Sea level is rising all over the world thanks to the heat-trapping effect of greenhouse-gas emissions, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Coastal Research, the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada have seen the ocean rise at an accelerating rate in recent decades. [Climate Central]
The Obama campaign defended the president’s silence on climate change during Tuesday’s debate ... read more >>
Forecasters somewhat stumped about winter in East; West looks warmer and drier than normal | Fox News
Meteorologists are forecasting a milder and drier winter for much of the western US, but they are not sure about the East. This is mainly because El Nino weather fluctuation didn't form as predicted. It starts forming months ago and then stopped suddenly. ... read more >>
Sustainable water resources development of Malawi needs a thorough assessment of the impact of climate
change on the future water levels of Lake Malawi because Lake Malawi together with its outflowing Shire river water system is Malawi's most important water resource for hydropower generation, water supply for industrial and domestic use in the city of Blantyre and its surrounding urban ar ... read more >>
Studying the dynamics of the ocean system can greatly improve our understanding of key processes of ocean circulations, which have implications for future climate. Can applying mathematics to the research help? Dr. Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey, speaking at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting, thinks the answer is an emphatic "yes." ... read more >>
Drought conditions have been at record levels in the contiguous United States for much of July, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which began monitoring drought conditions in 1999. The animated map below shows the spread of drought conditions since January 2012. ... read more >>
New policies and regulations can have a substantial impact on the rate of climate change. Many solutions have been raised. We look at the most likely, including greater energy efficiencies, carbon cap-and-trade systems, carbon taxes, new fuel economy standards and renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar power and bio-fuels. But until these mitigation measures are enacted, we need to loo ... read more >>
The “poster child” for global warming is the polar bear. But many other animals are already feeling the effects of global climate change on the oceans. Find out about the changing climate's impact on the earth’s population of sea turtles, right whales, penguins, seals, lobsters, and cod. ... read more >>
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, the globe recorded its warmest September on record, tying with 2005 for the title. Global surface temperature records stretch all the way back to 1880. September marked the 331st straight month with above average temperatures, and the 36th straight September with a global temperature above the 20th century averag ... read more >>
Can the impact of global warming be lessened by deploying sun-shields in space and by injecting sulphates in the upper atmosphere to reduce the amount of solar energy reaching the earth?
Environmental scientists and other experts are currently grappling with the proposed geoengineering technologies and are studying the impact they could have on biodiversity.
Geoengineering is the deliberate int ... read more >>