The energy released by 2012′s Superstorm Sandy in the US was so immense that it triggered seismic waves which registered on equipment designed to detect earthquakes.
An increasingly warm climate will mean ever more rapid changes in the Earth’s climatic zones, researchers say, and the species that live there will face a heightened extinction risk.
Work by an international scientific team has disclosed what the patterns of climate change have been across almost all the Earth’s continents over the past millennium. and sometimes longer.
Climate change is responsible for more than half the changes detected in the world’s vegetation, researchers say, and human activities for only about a third.
The authors found that heat waves are occurring more often, while cold waves have been decreasing. That shift is recognized to be in keeping with a warming climate.
The Arctic sea ice melt vigil has begun. Arctic melt is of great importance because it affects the climate of the planet in general and the weather of the northern latitudes in particular.
Be it in the oceans, on the land, or in the air and from the American breadbasket to the Siberian icy forests, to the land down under. global warming is occurring rapidly, right before our eyes.
Think the costs of global warming is something future generations will have to face? Think again. Whether it be drought in the US bread basket or intensified storms in the Northeast, it will cost you now, not later. From increased casualty insurance premiums to the price of strawberries, prepare to open your wallet a little wider.
What exactly does it mean for storms to get “stronger”? Does it mean faster winds? A larger wind field? Lower pressure at the center? More rain and snowfall? Higher storm surges?
Once upon a time the doctrine of man's dominion over the earth implied stewardship. Now many just call for an end to the EPA. If we continue on this course, it might mean an end to more than to the EPA. But really, ending the EPA is only about ending regulation so that the few can profit at the expense of the many.
According to Rebecca Lindsey of the National Climate Data Center the list of impacts from the U.S. drought seems endless. There have been record-low hay stocks, significant damage to house foundations, ethanol and beef processing plants idled, and mandatory water restrictions. In one Texas county alone there have been at least 25,000 dead pecan trees.