole shift, natural cycles of climate change... but, when it comes to weather, whatever is happening around the globe is pretty much real. There is basically no country in the world that didn't experience

July 30, 2014

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Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the hurricane season

Researchers have found that instances of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes are usually reduced during an El Niño year. 2014 hurricane season just started and there is a strong potential for El Niño to develop during the next few months.El

June 08, 2014

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Super strong El Niño in 2014?

Conditions in the Pacific Ocean continue to suggest that a super strong El Niño might be forming in 2014. Strong bursts of winds coming out of the west in the equatorial tropical Pacific replaced the easterly winds and ocean surface currents, which

May 22, 2014

 



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No increase in global temperature variability despite changing regional patterns, study

In a paper published in Nature several months ago, Huntingford et al. (2013) write "there is considerable interest in determining whether global warming is increasing climate variability," due to the concerns of some scientists that an increase in

February 21, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

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Global warming actually decreases storm activity, says science paper

Current weather patterns are changing, we are constantly told by everyone from President Obama during his most recent State of the Union Address on down through various academic circles. And few of us dispute that; weather, after all, changes over time, as

February 07, 2014

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Our changing climate and the variable Sun

Solar physicists around the world today are wondering: has the Sun fallen silent? In 2013, the Sun began the peak phase of its 11-year sun spot cycle called the Solar Maximum when sunspot production should be at its highest. However, the lack of sunspot activity has

February 01, 2014

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Changing climate: How dust changed the face of the Earth

In spring 2010, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned from the South Pacific with a scientific treasure - ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea. What looks like an inconspicuous sample of mud to a layman is, to geological

January 26, 2014

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Ancient forests stabilised Earth’s CO2 and climate

UK researchers have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years. When CO2 levels became too low for plants to grow properly, forests appear to have

January 24, 2014

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Key species of algae shows effects of climate change over time

Historical comparison of competition among algae in waters around the Pacific Northwest provides more evidence for increased ocean acidification. A study of marine life in the temperate coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean shows a reversal of competitive

January 15, 2014

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Dead Sea's water level still dropped in December, despite rainstorms

The level of the Dead Sea has continued to drop. Despite heavy rains in the past three monts and lower than normal temperatures, the Dead Sea has fallen another 3 cm. Water level has reached a level of 427.82 meters (1,403 feet) below sea level. Ten years

January 11, 2014

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Two massive lakes discovered underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

According to recently published study, two massive subglacial lakes have been discovered 800 meters beneath surface of the melting Greenland Ice Sheet. Lakes discovered by researchers from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of

November 30, 2013

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Major iceberg cracks off Pine Island Glacier, Antarctic

Between November 9 – 11, 2013, a large iceberg separated from the calving front of Pine Island Glacier in Antarctic. New satellite images now show that Iceberg B-31, estimated to be 35 by 20 km, is moving away from the

November 18, 2013

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Geoengineering to reduce climate change could adversely affect rainfall, scientists report

Some scientists are globalist thinkers, and they believe that their knowledge puts them in charge of the entire world, including the planet's temperature and the amount of gases that should be in the atmosphere. They think, at any given moment, that they have the

November 13, 2013

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Climate change 2013 - Key science points from the 2013 "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" report

These key science points were published on September 27, 2013, as “headline statements” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as part of the organization’s fifth assessment report. Background links are

October 01, 2013

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Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Heatwave is scourging Iran bringing temperatures to alarming heights which, combined with the lack of rainfall, created drinking water shortages and reductions. Dr. Abbas Ranjbar, a faculty member of the Tehran-based meteorology research center said that the

July 29, 2013

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Severe flooding in North Korea creates another 23 000 homeless - 5 year climate change forecast

Heavy rains that started on July 10, 2013 have caused severe flooding in parts of central North Korea claiming lives of 5 people and leaving more than 23 000 homeless. KCNA reported that up to 413 mm of rain battered Tongsin country over three days until late Sunday,

July 23, 2013

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Why current climate is anomaly, and ice age climate is normal Earth's climate

The Ice Age isn't coming, because it is already here. According to author and researcher Rolf Witzsche the Ice Age Climate is the normal climate for the Earth and it has been for more than 85% of the last million years. Because glaciation

July 15, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

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Arctic amplification

Since the mid-20th Century, average global temperatures have warmed about 0.6°C (1.1°F), however, warming has not occurred equally everywhere. Temperatures have increased about twice as fast in the Arctic as in the mid-latitudes, a phenomenon known as

May 26, 2013

 


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Natural disasters uprooted more than 32 million people in 2012

32,4 million people were forced to flee their homes last year due to natural disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, according to a report released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on May 13, 2013. According to the report, 98% of those

May 18, 2013

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Extensive glacial retreat observed in Mount Everest region

  A new study finds a decline in snow and ice on Mount Everest and the national park surrounding it. The scientists have been studying temperature and precipitation trends in the area and found that the Everest region has been warming while snowfall has

May 15, 2013

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Pacific’s Marshall Islands facing drought disaster

A drought has left areas of the Marshall Islands facing “dire” water shortages with aid agencies scrambling to ship relief to affected communities.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that unusually low rainfall in one of

May 09, 2013

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WMO dubbed last year as disturbing sign of climate change

The World Meteorological Organisation revealed in Statement on the Status of the Global Climate, that during the August to September 2012 melting season, the Arctic’s sea ice cover was just 3.4 million square kilometres (1.32 million square miles). That

May 04, 2013

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Why does Earth have deserts?

Take a look at a physical map of the world. Thirty degrees on either side of the equator, you will see, distributed with suspicious regularity, a brown band of drylands circling the planet, a sere belt warding off greener climes: the deserts of the world. They are

April 14, 2013

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IceBridge: Keeping a close eye on Jakobshavn glacier

Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on April 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly

April 06, 2013

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Sea Ice Max 2013: An interesting year for Arctic sea ice

NASA Goddard Visualisation Studio released video about state of Arctic sea ice during first three months of 2013. After a record melt season, an Arctic cyclone, and a fascinating fracturing event, Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year. According to

April 05, 2013

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NSDIC: Arctic & Antarctic Sea Ice Extent, 1979-2012 animated maps

In October 2012, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) released an animated map of 2012 Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent shown side-by-side with 1979 - 2009 climatology.    For more information and visualizations of thinning sea ice, see the

March 16, 2013

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Large fractures observed in the Arctic sea ice

