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Planned fossil fuel production rise locks in dangerous levels of warming – National Geographic

Global governments plan to produce 120 percent more fossil fuels by 2030, drastically at odds with the 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) warming limit they all agreed to under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. All major fossil fuel-producing nations—including…

We’re living through Earth’s second-hottest year, NOAA finds – Washington Post

Global land and ocean temperature departures from average during October 2019. (NOAA) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. November 19 at 8:15 PM This year is increasingly likely to be the planet’s second-…

Lakes are a climate change ‘ticking time bomb’, warn scientists – The Telegraph

Freshwater lakes have been identified as a potential “ticking time bomb” amid fears greenhouse gases contained in the water could double as a result of climate change, scientists have warned. A University of Cambridge study found that after adding to the…

How to control global warming – Putman Media

A recent column dealt with the control of global warming and Pat Dixon, P.E, PMP, southwest region engineering manager (pdixon@global-business.net) brought up this logical question: „Why not just control the temperature by throttling the rate of CO2 emission?” To control…

Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

(McGill University) Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the oil sands, a McGill-led scientific team now suggests that oil sand pollution is also affecting the weather patterns in the surrounding regions.

Brief but potent meteor outburst expected November 21-22

Exciting news! Some lucky observers may catch a brief outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteors this Thursday night (or Friday morning). And we do mean brief. Peak activity – a rate of 400 meteors per hour – is expected to last 15 to 40 minutes.

See how much Arctic ice has vanished over the last 25 years

[embedded content] We’ve shown you what Earth would look like if all the ice on the planet melted. Many of our favorite cities would simply disappear. But a new video by NASA and a study by the American Geophysical Union…

EurekAlert! fellowship spotlights early-career science journalists from Latin America, other emerging regions

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Five early-career science journalists from emerging regions will attend the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting as winners of the 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

Portents of continental-scale fires as the Earth warms

Andrew Glikson Earth and climate scientist Australian National University 15.11.2019 The effects of encroaching deserts and of fire storms on terrestrial forests originally developed under moderate conditions distinct from those emerging under rapid global warming and extreme weather events may…