RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Global Warming Apocalypse – James Lovelock

Five years ago, James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia” issued a terrifying warning: if humankind didn’t radically curtail greenhouse-gas emissions, there would, quite literally, be hell to pay. His new book out this year, “The Vanishing Face of Gaia,” says

Arctic ice melts to third-smallest area on record

The Arctic’s sea ice pack thawed to its third-lowest summer level on record, up slightly from the seasonal melt of the past two years but continuing an overall decline symptomatic of climate change, U.S. scientists said Thursday. The range of

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in Denmark

The world’s largest offshore wind farm has been opened in the North Sea off the west coast of Denmark, the Danish company running the project said on Thursday. The Horns Rev 2 wind farm’s 91 turbines covers an area of

Cars running on ethanol can pollute too

Cars running on sugarcane ethanol can produce as many harmful pollutants as those using ordinary petrol (gasoline), according a study published by Brazil’s environment ministry. But the report on the emissions of the cars on Brazil’s roads does not count

Earth’s oceans had warmest summer on record

Summer temperatures for the globe’s ocean surface ranked as the warmest on record, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center. Overall, when the Earth’s land areas and oceans are included together, the three-month June-August period

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

Greenland ice sheet could melt faster than thought

The Greenland icesheet responded to global warming over the past 10,000 years more quickly than thought, according to a study released Wednesday. As a result, a medium-sized temperature increase this century could cause the continent-sized ice block to start melting

UK could face blackouts by 2016

A massive building programme which would “industrialise” large swathes of the countryside will be needed if Britain is to meet its own energy needs from renewable sources, a Government adviser has warned. Professor David MacKay, of Cambridge University, said there

Birth control, tech needed to head off crunch

Birth control and new technologies — not lifestyle change alone — may be needed to head off a combined climate, food and energy crunch later this century, said the head of Britain’s science academy Martin Rees. The world’s population is

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that