RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Moscow heatwave breaks 29-year record

MOSCOW – Moscow sweltered through its hottest day in almost 30 years on Thursday, a leading forecaster said, as a heatwave that has destroyed Russian crops over an area the size of Portugal showed no sign of abating. Temperatures in

Climate change to blame for hottest summer ever

The first six months of 2010 brought a string of warmest-ever global temperatures, but connecting these dots to long-term climate change patterns remains frustratingly difficult, experts say. Not only was last month the hottest June ever recorded, it was the

2010 ‘hottest year on record’

THE world is hotter than ever according to new temperature data. March, April, May and June set records, making 2010 the warmest year worldwide since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. “It’s part of an

June Earth’s hottest ever: US monitors

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded on Earth, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have said, amid global climate warming worries. The combined global land and ocean surface temperature data also found the January-June and April-June periods

UN to probe doomsday glacier forecast

The United Nations’ panel of climate scientists says it will probe claims its doomsday prediction for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers was wrong, as an expert said he had warned of the mistake. The Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Australia: Perth wilts as mercury soars

There’s been a record drain on electricity as people in Perth tried to escape the heat today. The temperature in the city hit 42.7C about 12:40pm (AWST). Western Power says air conditioners and big-screen TVs are to blame for the

Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

Experts say methane emissions from the Arctic have risen by almost one-third in just five years, and that sharply rising temperatures are to blame. Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from

Australia: Local population of endangered bird cut by half

Researchers say extreme heat has wiped out half a local population of endangered birds on WA’s South Coast. More than 170 birds have been found dead in Hopetoun. 150 of those are the endangered white-tailed black cockatoo, known as the

Canada Heatwave Pushes Mercury Past 30 C

EDMONTON – At a time when pools are typically being emptied and furnaces fired up for the fall, Prairie folks are swimming and running their air conditioners. People are desperately seeking shade as they watch the leaves drifting from the

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