RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Australia: Highest-Ever Winter Water Temperatures Recorded

NOAA polar orbiting satellites obtain the data generating sea surface temperature images. This is a composite 15-day image showing the extension of the Leeuwin Current around Tasmania. Tasmania’s east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water temperatures of more than

Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat

TUKTOYAKTUK, Northwest Territories – The Arctic Ocean has given up tens of thousands more square miles (square kilometers) of ice on Sunday in a relentless summer of melt, with scientists watching through satellite eyes for a possible record low polar

Alaska glaciers shrinking fast

Three major glaciers in Alaska and Washington state have thinned and shrunk dramatically, clear signs of a warming climate, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. The three glaciers — Gulkana and Wolverine in Alaska and

Australia heatwave claims 37 lives

As the Arctic freeze sweeps Britain, a record-breaking heatwave in Australia has claimed the lives of 37 people and sparked bushfiresthat have destroyed 29 homes. South Australia and Victoria have been the worst affected, enduring six consecutive days of temperatures

At least 19 deaths in sweltering Australia

A SIGNIFICANTLY higher than average number of sudden deaths have occurred across Adelaide on the third consecutive day of 40C-plus temperatures. Since midnight, police have attended deaths at 19 separate addresses across the metropolitan area, Adelaide Now reported. Health Minister

Arctic’s thaw brings security risks for NATO

NATO will need a military presence in the Arctic as global warming melts frozen sea routes and major powers rush to lay claim to lucrative energy reserves, the military bloc’s chief said Thursday. NATO commanders and lawmakers meeting in Iceland’s

Australia Wilts As Worst Heatwave Ever Hits

Emergency services have gone to high alert in southeast Australia as the region’s worst heatwave in a century sent temperatures soaring and residents scurrying for cover. Authorities warned elderly, sick and infant residents of the states of Victoria and South

Arctic Saw Fastest August Sea Ice Retreat on Record

Following a record-breaking season of arctic sea ice decline in 2007, NASA scientists have kept a close watch on the 2008 melt season. Although the melt season did not break the record for ice loss, NASA data are showing that

Greenland’s ice cap melting faster than expected

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Greenland’s ice cap, which covers more than 80 percent of the island, is melting faster than expected because of global warming, a Danish researcher said on Monday. The 1.8-million-square-kilometre (695,000-square-mile) ice cap, which accounts for 10 percent

Alps hit by two-decade decline in snowfall

PARIS (AFP) – A forthcoming study has added to worries that the Alpine ski industry will be badly affected by global warming, the British weekly New Scientist reports on Wednesday. A “dramatic step-like drop” in the amount of snow falling