RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Sea of Galilee drying up

A dwindling water supply in the Sea of Galilee is pushing Israel to increase its use of desalination plants, with plans to expand two facilities and build two more by 2010. The biblical body of water is 16.2 feet below

2001-2010 Warmest Decade On Record

Climate change has accelerated in the past decade, the UN weather agency said Friday, releasing data showing that 2001 to 2010 was the warmest decade on record. The 10-year period was also marked by extreme levels of rain or snowfall,

Perth Swelters In Record Heatwave

Perth is sweltering through the eighth heatwave of the summer and autumn seasons, the first time such an event has happened since records started being kept in 1897. The Bureau of Meteorology defines a heatwave as three consecutive days at

1.6 C Temp Rise Will Melt Greenland

The Greenland icesheet is more sensitive to global warming than thought, for just a relatively small — but very long term — temperature rise would melt it completely, according to a study published on Sunday. Previous research has suggested it

Arctic Suffers Effects Of Climate Change

Two decades after the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” the Arctic shows the first signs of a dangerous climate change. A team of researchers led

Worst Weather Ever In 2011

Last year broke records for extreme weather in the United States, with 14 events each causing at least a billion dollars in damage, US authorities said on Thursday. Also, 2011 marked 35 years in a row that global temperatures have

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