14 Results for August 2014
Methane plumes are emanating from the sea floor which is cause by the warming of ocean temperatures. Methane from the deep and from shallow-water increases the acidity of the waters and reduces oxygen and contributes to the increased concentrations of potent greenhouse gas, consecutively.
Join the People’s Climate March in New York City on 21 September.
Savings is substantially higher than the cost of cutting carbon emissions.
The Arctic Sea ice cover keeps on shrinking and its extent this year is below than the usual average for the past 30 years. Scientists have been concerned about the retreat of sea ice in summer and how it affects the climate in Arctic.
Tropical glaciers are affected by events in both hemispheres. For the last forty years, tropical Andean glaciers have already lost 30 to 50% of their surface area due to the changes in temperature. The study will enable the scientists to improve their understanding of how tropical glaciers respond to climate variations.
Unregulated and unmonitored trash burning is often left out in the policy making. Quantifying the extent of burning trash may change how policy makers track emissions and pinpoint which populations would be much affected.
The scientists found out in their review that a complex chain of events involving the Pacific Ocean and an unusual jet stream led up to an unprecedented winter in UK which resulted to winter floods especially coastal flooding. More work is still needed to understand if the atmospheric changes can also lead to floods aside from the global sea-level rise.
Scale insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer urban areas which raises the possibility that these pest increase with global warming which is not good news for trees. This study held clues to how other insect species will respond to higher global temperatures.
More fossil fuel-burning power plants are built adding emissions for 4 percent per year that make the problem worse in climate change. Policymakers need to evaluate the long-term climate impacts of current investments in infrastructure.
There is a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming N2O , a potent greenhouse gas, into atmospheric nitrogen (N2). Scientists are working on identifying farming practices that could stimulate this new group of N2O-consuming micro-organisms, in order to ensure sustainable agricultural production
Drought severity will likely worsen as the temperature increases. The American Southwest should have mitigation strategies to cope with possible extreme drought scenarios.
Extreme snowstorms still happen even in global warming. There may be changes in average snowfall but not in the intensities of the heaviest snowfall events.
A demonstration will be held on September 21 in favor of climate change action ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York City on September 23.
More focus is needed on the reactions of human communities to climate change and how those reactions will impact nature.