RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Catastrophic Warming Unstoppable

Carbon dioxide already emitted into the atmosphere will keep contributing to global warming for centuries, eventually causing a huge Antarctic ice sheet to collapse and lift sea levels, Canadian scientists said on Sunday. Even the complete abandonment of fossil fuels

Too Warm for Antarctic Flights

Flights between Australia and Antarctica have been grounded so far this summer due to warm weather on the icy continent. The air service between Hobart and the Wilkins Aerodrome near Casey Station usually starts mid-December but has not begun because

Maps Predict Future City Flooding

Rising sea levels are likely to cause serious and regular flooding in Australian coastal cities by the end of the century, according to maps released by the Federal Government today. The maps for low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle,

Temp Could Rise by 7.2F by 2060s

World temperatures could soar by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the 2060s in the worst case of global climate change and require an annual investment of $270 billion just to contain rising sea levels, studies suggested on Sunday.

Earth is Warming Faster Than Ever

The world warmed more rapidly than previously thought over the past decade, according to a Met Office report published today, which finds the evidence for man-made climate change has grown even stronger over the last year. The report comes ahead

2010 To Be Hottest Year On Record

This year is so far tied for the hottest year in a temperature record dating back to 1850 in a new sign of a warming trend, the three major institutes which calculate global warming estimates told Reuters. U.N. climate talks

NASA Says Earth’s Lakes are Warming

The Earth’s largest lakes have warmed up over the past 25 years in response to climate change, the US space agency said Tuesday, announcing the first such global study of its kind. Scientists Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA’s

Drought Looms for Bolivian Capital

Catastrophic drought is on the near-term horizon for the capital city of Bolivia, according to new research into the historical ecology of the Andes. If temperatures rise more than 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius (3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit) above

Troposphere is Heating Up Too

Not only is Earth’s surface warming, but the troposphere — the lowest level of the atmosphere, where weather occurs — is heating up too, U.S. and British meteorologists reported on Monday. In a review of four decades of data on

Sea Level Rise Foretold in Glacier

Tasiilaq, Greenland. From a helicopter hovering over the vast landscape of Greenland, oceanographer Fiammetta Straneo and her colleagues are attempting to answer one of the most urgent — and most widely debated — questions facing humanity: How fast is the

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

US Warns of Record Arctic Warming

The Arctic region continues to warm at an unprecedented rate, impacting people and ecosystems there but also affecting populated regions of the northern hemisphere, according to an annual report published by the US government. The Arctic, described in the report

Global Temperatures Still Rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s National Climate Data Center reported Monday that the January-September period is tied with 1998 for the warmest first nine months on record. The average temperature for the period was 1.17 degree Fahrenheit (0.65 Celsius) above

Trimaran circles North Pole

A trimaran sailing boat has circled the North Pole in a single summer season, a feat made possible by global warming and the melting of the Arctic ice cap, the boat’s international crew said Thursday. The “Northern Passage” left the

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

NASA to monitor Himalayas

A new system that will allow scientists to monitor the impact of climate change in the Himalayas using images from NASA satellites was launched in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Around 1.3 billion people depend on the water that