Large fractures in the sea ice were observed off the north coast of Alaska and Canada, from near Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic to Barrow in Alaska, during the end of February and continuing into early March.According to the National Snow and Ice Data

March 15, 2013

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An accelerating greening rate in the Arctic

Measurements show that temperatures have risen in the Arctic over the past three decades faster than anywhere else in the world. Plant communities in tundra and boreal ecosystems in the far north experienced major changes due the longer growing season. Satellite

March 14, 2013

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GOCE revealed the height of sea is not the same everywhere on Earth

New precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed that the sea is lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Winds, currents, tides and different temperatures cause seawater to pile up in some regions and dip in others, so in fact, the

February 20, 2013

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Dimishing Arctic sea ice - CryoSat reveals facts about ice volumes

An international team of scientists led by University College London provided insight into decline of Arctic sea ice volume and generated estimates of the sea-ice volume for the 2010–11 and 2011–12 winters over the Arctic basin using data from ESA’s CryoSat

February 13, 2013

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"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

In  this case a mass movement of ice, not rock and soil, on the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland, a part of the film Chasing Ice. It is genuinely astonishing – the volume of the collapse is apparently 7.4 cubic kilometres.On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and

February 08, 2013

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Rising sea level will displace a substantial fraction of the human population

Globally, sea level is now rising at a rate of about a foot a century and the rate appears to be accelerating. Experts say the human emissions of greenhouse gases that may make a huge increase of sea level inevitable, are expected to occur in just the next few

January 29, 2013

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January 2013 arctic outbreak in North America

At the start of 2013, temperature change occurred high in the atmosphere over the Arctic Circle, which caused an arctic outbreak in North America during the middle of January. In some places the air just north of the Great Lakes was colder than that over the North

January 25, 2013

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Watching Earth breathe: The seasonal vegetation cycle and carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in our atmosphere. View the seasonal cycle of carbon dioxide and the increase of carbon dioxide every year due to human activity. Embedded video from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of

January 19, 2013

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Long-term effects of megadrought on Amazonian forests

The rainforests in southern and western Amazonia may be showing the first signs of potential large-scale degradation due to climate change as Amazon rainforest continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, attributed to the long-term

January 19, 2013



 


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2012 ranked as the ninth-warmest year since 1880 and continued long-term trend of rising global temperatures

According to NASA's annual analysis of surface temperatures across the globe, 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880 and it continued a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record have

January 15, 2013

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The effects of solar variability on Earth's climate

A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), "The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate," lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet.The luminosity of our own sun varies a 0.1% over

January 10, 2013

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Alaska experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade

Alaska has been experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade. In the first decade since 2000, the state has cooled an average of -16.4°C (2.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Parts of Western Alaska saw temperatures drop a significant 4.5

January 05, 2013

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Climate change can cause volcanic eruptions

The evidence from a ten-year research project into the volcanoes of Central America indicates that climate change can also cause volcanic eruptions. Researchers have observations of ash layers in the seabed and have reconstructed the history of volcanic eruptions

December 27, 2012

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2012 Arctic Report Card - Dramatic changes in the Arctic

The Arctic Report Card is tracking recent environmental changes, with 20 essays on different aspects of the environment. The Arctic Report Cards produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are a source of reliable and brief information on the

December 07, 2012

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State of global temperatures in 2012

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the first ten months of 2012 indicate that it will most likely be the ninth warmest on record (since records began in 1850), despite the cooling influence of La Niña early in the year. The presence of a La Niña

November 29, 2012

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Pine Island Glacier's calving front free of sea ice

Flying over the Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last year in October, NASA’s Operation IceBridge  scientists discovered a massive rift 29 kilometers (18 miles) long, 80 meters (260 feet) wide on average, and 50 to 60 meters (170 to 200 feet) deep. When that

November 24, 2012

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Anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height near Norway’s west coast

An unusual anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height patterns has been observed near Norway’s west coast.  A topographic depression about 3500 m deep in the Norwegian Sea, the Lofoten Basin  is a region of high mesoscale activity and plays an important role

November 21, 2012

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Antarctic sea ice cover is increasing under the effects of climate change

Antarctic sea ice drift caused by changing winds are responsible for observed increases in Antarctic sea ice cover in the past two decades according to new study by British Antarctic Survey and NASA. While Arctic experienced dramatic record ice loss due the climate

November 18, 2012

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Coffee Arabica could be extinct by the end of the century

Arabica coffee production is strongly (negative) influenced by accelerated climate change, and in most cases the outcome will be negative for the coffee industry.Wild Arabica coffee or Coffee Arabica could extinct due climate changes by the end of this century

November 17, 2012

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Retreat of Crane Glacier on Antarctic's Larsen-B ice shelf

Hektoria and Crane glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula have continued thinning since the Larsen-B ice shelf’s collapse in 2002.  They are considered to be among some of the fastest changing in recent years. Almost the entire Larsen B Ice Shelf splintered and

November 04, 2012

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Global sea level drop caused by La Nina

A new study shows that the 2011 La Nina was so strong that it caused global mean sea level to drop by 5 millimeters (0.2 inches).  This occurred concurrently with the La Nina phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) which involves a shift in ocean surface

November 04, 2012

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Climate change affecting overall weather patterns and could affect water availability in California

In a recent article published on University of California, MERCED website researchers say California won’t see a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system, but weather can have comparable extreme

November 03, 2012

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Hope for disappearing Aral Sea

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake or inland sea – a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. The Aral Sea began to shrink in the 1960s, when massive diversion of water for cotton and rice cultivation under the Soviet Union drained the two

October 25, 2012

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Wind shift could affect sea ice loss and bring more extreme weather to North America and Europe

Arctic has been experiencing a shift in the general patterns of high and low pressures recently, as well as the direction and speed of the winds. These changes may explain some of the dramatic sea ice loss experienced in the Arctic regions. Wind speed and direction

October 24, 2012

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UK experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say

In an article named "UK experiences 'weirdest' weather" environment analyst Roger Harrabin (BBC) states that the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before. The scientists said

October 20, 2012

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NSF issues grant worth $12 million for research on Ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is a major threat to our marine ecosystems. Provided carbon dioxide levels have considerably risen in the atmosphere, scientists suggest oceans are now acidifying at a rate faster than anytime during past 300 million years. In an attempt to

October 05, 2012



 


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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest extent ever recorded

Rate of summer ice melt smashes two previous record lows and prompts warnings of accelerated climate change. Arctic sea ice cover likely melted to its minimum extent for the year on September 16, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center

