RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Drought Kills Half A Billion Trees

The massive drought that has dried out Texas over the past year has killed as many as half a billion trees, according to new estimates from the Texas Forest Service. “In 2011, Texas experienced an exceptional drought, prolonged high winds,

Pilbara Hits Trough Record Heat

A town in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been feeling the heat, sizzling through the second-hottest December day ever recorded in Australia. The mercury tipped 49.4 degrees Celsius in Roebourne yesterday. The record temperature in the town was also the

Climate Kills 1000’s African Trees

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. “Rainfall in the

Mexico Is Becoming A Dustbowl

At least five states in Mexico’s northwest say they are on the verge of disaster following the worst drought in living memory. Peter Greste in Mexico: “Some areas haven’t seen a drop of rain since last August.” On Thursday the

Planet Earth Prepare To Burn

Video Report:Two minute video that ‘shows how the Earth’s temperature has risen 1C since the 1950s’.

Chile Glacier In Rapid Meltdown

The Jorge Montt glacier in southern Chile is melting at a rate of a kilometer (0.6 miles) per year, making it one of the world’s most visible milestones of global warming, according to researchers. Chile’s Center for Scientific Studies (CECs)

Permafrost Now Thawing Abruptly

As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the Nov. 30 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost

World ‘Heading For 3.5 C Warming’

Current pledges for curbing carbon emissions will doom the world to global warming of 3.5 C, massively overshooting the UN target of 2 C, researchers reported at the climate talks here on Tuesday. Output of heat-trapping carbon gases is rising

Himalaya Glacial Melting Confirmed

Glaciers in the Himalayas have shrunk by as much as a fifth in just 30 years, scientists have claimed in the first authoritative confirmation of the effects of climate change on the region. The findings, published in three reports by

Arctic Much Worse Since 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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