RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

The South Pole Is Melting

It has long been known that the Pacific El Nino climate phenomenon and the snowfall in Antarctica are linked. The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German

262 Foot Methane Crater Found In Siberia

The end of the world could be near, not because of a cosmic explosion or an asteroid attack, but because of methane. The discovery of the first mysterious crater and then two other large vents has led researchers to issue

July Was The Hottest Month Ever

Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. And it’s almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record,

Shrinking Glaciers Could Have Ripple Effect

The glaciers in Asia’s Tian Shan mountains have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years — a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, new research

Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe

The Russian heat wave, Pakistan floods, and the breaking up of the Greenland ice-sheet — are these indications that things are getting worse faster than previously imagined? Asks Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. The coincidence and severity of such natural disasters as

Arctic Ice in Methane Death Spiral

UXBRIDGE, Canada, April 23, 2015 (IPS) – The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire

Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded because of a dramatic rise in water temperatures off northwestern Indonesia, conservationists said, warning Wednesday that the threat extends to

Future U.S. heat waves will be worse

The nation is headed for strong heat waves in coming decades that will hit cities and farmers and threaten wildlife with extinction, a new global warming report warns. The report, “More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming’s Wake Up Call,” sponsored

Global warming to increase Arizona temps by 8.5 degrees

Days like Thursday, the temperature could be 120 degrees in Phoenix instead of the current 111, according to a long-range global warming study by the Nature Conservancy. The environmental group says climate change and global warming scenarios could increase annual

Global warming ‘irreversible’ for next 1000 years

Climate change is “largely irreversible” for the next 1,000 years even if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be abruptly halted, according to a new study led by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The study’s authors said there