September 20, 2012

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State of ozone hole

An international  treaty to protect the ozone layer, agreement to phase out chemicals which attack the Earth’s vital ozone shield, signed nearly 25 years ago prevented an environmental disaster according to latest press release by World Meteorological

September 17, 2012

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Coastal erosion caused by rising sea level is greater than previously thought

The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion. Rising sea level inundates low-lying areas, converts wetlands to open water, erodes beaches, exacerbates flooding, and increases the salinity of

September 08, 2012

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Climate impact risks map for European cities

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a series of detailed interactive maps of more than 500 cities across Europe, unveiling risks of adaptation to climate changes  for six decades from now on the basis of likely global warming trends.The recently

September 06, 2012

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Arctic sea ice at lowest level on record

The amount of sea ice in the Arctic has fallen to the lowest level on record. On August 27, Arctic sea ice was at 4.10 million square kilometers (1.58 million square miles), or about 30 % of the Arctic Ocean’s surface according to the National Snow and Ice Data

August 28, 2012

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Sealife faces risk of large-scale extinctions

Global warming and acidification of the oceans are associated with three of five largest planetary extinction events of the past 500 million years. Loss of oxygen  in seawater, pollution, loss of animal's  habitat, overfishing and overhunting are to blame for ongoing

August 26, 2012

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Arctic sea ice set to reach its lowest extent ever recorded

Ice volume in the Arctic has declined dramatically over the past decade.  Unprecedented rate of Arctic sea ice melt is set to reach its lowest extent ever recorded by the end of this week.Current melt rate of more than 100,000 square kilometers per day is expected

August 25, 2012

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. A study of ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta provides

August 24, 2012

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New study maps glacier mass change in the Himalayas

Glacial  reservoirs are among largest  freshwater deposits on Earth. About 1% of global sea level rise is caused by melting - that's about 3-4% of the total  global glaciers and ice caps. However, researchers don't have enough data considering regional behaviour

August 23, 2012

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Scientist proposed cloud engineering as response to global warming

Controversial idea about shooting salt water high into the sky over the oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight, is now reconsidered again in order to battle global warming. Rob Wood, physicist at University of Washington, proposes an experiment to test the

August 22, 2012

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Rapid ice melt opens Arctic's Northwest Passage

Ice retreated rapidly in the Parry Channel between mid-July and early August 2012. Parry Channel is a part of elusive Northwest Passage. The loss of Arctic sea ice is predicted to open up the Northwest Passage, shortening shipping routes and facilitating the exchange

August 11, 2012

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Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012 - Rare and unusually strong storm formed over Arctic

An unusually strong storm formed off the coast of Alaska on Aug. 5, then moved over the central Arctic. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took the images that make up the mosaic during various passes over the North Pole

August 10, 2012

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Satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Recent satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, a key air transportation hub on Greenland. Located in southwestern Greenland roughly 125 kilometers (75 miles) from the coast, Kangerlussuaq, or Kanger, hosts one of the island’s busiest commercial airports.

July 29, 2012

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Sea of Azov turned bloody red

Scientists and citizens are baffled as the waters of the Azov Sea turned bloody red close to Berdyansk village in mid-July, according to an article published online by EnglishRussia. Villagers immediately suspected the great pollution from nearby factories. And...

July 29, 2012

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Tropical plankton invades Arctic waters

Scientists have identified tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa living in the Arctic Ocean for the first time. It looks like they traveled thousands of miles on Atlantic currents and ended up above Norway with an unusual-but naturally cyclic-pulse of

July 26, 2012

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97% of the Greenland's ice sheet surface melted in mid-July

Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations in period of merely few days this month. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, low-lying coastal edges to its two-mile-thick

July 24, 2012

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Massive iceberg breaks off from Petermann Glacier on Greenland

Another spectacular event on Greenland this year is second big calving of Petermann Glacier, following retreats of the Jakobshavn Glacier and lowest reflectivity of the Greenland ice sheet on record. This calving was expected to happen, as the rift in the glacier has

July 18, 2012



 



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Are we facing an end of Antarctic as we know it?

Regional warming, over-fishing, pollution, invasive species creeping into the area, ocean acidification and loss of sea ice around South Pole region are the most immediate threats for waters around Antarctic. And all those threats are linked to global levels of carbon

July 17, 2012

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Toshka Lakes in Egypt show signs of rapid drying

Egypt’s Toshka Lakes were created in the 1980s and 1990s by the diversion of water from Lake Nasser through a manmade canal into the Sahara Desert. Flooding of the Toshka Depression created four main lakes with a maximum surface area of about 1450 square

July 16, 2012

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Africa’s savannas are changing into forests

Recent changes in the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are forcing the African savannas to change into forests. Researchers believe that by the end of this century large swathes of land that was once savanna could have transformed into forest.The study

July 09, 2012

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USGS reports sea-level rise accelerating in Atlantic coast of North America

Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report published in Nature Climate Change.Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile stretch of

July 06, 2012

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United Kingdom experienced wettest June in recorded history

Last month is officially the United Kingdom's wettest June in over a century. Rainfall throughout the UK last month averaged 145.3 mm (5.72 inches), twice what is typically measured each June. According to the U.K. Met Office,  U.K. never experienced so much

July 04, 2012

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Almost vanished Poplar Island is slowly reappearing

The crust under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking, while sea levels are rising. Made of clay and silt, the islands erode quickly, and many have disappeared altogether. Small islands were once a nesting  habitat for water birds and turtles, while the larger islands

June 30, 2012

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Researchers found evidence of warm periods in Arctic

Analytical results from the longest sediment core that has ever been drilled in the terrestrial areas of the Arctic have shown temperatures that were previously considered impossible for the Arctic Circle. In addition, a notable correlation of the warm periods in the

June 25, 2012

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Iraq is fighting desertification with planting thousands of trees

Increasingly frequent sandstorms and salinization of the land is one of major environmental problems of Iraq, where decades of conflict have exacted a terrible environmental toll. The country's environment ministry estimated in 2009 that 39 percent of Iraq's surface

June 14, 2012

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Footage of Upsala Glacier capsizing

A tourist traveling on a catamaran in Argentina caught rare footage of the Upsala glacier flipping over.The huge iceberg lost a part of itself and then flipped over with a huge roar according to tourist who witnessed the event from catamaran and recorded it on

June 09, 2012

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Shrubs in the Arctic tundra transformed into trees

