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Dire situation gets even more dire

Sea ice extent is very low at both poles at the moment, and the outlook is that the situation is getting even worse. Around Antarctica, sea ice extent was 2.23 million km² on February 2, 2023. Later in February this…

Editorial: The healing of the ozone layer gives hope, but addressing climate change will be harder – Los Angeles Times

Now for some good news about our planet: The ozone layer is healing. A recent United Nations-backed assessment found continued progress in the global effort to repair the shield-like layer high up in the stratosphere that protects Earth and its…

Primates colonised the Arctic during a period of ancient global warming — their fate offers a lesson as climate change speeds up – The Conversation

Two new species of prehistoric primate were recently identified by scientists studying fossils from Canada’s Ellesmere Island in the high Arctic. The primates are closely related and likely originated from a single colonisation event, following which they split into two…

Ozone action on track, helping avoid 0.5C of global warming by 2100 says UNEP

Ozone recovery is back on track says the latest UNEP assessment report on ozone depletion and recovery. Rogue emissions from China of ozone-depleting chemicals had threatened to delay recovery by a decade. But the emissions were stopped, says the New…

Up to half of world’s glaciers could disappear even if ambitious climate targets are hit, new study finds – KABC-TV

Glaciers are set to lose substantially more ice and contribute more to sea level rise than current scientific estimates project, according to a new report. Using new satellite data to model different climate change scenarios, researchers found that up to…

The serious effects of global warming [column] | Local Voices … – LNP | LancasterOnline

Some people like to argue that the bitter cold “proves” there is no global warming. In fact, the opposite is true. Global warming is most severe in the polar regions. The reason is that the water and soil absorb heat,…

Half of world’s glaciers will vanish by year 2100 due to global … – UPI News

Jan. 6 (UPI) — Half of the world’s glaciers will melt and disappear before the turn of the next century, according to alarming new research that predicts greater fallout from global warming despite meaningful efforts in recent years to address…

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice – InsideClimate News

The new year started with the familiar refrain of climate extremes, as scientists with the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Jan. 3 that the sea ice around Antarctica dropped to its lowest extent on record for early January….

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