Tag Archives: Rising Temperatures

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,

Australian Fish In Hot Water

Rapidly warming ocean temperatures in some parts of the world could be pushing some fish species to the limit, stunting their growth, increasing stress and raising the risk of death, a study shows. An Australian study, published on Monday in

Antarctic Ice Forms From Bottom

Some of Antarctica’s ice sheet is formed by water re-freezing from below not just by snow falling on top as was traditionally thought, findings showed on Thursday that will help scientists project effects of climate change. Experts are seeking to

Rising Temperatures Hit Alaska

Thawing permafrost triggers mudslides on a road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes on the tundra block panoramic views and the rapid melting of glaciers poses new flood risks. These are just a few of the ways a rapidly

Official: 2010 The Hottest Year Ever

The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed 2010 was the warmest year on record, verifying a “significant” long-term trend of global warming. The trend also helped to melt Arctic sea ice cover to a record low for December last

Canada: 2010 Hottest Year Ever

Canada had its warmest year on record in 2010, according to the country’s environmental agency, with the biggest impact seen in the Arctic region. The national average temperature for the year was 3 degrees Celsius above normal, based on preliminary

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

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

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 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

Arctic Ice in Methane Death Spiral

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 20, 2010 (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

Arctic sea ice shrinks to third lowest area on record

Arctic sea ice melted over the summer to cover the third smallest area on record, US researchers said Wednesday, warning global warming could leave the region ice free in the month of September 2030. At the end of the spring

Rapidly Melting sea ice forces tens of thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted. U.S. government scientists say this massive move to shore by walruses is unusual in the United States.

NOAA: This year warmest on record so far

So far, this has been the hottest year in recorded history. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released new data showing that, from January to July, the average global temperature was 58.1 degrees. That was 1.22 degrees over