Shrubs in the Arctic tundra have transformed themselves into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate in the last few decades. The speed and magnitude of change is far greater than scientists had ever anticipated. If this continues and is replicated across the

June 07, 2012

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Summer 2012 forecast for Europe

According to experts from AccuWeeather.com, much of Europe will be slightly warmer than normal this summer with the core of summer heat across southeast Europe into Ukraine. This will result in temperatures closer to normal in far western Europe. The overall

June 02, 2012

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Semiarid regions of Texas and California could run out of groundwater in 30 years

More than one-third of US states in the southern Great Plains could run out of groundwater within the next 30 years according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study finds that the two most important aquifers

June 02, 2012

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Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012

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Continuing deep ocean changes - Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming

New research by teams of Australian and US scientists has found there has been a massive reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water found off the coast of Antarctica. Salinity shifts in the ocean confirm climate and the global water cycle have changed. In a

May 26, 2012

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China to increase weather manipulation program

A leading Chinese meteorologist says the country will employ more rainmaking technology and make better use of it in the next five years.Some 560,000 manipulations of the weather have been conducted since 2002 using aircraft, rockets and projectiles carrying dry ice

May 25, 2012

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Intense heatwave across Indian subcontinent makes new record highs

India subcontinent is battling with sweltering heat, the hottest of 2012 in some areas. Soaring temperatures and heat wave have gripped the whole of North India, forcing locals to remain indoors. Heat wave warnings were posted by the India Meteorological Department

May 24, 2012

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Rains swell dried-out Poyang Lake in China

In January 2012, we were writing about the dried-out beds of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province of southeastern China, where drought had shrunk the lake to a fraction of its former area. After a year of poor rainfall, the lake covered less than 188 square kilometers (73

May 24, 2012

 


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Chile's Lake Cachet II vanished in less than 24 hours

Lake Cachet II in Chile's southern Patagonia vanished in less than 24 hours, leaving behind just some large puddles and chunks of ice in the vast lake bed. Lake Cachet II's 200 million cubic liters of water gushed out into the Baker river, tripling its volume and

May 23, 2012

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Scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere

According to a report published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere. The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent

May 22, 2012

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Bosnia: Sunbathing one day, snowstorm the next

Bosnians are getting whiplash from the latest crazy weather to hit the Balkans. Weeks after Bosnians had stashed away their winter clothes and their memories of last winter's unbearably heavy snow, residents had to drag out the shovels Monday, May 14, 2012 after waking

May 14, 2012

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Greenland's glacier meltdown gives new insight for rising sea level

Greenland's contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible, a new study shows. Data shows a 30% speed-up in 10 years on average. With faster movements of the glaciers, ice and

May 13, 2012

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Large animal die-offs along Peruvian coast

Hundreds of birds and dolphins have been washing up dead along the Peru coast, and this has government officials looking for causes. At least 1,200 birds, mostly pelicans, have been found dead in recent weeks along a stretch of Pacific coast in northern Peru, the

May 08, 2012

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Retreating sea ice around Alaska sign of advancing spring

Over the winter of 2011–2012, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was slightly below the 1979–2000 average, but conditions in the Bering Sea were different. There, sea ice extents were well above normal, reaching a record high in March 2012. Two factors

May 07, 2012

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Climate in NW Europe and Balkans is becoming suitable for disease-spreading Asian tiger mosquito

The climate in northwestern Europe and the Balkans is becoming suitable for the Asian tiger mosquito, a disease-spreading invasive species, scientists said on Wednesday. The warning comes from scientists at the University of Liverpool, northwestern England, who say the

April 28, 2012

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Southeast Asia's cassava industry at high risk due to climate change

Severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests triggered by rising temperatures could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry, as well as the livelihoods of the hundreds of thousands of small farmers that rely on the crop for income, according to

April 26, 2012

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Ice breaking up in Hudson Bay, Canada

The cold waters of Hudson Bay are typically covered with ice from January to May each year and reach reaching ice-free status in mid-August, but by early April, 2012, ice breakup was well underway across the Bay. Bits of open water covered with some floating ice can

April 19, 2012

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Underground water in eastern Shasta County in California (US) mysteriously disappears

Something strange is happening underground in eastern Shasta County and it is draining water wells and maybe even causing sinkholes and subsiding pavement. A retired marine geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Stephen Wolf reveals that after the 1989 Loma Prieta

April 17, 2012

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North America swelters in March heat

The springtime began to feel more like summer for most of North America. March 2012 saw thousands of daily temperature records fall in the contiguous United States (often called the “lower 48”), and the entire month was the warmest March in a temperature record

April 17, 2012

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Fog blankets the Yellow Sea

The shallow Yellow Sea, which has a number of busy ports, usually sees 50 foggy days a year; some weather stations in the area have measured fog on up to 80 days. One of those days was March 28, 2012, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

April 08, 2012

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A new model finds that the world could be up to 5.5 degrees warmer in 2050 than it was in the 1990's.

Global average temperatures will probably be between 1.4°C and 3°C (between about 2.5°F to 5.5°F) higher than they were from 1960 to 1990 by 2050 according to new study. Scientists picked one of 25 climate models used by the IPCC in a climate scenario called A1B,

March 28, 2012

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Arctic sea ice maximum for 2012

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the winter of 2011–2012 on March 18, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has announced. (Extent is the total area of ocean in which ice concentration is at least 15 percent.) With a total extent of 15.24 million

March 27, 2012

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Historic spring record heat in North America

A huge, lingering ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the United States brought summer-like temperatures to North America in March 2012. The warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and much of Canada. The unseasonable

March 21, 2012

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Icelandic proglacial dust storms - link between dust storms and glacial melting

There is a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting according to new study by a University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science led by prof. Joseph M. Prospero and colleagues Joanna E. Bullard and Richard Hodgkins

March 10, 2012

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Extending the Ozone monitoring record

The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite (OMPS) is one of five new satellite instruments on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. OMPS  is sending back detailed information about the atmospheric gas that shields life from harmful levels of the

February 25, 2012



 


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Eddies - huge masses of water spinning in a whirlpool pattern

The ocean has storms and weather that rival the size and scale of tropical cyclones. These storm are better known as eddies. They are huge masses of water spinning in a whirlpool pattern—either clockwise or counterclockwise—and they can stretch for hundreds of

February 12, 2012

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Europe braces for new wave of polar cold

