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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: April 2021

Faith and Values: Combatting climate change is a duty of our faith — whatever it may be – The Spokesman-Review

With the global environment experiencing more “natural” disasters, politicians and religious leaders continue to speak about climate change – whether it is real, if we should take it seriously and the like. We are at the crossroads of three areas:…

Third of Antarctic ice shelf at risk of collapsing due to global warming- Technology News – Firstpost

Press Trust of IndiaApr 12, 2021 10:14:05 IST Over a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a study….

Improve the Social Cost of Carbon, Do Not Replace It – The Regulatory Review

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Font Size: Despite some scholars’ criticisms, the social cost of carbon is a useful tool for crafting U.S. climate policy. Font Size: Every ton of planet-warming carbon dioxide emitted from a smokestack or a tailpipe…

Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age extinction

(Canadian Museum of Nature) Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age. A new study analysing teeth and bones shows that the wolves may have survived by adapting their diet over thousands of years—from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today.

New study: Thick sea-ice warms Greenland fjords

(Stockholm University) A new study shows that thick sea-ice can increase the sensitivity of Greenlandic fjords to climate warming. Understanding the factors that control how fast glaciers move, break up and deposit chunks of ice (icebergs) into the fjords – and eventually the sea – is vital for predicting how the Greenland ice sheet will change under a warming climate and for predicting global rates of sea-level rise.

Climate Change Is Setting Us Up for a Terrible Wildfire Season; It’s Also Killing Off Rare California Elk – SFist

So far in 2021, parts of the North Bay near Santa Rosa are without nearly 20 inches of normal yearly rainfall, leading to concerns of another hellacious wildfire season on the horizon. Those same kinds of drought conditions, too, are…

Opinion: The realities of climate change – Los Angeles Times

Climate change is an extremely controversial topic in today’s modern society. It’s defined by NASA as “a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates” and the changes in earth’s…

Climate change is forcing marine life to flee the equator for cooler waters – Scroll.in

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The number of marine species naturally…

A Few Degrees of Warming Could Melt Antarctica’s Ice Shelves – The Maritime Executive

The end of the Larsen B ice shelf, 2002 (NASA) By Ella Gilbert 04-11-2021 01:47:58 Images of colossal chunks of ice plunging into the sea accompany almost every news story about climate change. It can often make the problem seem…

Variant Terrorism and the New York Times

The New York Times has scary red maps of Europe on its front page today (at least in the version we get in AZ) implying mass death from new COVID variants.  Given the prominence of COVID in the news and…