Category: Climate change

Climate change = major volcanic eruptions in Iceland

According to scientists from the University of Leeds, reducing glacier coverage could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland. Icelandic volcanoes The study examined Icelandic volcanic ash preserved in peat deposits and lake sediments. According to Graeme Swindles, from the Leeds School of Geography: Climate change caused by humans is creating a rapid melting of ice in volcanically active regions.
The yield in the 10 main crops of the world begins to reduce due to climate change
The yield in the 10 main crops of the world begins to reduce due to climate change
83 percent of all calories produced on farmland are being produced by 10 crops, whose yield is being reduced due to climate change, according to a new study led by the University of Minnesota, conducted with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Copenhagen
Wind speed and wave height have increased in the last 30 years
Wind speed and wave height have increased in the last 30 years
A new study that has used global satellite data covering more than 30 years, from 1985 to 2018, indicates that marine storms have increased in intensity over the past 30 years, especially in the Southern Ocean. For example, extreme winds in the Southern Ocean have increased by 1.5 meters per second, or 8 percent, and extreme waves have increased by 30 centimeters, or 5 percent, over the past 30 years.
Move to Canada or the Scandinavian countries if you are worried about the environment
Move to Canada or the Scandinavian countries if you are worried about the environment
Rising temperatures due to climate change could profoundly affect economic growth worldwide, making some countries richer and others poorer. To predict these changes, a team of scientists from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, have turned to historical records of how temperature affects key aspects of the economy.
How much heat is expected for this summer in Spain and when will the "bad" begin
How much heat is expected for this summer in Spain and when will the "bad" begin
We have been breaking temperature records for several years, both globally and locally, in Spain. However, this 2018 seems to have brought us an unusually mild summer. When will the "hell" begin? Beachwear and the desire to pool increase while we wait for the next heat wave.
In the United States, "climate change" can no longer be mentioned in studies
In the United States, "climate change" can no longer be mentioned in studies
Climate change is disappearing from US government websites, and from research websites, too. The EPA's climate change website was removed in April to "reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump." And 214 days later, the page is not yet accessible.
In which countries is climate change most often denied?
In which countries is climate change most often denied?
A report shows that the United States is the country where the issue of climate change is most debated by politicians and the public, as shown in the graph you can see below. In a published report by Ipsos Mori, a market research group in the United Kingdom, 16,000 people in 20 countries were asked questions in an online survey on various topics, including climate change.
Climate change = major volcanic eruptions in Iceland
Climate change = major volcanic eruptions in Iceland
According to scientists from the University of Leeds, reducing glacier coverage could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland. Icelandic volcanoes The study examined Icelandic volcanic ash preserved in peat deposits and lake sediments. According to Graeme Swindles, from the Leeds School of Geography: Climate change caused by humans is creating a rapid melting of ice in volcanically active regions.
How 293 cities will end after the melting of glaciers, according to NASA
How 293 cities will end after the melting of glaciers, according to NASA
The rise in the level of the oceans will not be equivalent around the Earth, and some cities will be more affected than others. A prediction model that takes into account various factors determines the cities that will be flooded out of a total of 293. Floods Created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the tool takes into account factors such as the influence of the Earth's rotation movement and the effect of gravity on the global redistribution of melted water.
Extreme solution to combat global warming: fake volcanic eruptions
Extreme solution to combat global warming: fake volcanic eruptions
On Mount Tambora, in present-day Indonesia, there was such an intense volcanic eruption in 1815 that it covered much of the Earth with ashes, blocking part of the sun's rays and producing a year without summer. That is to say, that a volcano cooled the Earth (and, in addition, it inspired Romanticism to the edges of the time).
This is the hole the size of a country that has opened in Antarctica
This is the hole the size of a country that has opened in Antarctica
As large as a country such as Portugal, this is the recently discovered hole in the winter sea ice cover around Antarctica. This opening, known as polinia (an open space of water surrounded by sea ice), is the largest observed in the Weddell Sea since the 1970s.
Climate change can extinguish one third of parasite species
Climate change can extinguish one third of parasite species
Ecosystems could suffer a serious disorder if a large part of the world's parasites become extinct, something that could occur in the next decades of climate change. Tapeworms, worms, ticks, lice, fleas and other pests do not seem very important, rather they pose a health problem on many occasions, but existence helps control wildlife populations and maintain the flow of energy through food chains .
The Paris Agreements on limiting the global temperature are already unfeasible
The Paris Agreements on limiting the global temperature are already unfeasible
Shortly after we take a look at the temperatures reached by the thermometers during the rigors of this cannula, we will agree that, both for temperature and for the sustained time of said temperature, things are not going well. In fact, they are going so badly that it has already been assumed that the Paris Accords to limit the temperatures that will be reached at the end of the century are already unfeasible globally.
This microbe could be a remedy to global warming: eat methane
This microbe could be a remedy to global warming: eat methane
A microorganism that eats iron and methane and, therefore, could be important for the control of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide has been newly discovered by a group of researchers from the University of Radboud, the Netherlands, and the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany.
June has also been a month of record temperatures
June has also been a month of record temperatures
According to the NOAA, the global average temperature of June 2016 was 0.9 degrees Celsius above the first of the 20th century, breaking last year's record for the hottest June at 0.02 degrees Celsius. June becomes thus becoming the fourteenth consecutive month with record heat in the world.
One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica melts
One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica melts
Totten, one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, melts in hot waters, which demonstrates the vulnerability of eastern Antarctica and its role in increasing the level of the oceans. Antarctica, although it is a remote place, like from another planet, is actually intimately connected to us (and not only because there are bars for a beer in remote places).
Ants could be key in capturing CO2 and reducing the greenhouse effect
Ants could be key in capturing CO2 and reducing the greenhouse effect
CO2 is the main gas causing the greenhouse effect. Its emission into the atmosphere is due to human activity and its volume has not stopped increasing since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Ronald Dorn, professor of geography at Arizona State University in Tempe, has published a study in Geolgy magazine, according to which it is speculated that ants could be key in the capture of gas, causing carbon dioxide absorption in rocks rich in calcium and magnesium.
Climate change will bring cruise tourists to the melted Arctic territory
Climate change will bring cruise tourists to the melted Arctic territory
Polar bears are one of the largest predators on earth. Confined in the Arctic climate zones, they are fantastic long distance swimmers and efficient hunters. Bears are at serious risk of extinction due to environmental changes and global warming. A cruise company, Crystal Cruises, has launched a cruise through the Arctic to see live the environmental disaster caused by global warming and try to see polar bears struggling to stay alive in the Arctic.
What would happen to Earth after a Nuclear War?
What would happen to Earth after a Nuclear War?
We have seen on many occasions what would happen after a nuclear war between the two great superpowers, but what could happen after a regional war, between two countries possessing nuclear weapons such as India and Pakistan? A US technical team: has presented a study on what the consequences would be.
Where does methane produced in the oceans come from?
Where does methane produced in the oceans come from?
The surface of the ocean waters where air and water meet and life flourishes, are supersaturated with methane. Although it may seem strange, it is a phenomenon called “marine methane paradox”. All this methane ends up in the atmosphere where the greenhouse effect increases. Methane molecules have a 20 times greater impact on climate change than those of carbon dioxide.
Let's swim to polar bears
Let's swim to polar bears
My proposal today is to accompany a small herd of polar bears in their search for ice. Artist Adam Ravetch of Arctic Bear Productions captured these images with a camera connected to one of these large mammals. Its big legs, the sun on the horizon or see how they swim under water are some of the things we can see in this video.