A massive cold wave blamed for killing nearly 300 people will continue for portions of Europe, while the harshest cold will start to shrink for others next week. The cold will continue to keep a tight grip over much of Europe through this weekend with

February 10, 2012

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Carlos Duarte: "We are facing the first clear evidence of a dangerous climate change"

"We are facing the first clear evidence of a dangerous climate change. However, some of the researchers and some of the Media are plunged into a semantic debate about whether the Arctic Sea-Ice has reached a tipping point or not. This all is distracting the attention

February 03, 2012

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Blocks of ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier in southern Chile stolen and then found

Somebody stole blocks of ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier in southern Chile. Agents with Chile's National Forest Service (CONAF) claim that ice was being stolen from the glacier, located in the Chilean Patagonia region some 1,700 kilometers (1,056 miles) south of

February 02, 2012

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Lowest temperatures in years for Fairbanks, Alaska

Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, are enduring the harshest cold spell in more than a decade. 51 below zero was registered yesterday  at the Fairbanks International Airport. Temperatures typically only drop to 16 below zero this time of year. Record low for Fairbanks

January 29, 2012

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2011 is ninth-warmest year on record

According to new study released by NASA scientists, the global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880.  The average temperature around the globe in 2011 was 0.92 degrees F (0.51 C) warmer than the mid-20th century baseline. NASA’s

January 21, 2012

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Amazon rainforest may be changing by human impacts on the region's weather

Human land use activity has begun to change the regional water and energy cycles - the interplay of air coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, water transpiration by the forest, and solar radiation - of parts of the Amazon basin. In addition, it shows that ongoing

January 20, 2012

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Record January temperatures in Russia: -56 degrees Celsius recorded in Yakutsk region

This winter in Russia started unusually warm.  9.5 degrees Celsius (49.1 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded in the north-western city of Kaliningrad which is a new record for the period. The start of winter in Kaliningrad was unusually warm. On January 2, the

January 13, 2012

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Lake Poyang, China's largest freshwater lake parched

Cracks are seen on the dried riverbed of Poyang lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Duchangcounty in East China's Jiangxi province. The surface water of the lake has shrunk toless than 200 square kilometers, one-twentieth of its

January 05, 2012

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Scientists predict major shifts in Earth's ecosystems

Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth's plant life is likely to react over the next three centuries as Earth's climate changes in response to rising levels of

December 17, 2011

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NRDC released 2011 Extreme Weather Map: Thousands of weather records broken in the US!

Records for extreme heat and extreme cold were broken in all 50 U.S. states in 2011, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an international nonprofit environmental organization. The extremes at time have been disastrous, costing Americans an estimated

December 11, 2011

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Extreme weather events fatal for walnut trees

Drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome - possibly fatal - for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University. Researchers now suspect and predict that climate change is going to

December 03, 2011

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Highest pressure in decades over the Northwest?

UW's Neal Johnson ran the numbers and found that the sea level pressure at Seattle-Tacoma Airport today was the highest since record keeping began there in 1948.  Last night at midnight Sea-Tac hit 1043.4 hPa, smashing the old record of 1043.0 hPa.According to

December 02, 2011

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2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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Sea ice loss and coastal erosion

Declining sea ice in the Arctic has led to increasing erosion rates along the coast of the Beaufort Sea over the past fifty years, according to a new study led by Irina Overeem of the University of Colorado Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). Their

November 30, 2011

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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Unjustice: Depopulation of Chagos Archipelago must not be forgotten

Officially part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Chagos Archipelago were home to the Chagossians for more than a century and a half until the United Kingdom evicted them in the early 1970s in order to allow the United States to build a military base on Diego

November 29, 2011



 


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SREX summary by IPCC - Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a summary of its special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation - SREX. The summary was released after three years of assessing climate

November 29, 2011

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Climate change threatens Nile and Limpopo Rivers

Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa's mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a global think-tank, warned the changes could have major effects for countries

November 24, 2011

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Polynya near Ross Island, off the Antarctic Coast

In some places in Arctic and Antarctic where sea ice should occur, open water appears instead and those persistent areas of open water amidst sea ice are known as polynyas. They can happen as a result of the upwelling of warm ocean water and also from winds.Recent

November 22, 2011

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Texas drought causes water shortages

Latest projections indicates that state's population will double to 46 million over the next half-century. It means that the days of cheap and abundant water are coming to an end, and where the additional supply will come from is not clear.Sixty years after the

November 21, 2011

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Record early winter season cold in Alaska

Much of interior Alaska experienced record-setting early winter season cold temperatures during the middle of November 2011. Frigid temperatures are not uncommon in Alaska this time of year, but the brutal cold currently gripping Fairbanks has reached a historical

November 20, 2011

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Fish becoming rare at shrinking Hongjianzhuo Lake in China

Hongjianzhuo Lake in Yulin city, China's biggest freshwater lake in desert areas, Northwest China's Shaanxi province is rapidly shrinking. The fish output of the lake used to reach 360 tons a year. However, it is rare to see any fish in the lake now, as they are dying

November 19, 2011

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Atmospheric rivers caused the UK's worst floods

Huge atmospheric rivers that wind their way through the skies have been linked to the 10 largest winter floods in the UK since the 1970s. A study of similar systems in California suggests that such floods could become more frequent and severe if greenhouse gas

November 19, 2011

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Impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude

The new research, from a team of scientists representing 20 institutions from around the world, discovered that the impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude. It depends where the deforestation is. It could have some cooling effects at the regional

November 19, 2011

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Russian scientist predicts 100 years of cooling

In a study of cyclic behavior of the Sun, Russian scientists now predict 100 years of cooling. IceAgeNow reports that these are not just any scientists. This forecast comes from astrophysicist Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the Russian segment of the

November 12, 2011

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Massive movement of tree species

Global warming, insect attack, diseases and fires caused a huge "migration" of trees across much of the West. Many tree species are projected to decline or die out in regions where they have been present for centuries, while others move in and replace them. In an

November 11, 2011

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Frequent Mediterranean droughts caused by human impact on climate change

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

November 03, 2011

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La Niña is back

La Niña is defined as cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific ocean that impact global weather patterns. La Niña conditions recur every few years and can persist for as long as two years.A sea surface anomaly, or

November 02, 2011

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Seaweed moves south as ocean warms

A new study by marine ecologist Dr Thomas Wernberg, of the University of Western Australia and colleagues reveals that swathes of Australia's seaweed are shifting south to escape warming oceans, and many risk going extinct.  Their findings are published in Current

