RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Arctic Much Worse Since 2006

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US federal officials have said the Arctic region has changed dramatically for the worse in the past five years. It is melting at a near record pace and is darkening and absorbing too much of the sun’s heat. A new

Permafrost Loss Gets Worse

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The threat to climate change posed by thawing permafrost, which could release stocks of stored carbon, is greater than estimated, a group of scientists said on Wednesday. By 2100, the amount of carbon released by permafrost loss could be “1.7-5.2

Past Decade Is the Hottest Ever

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Thirteen of the warmest years recorded have occurred within the last decade and a half, proving that global warming is a reality, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday. The year 2011 caps a decade that ties the record

The Danube River Is Drying Up

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A major drought along the lower Danube has highlighted the river’s reduced ability to buffer extreme weather events and has hampered navigation, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday. The Danube is currently seeing its lowest levels since 2003, with bigger

Ski Resorts Still Waiting For Snow

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If the strong Swiss franc fails to keep holidaymakers away from Switzerland’s luxury resorts, then the current lack of snow certainly will. Operators are desperately waiting for the first fall of flakes to draw in ski tourists who are putting

Rhine Drought Exposes WW2 Bombs

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Bomb disposal experts have already had to blow up an incendiary bomb near Cologne and have yet to decide how to deal with a larger bomb spotted lying in 16 inches of water near Koblenz. River traffic was also disrupted

Antarctic To Produce Mega Iceberg

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A massive crack is growing wider in the Antarctic ice sheet and could break apart in the coming months, forming an iceberg the size of New York City, NASA scientists have warned. The crack in western Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

Climate Change Threatens Nile

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JOHANNESBURG — Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a global think-tank, warned the changes could

China’s Glaciers In Meltdown

Sharp increases in temperature driven by global warming are melting China’s Himalayan glaciers, an impact that threatens habitats, tourism and economic development, says a study released Tuesday. Of 111 weather stations scattered across southwestern China, 77 percent showed significant upticks

Austrian Glaciers Shrink Fast

Austria’s glaciers shrank dramatically this summer, the most since a record hot period in 2003, principally because of low amounts of snow the preceding winter, scientists said. The Goldbergkees glacier in the Alps, for instance, is on average two metres

9 More Years Of Texas Drought

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A devastating Texas drought that has browned city lawns and caused more than $5 billion in damages to the state’s farmers and ranchers could continue for another nine years, a state forecaster said on Thursday. “It is possible that we

Climate Melts Arctic Ice Fast

If you want to witness climate change, just head north — and keep going until you run out of globe. Of course, that’s easier said than done; the Arctic is a forbidding, isolated area, short of people and encased in