RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

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

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

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

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

Arctic sea ice soon to disappear

Scientists in the US are predicting that within 30 years there will no longer be summer sea ice in the Arctic. This summer the ice was thinner and it dropped to its third lowest point since measurements began. Scientist Julienne

L.A.’s hottest day ever recorded

How hot was it? The National Weather Service’s thermometer downtown reached 113 degrees for the first time since records began being kept in 1877 — and then stopped working. The record highs follow a summer of record lows. It was

Russian heatwave killed 11,000 people

Moscow registered nearly 11,000 deaths due to an unprecedented heatwave this summer, a city official said, as the mortality rate more than doubled in the Russian capital. In August alone, 15,016 deaths were registered in the city of more than