October 30, 2011

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Winter 2011: Forecast for Europe

The United KingdomLast year in the U.K., winter started quickly, with snow reaching as far south as London in November. This was a dramatic contrast to typical winters; Londoners typically don't see much snow. However last year, many locations had close to 300 mm (a

October 27, 2011

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Climate change is causing animal body shrinkage

Rising global temperatures and changes in weather patterns have knock-on effects on the growth of a wide range of species. The change could have a major impact on the expanding human population, with major food sources like fish likely to reduce in size and crops

October 17, 2011

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Record October heat for the U.K

The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius

October 02, 2011

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Petermann Ice Island drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada

After more than a year and several thousand kilometers of sailing the seas, Petermann Ice Island is still drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. The ice island has splintered several times since it dropped off the edge of Greenland's

September 17, 2011



 


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Arctic sea ice hits record low

The extent of the Arctic sea ice — has passed a new threshold. German researchers announced on Sept. 8 that the sea-ice cover had shrunk below its record minimum, set in 2007. Elsewhere, researchers said the race remained too close to call.The NSIDC proclaimed the

September 14, 2011

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Arctic shipping routes open

Satellite measurements show we are heading for another year of below-average ice cover in the Arctic. As sea ice melts during the summer months, two major shipping routes have opened in the Arctic Ocean.In 2008 satellites saw that the Northwest Passage and the Northern

September 02, 2011

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Newly discovered Icelandic current could change climate picture

Scientists discovered new ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ) far below the sea's surface near Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional...

August 25, 2011

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Animals heading polewards in search of cooler temperatures

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific...

August 23, 2011

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The glaciers on the islands of Franz Josef are currently in a state of retreat

The clouds parted over the northeast Barents Sea region of the Arctic Ocean in late summer, 2011 allowing a view of the ice-covered islands of Franz Josef Land, Russia forming a stark-white contrast to the surrounding dark sea water. The Moderate Resolution Imaging

August 20, 2011

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Ireland experiencing the coldest summer in 25 years

Counties in central and southern Ireland have been experiencing temperatures that are between 0.2 degrees C and 0.9 degrees C below normal this summer.The Irish weather site Met Eireann reported that the mean temperatures for June around the country have been about 1

August 18, 2011

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Melting glaciers alter Earth's gravity

Melting glaciers can alter Earth's gravity field, scientists have found, a discovery that is shedding light on when Greenland and Antarctica began heavily melting. Knowing the timing of this melting could help climate scientists make better estimates of the potential

August 17, 2011

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Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast.  Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been called " "of the order of a 50-year" event according to New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over

August 15, 2011

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Exceptional drought across the United States

More of the United States was in exceptional drought in July 2011 than in any other month in the past 12 years, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The worst of the drought is spread across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and parts of Arizona, Colorado,

August 11, 2011

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Scientists predict humans will be extinct within 100 years

Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.If past is prologue, 70,000 years ago the human

August 10, 2011

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Large variations in Arctic sea ice

For the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean - probably less than half of current amounts. This is indicated by new findings by the Danish National

August 09, 2011

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Iraq hit by extreme heat - Temperature reaches 52 degrees Celsius

Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a speed of about 9 kilometres (2.6 miles) per hour, temperatures reached 52

August 03, 2011

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Climate Research Unit released climate dataset - Facts and figures for anyone

Temperature records going back 150 years from 5113 weather stations around the world were released to the public by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. The only records missing are from 19 stations in Poland, which refused

July 31, 2011

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Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming

The Pacific sector of Antarctica, including both the Antarctic Peninsula and continental West Antarctica, has experienced substantial warming in the past 30 years. An increase in the circumpolar westerlies, owing in part to the decline in stratospheric ozone...

July 31, 2011

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Wild US summer heat wave smashes records

As the temperatures have risen across the United States this summer, weather records have fallen left and right. The horrible July heat wave, lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, has affected nearly 200 million people at some point. Plenty of...

July 30, 2011

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Sudden downhill slide of Tajikistan's Medvezhiy Glacier raised concern about outburst flood

In the early summer of 2011, the Medvezhiy Glacier in Tajikistan slid abruptly down its valley and for greater distance than it has in at least 22 years. The sudden downhill slide of the glacier raised concern among glaciologists and emergency management groups about a

July 30, 2011

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Arctic tundra wildfires return after 10000-year absence

After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.In a study published in the July 28 issue of the journal Nature, UF ecologist Miche

July 30, 2011



 


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A massive ice island has drifted to within 10 kilometres of Canada’s Labrador coast

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the north-western coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times the size of Manhattan. Nearly a year later, on July 25, 2011, a piece of that ice island—named Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) – was still

July 29, 2011

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Russia battles fires amid tropical heat

Russia on Thursday sweltered in abnormally hot summer weather as the emergency services sought to control expanding countryside blazes to prevent a repeat of last year's devastating wildfires. The central city of Volgograd was Russia's hottest city with temperatures

July 28, 2011

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Snow causes travel havoc in South Africa

Parts of South Africa on Tuesday transformed into a winter wonderland, but the cold and frosty weather caused travel havoc as major highways and railways closed down. Most of the interior in the Eastern Cape and high grounds of KwaZulu-Natal are covered in snow, which

July 27, 2011

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Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

The size of the Aral Sea has long hinged on the Amu Darya, which flows from the high Pamir Mountains in central Asia, across the desert, and into the southern sea. While two rivers empty into the lake—the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya—the Amu Darya is the largest and

July 26, 2011

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Ice loss following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves

An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.The work by researchers at the University of Maryland,

July 25, 2011

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2011: Headed for record Arctic melt?

This year could be well on its way toward earning a dubious spot in the record books.Arctic sea ice has melted away with astonishing speed in the first half of July, at an average rate of about 46,000 square miles (120,000 square kilometers) per day, according to the Na

July 22, 2011

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Ontario heat wave breaks temperature records

At least 10 southern Ontario communities have set highs for the hottest July 21 on record, and Toronto led as the hottest spot in the country, with a high of 37.1 C, which felt like 51 with the humidity factored in according to CBC.Temperatures in Hamilton and

July 21, 2011

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US all-time dew point record, extreme heat wave headed to the East

Amidst one of the worst heat waves of the year, the unbearably high humidity levels that accompanied the extreme heat set a record in the Twin Cities on Tuesday.The dew point temperature, an indicator of how moist and uncomfortable the air feels, reached 82° on

July 21, 2011

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Volcanoes could trigger bigger climate impact than thought

Volcanic eruptions might affect Earth's climate more than thought by releasing far more weather-altering particles than scientists' suspected, new research finds.To help tease out the influence of volcanoes on global climate, researchers investigated the huge

July 12, 2011

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Warming oceans cause largest movement of marine species in two million years

Warming ocean waters are causing the largest movement of marine species seen on Earth in more than two million years, according to scientists.In the Arctic, melting sea ice during recent summers has allowed a passage to open up from the Pacific ocean into the

July 11, 2011

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Plants bloom earlier in Canada

Scientists in Canada have recorded temperatures for the 71-year peiod from 1936 to 2006, and have seen that mean monthly temperatures have increased enough to provide what they call a "substantial warming signal." Specifically, mean monthly temperatures increased by

July 11, 2011

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The 5 hottest places on Earth

While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that’s one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. All of the world's  hottest places lie in that harsh environment.Timbuktu, Mali - 54,5C (130.1 F) degreesThe

July 10, 2011

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Remembering United States hottest day ever

Sunday marks the anniversary of when Death Valley, Calif. set the all-time record high for not just the United States, but also the Western Hemisphere. Temperatures in Death Valley (at Greenland Ranch, which is now known as Furnace Creek Ranch) soared to 56,6

July 09, 2011

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Atacama Desert coated with record snowfall

One of the driest places on the planet got a wintry blast this week. The Atacama Desert region in Chile was coated with its heaviest snow cover in nearly two decades, the BBC reported. An estimated 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) piled up in the normally arid

July 07, 2011

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Planting forests won't stop global warming

The UN is failing to accurately measure the global climate benefits of preserving forests. As well as providing homes for many species, trees store carbon dioxide that would otherwise warm the planet. With this in mind, the UN set up the REDD programme (Reducing

June 25, 2011

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State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.IPSO is currently compiling the Global State of the Ocean Report, which will collate world-wide marine science to

June 21, 2011

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Whales are suffering skin damage as ultraviolet radiation increases

Many whales are now acutely sunburned, with cases escalating in recent years, according to new research.The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, is the first to demonstrate that sun damage to whale skin is on the rise and is likely tied to

June 17, 2011



 


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Low pressure system moving NE between Iceland and the British Isles

SAT24  A vigorous area of low pressure looks set to develop south of Ireland on Friday. This is going to be pushing cloud and rain into Ireland, Wales andsouthwest England through the morning, some of it heavy at times. The rain affects much of

June 15, 2011

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Strong heat burst felt across Wichita Metro

The National Weather Service said a heat burst was observed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. The temperature jumped 17 degrees in 20 minutes, from 85 degrees at 12:22 a.m. to 102 degrees at 12:42 a.m. The heat burst was also accompanied by winds of 40 to 50...

June 09, 2011

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Radar reveals fjords hidden beneath Antarctic ice

Employing new ice-penetrating radar over a key area of Earth's largest body of ice, scientists are able to see a vast expanse of mountainous terrain and fjords that were carved by flowing glaciers when sea levels were some 200 feet higher than today.The shape of

June 07, 2011

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011

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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists

Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydropower plant - is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years. China's State Council,

June 03, 2011

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Severe drought hits China - 1,300 lakes "dead, shortages affect 4.4 million people and 3.2 million farm animals

Severe drought has forced China to release 5bn cubic metres from Three Gorges reservoir for irrigation and drinking water.The Yangtze – Asia's biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three

June 01, 2011

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France on drought alert after hottest spring since 1900

France is now on heatwave alert after the hottest spring since 1900 has left water tables down and farmers struggling to feed their livestock. The Health Ministry has put into effect level one of an anti-drought plan that was drawn up after 15,000 people died in the

June 01, 2011

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Kyoto deal loses four big nations

Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year and the US reiterated it would remain outside the treaty, European diplomats have said.The future of the Kyoto Protocol

May 29, 2011

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New Greenland ice loss study emerges

 In the last decade, two of the three largest glaciers in Greenland have lost enough ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie.This startling picture of Greenland's ice loss comes from a new study that refines measurements of such ice loss and is

May 28, 2011

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Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold

Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research institute says. Much of the destruction has been in Mato Grosso state, the centre of soya farming in

May 23, 2011

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Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

May 20, 2011

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20 signs of incoming global food crisis

In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis.  At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family.  It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen.  Crazy weather and horrifying natural

May 18, 2011

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El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now...

May 18, 2011

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Antarctic marine ecosystem threaten by Human Activity

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published

May 16, 2011

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Tornado ravaged austrian village Müllendorf (Burgenland)

Peacefull town  Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday.  A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens  homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon

May 16, 2011

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ARkStorm - Multi-Hazard West Coast Winter Storm Project

The USGS Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP)’s second full scenario, called ARkStorm, addresses massive U.S. West Coast storms analogous to those that devastated California in 1861–62. Storms of this magnitude are projected to become more frequent and

May 16, 2011

 



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Severe drought closes Yangtze river to shipping

Drought on China's Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation's longest waterway. The water level along the lower reaches of the river near the city of Wuhan was just above three metres (10

May 15, 2011

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Winter comes early as Melbourne is hit by chilly blast

Residents of Melbourne have been swamped with enough rain in the past two weeks to last the month of May and more is yet to come. Other parts of the state have seen their coldest start to May since records began, with snow already falling in low-lying areas.Mt Baw

May 14, 2011

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Cold front, warm front

Weather fronts are as familiar as rain. For those who live outside of Earth’s tropics, the movement of warm and cold masses of air creates the weather, and when the two clash, if often rains. Understanding what happens when cold and warm air meet (cold and warm

May 13, 2011

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Effects of climate change in the Arctic more extensive than expected

The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on

May 09, 2011

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Crop yields fall as temperatures rise

Global warming is taking its toll on our food, according to the first study to demonstrate a link between global crop yields and climate change. It concludes that the steep rise in temperatures since 1980 has cut into yields of staple crops, offsetting gains from

May 05, 2011

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Thicker arctic ice had increased over last year

Layers of frozen sea water, known as sea ice, cap the Arctic Ocean. The ice grows dramatically each winter, and melts just as dramatically each summer. In the past decade, the melting has grown more dramatic, while growth has become less so.The pair of images

May 05, 2011

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Warmest April on record in UK

Provisional Met Office climate figures for April 2011 indicate that the month is the warmest on record with many parts of the UK seeing temperatures 3 to 5 °C warmer than normal. The month is also the 11th driest April in the UK. These records go back more than 100

May 04, 2011

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Rare Severe Weather Event Strikes Hawaii

A low aloft over the Hawaiian Islands was responsible for bringing rare severe weather Monday afternoon. The storms produced small hail, flash flooding, and even multiple water spouts. Along with the frequent lightning, flash flooding was an issue with some areas

May 04, 2011

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Water shortages and biodiversity loss in Himalayas affect villagers

In the last few decades, farmers in the heavily-forested Darjeeling Hills of the Himalayas in India and Nepal have noticed something strange. Rivers and streams are drying up, crop yields are plummeting, and trees have begun to flower long before spring arrives. The

April 29, 2011

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North Yorkshire water reservoir almost dry?!

A picturesque reservoir has been reduced to dried, cracked mud and a splash of water after the prolonged dry spell. The Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, can now be walked across, and water suppliers are urging people to use water

April 29, 2011

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Storms worsen Mississippi river flooding

While deadly storms raged in the southern and central United States, several rivers continued to spill over their banks in late April 2011, part of ongoing spring flooding in the U.S. and Canada, according to a NASA statement. On April 28 in the afternoon, 62 river...

April 29, 2011

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Heavy rain in Central United States

With rivers in the Midwestern United States already full from thawing winter snow cover, severe rainfall in late April added to the troubles for the region. The National Weather Service predicted in February that the region was primed for flooding, and so far it has

April 27, 2011

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Study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator

In a study to be published in the April 21st issue of Science magazine, researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science report their findings that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation

April 27, 2011

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Netherlands - Easter Sunday 2011 warmest on record

The KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has recorded the warmest Easter Sunday ever. Early in the afternoon the temperature in the KNMI’s home base of De Bilt had risen to 25 degrees Celsius, compared to 24.5 degrees during the previous warmest Easter

April 25, 2011

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Europe is facing the worst drought in century

Traditional Easter fairs in the east and the north of the Netherlands have been cancelled because of the risk of fires posed by the extraordinarily dry weather affecting northern Europe. In the eastern half of the country, one of Europe's biggest traders, outdoor

April 24, 2011

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Impact of polar ozone depletion on subtropical precipitation

The ozone hole over Antarctica has been rearranging rainfall patterns throughout the Southern Hemisphere for decades, a new modeling analysis shows. The idea that losing ozone in the cold stratosphere over the South Pole could affect weather in the lower atmosphere...

April 22, 2011

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Extreme solar radation in Mexico!!

In two areas of the Valley of Mexico “extremely high” solar radiation is recorded, by which the system of monitoring atmospheric in the city of Mexico urged the population to take precautions to avoid damage to health. The body of the Secretariat of the environment

April 19, 2011

 

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"Epidemiological" Study Demonstrates Climate Change Effects On Forests

An 18-year study of 27,000 individual trees by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists finds that tree growth and fecundity - the ability to produce viable seeds - are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought. The results, published Global

April 07, 2011

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Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate'

A vast expanse of freshwater in the midst of the Arctic Ocean is set to wreak unpredictable changes on the climate in Europe and North America, new scientific analysis has shown.The water – comprising meltwater from the ice cap and run off from rivers – is at

April 06, 2011

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Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia

Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east over the next few days,

April 06, 2011

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Wind and waves growing across the globe

The world has gotten stormier over the past two decades - and the reason is a mystery, a new study says. In the past 20 years, winds have picked up around 5 percent on average.Extremely strong winds caused by storms have increased even faster, jumping 10 percent over 20

April 04, 2011

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More storms, tropical depressions forecast for East Sea

This year the number of storms and tropical depressions that can directly hit Vietnam is forecast to number from 5 to 6, more than that of 2010. The stormy and rainy season will also start early, a senior weather expert said.There will have around 10-12 storms and

April 03, 2011

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Glaciers growing on Mt.Shasta, Washington and Alaska

All seven glaciers on California’s Mount Shasta are growing. This includes Whitney Glacier, the state's largest. Three of them have doubled in size since 1950. Both the Hotlum and Wintun Glaciers have nearly doubled in size since 1950, says this article on

April 02, 2011

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NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests

Last year record-breaking drought caused widespread reductions in the greenness of Amazon forests. A new  NASA-based study has revealed that the level of Amazonian vegetation decreased dramatically over an area more than three and one-half times the size of Texas. It

April 01, 2011

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Russian boreal forests undergoing vegetation change

Russia's boreal forest - the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world, found in the country's cold northern regions - is undergoing an accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a result of globally and regionally warming climate.That in turn is

March 30, 2011

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Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift – which are part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation – bring warm water, and with it warm air, from the tropical Atlantic to northern Europe. This helps keep Europe several degrees warmer than it would otherwise

March 30, 2011

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Arctic ocean show significant increase in freshwater content

Since the 1900, the freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 %. This corresponds to a rise of approx. 8,400 cubic kilometres and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on average from this marine region in

March 30, 2011

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Deadly heatwaves will be more frequent in coming decades

A new study warns that 'mega-heatwaves' like the one estimated to have killed tens of thousands in western Europe in 2003 will become up to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years. The new analysis revealed that heatwave that scorched eastern Europe in 2010,

March 21, 2011

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US West coast EQ predictions

In today's article named Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast author presents Jim Berkland, former USGS scientist well-known by his accurate earthquake predictions so far. They say his accuracy is about 80%. his greatest claim to

March 19, 2011

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About geomagnetic reversal and poleshift

A growing number of scientists are starting to worry the magnetic pole shift, that seems to be underway, is the real culprit behind climate change. Not man made air pollution, not the Sun, not the underground volcanic activity heating up the oceans, but the slow beginni

March 15, 2011

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Groundwater vanishing in Central Valley

Over-pumping is pulling vast and unsustainable amounts of groundwater from the heart of California farming, the Central Valley, a new UC Irvine satellite study shows – with enough lost over four years to fill two-thirds of Lake Mead. The phenomenon shows no...

March 11, 2011

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Supermoon - Moon's closest approach since 1992

Could 'supermoon' next week disrupt Earth's weather? It doesn't take much to get the Internet's lunar-tics out in force. The web was awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and...

March 09, 2011

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A colony of emperor penguins disappears

A small colony of emperor penguins on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula is gone, and the most likely culprit is loss of sea ice caused by warming. Although it has been predicted that penguins could suffer greatly because of global warming, this is the first

March 07, 2011



 


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