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How 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming – Euronews

Winter is coming slowly to the Arctic. With the arrival of the autumn, the region will set into darkness and the ice and sun will have a truce after another dreadful melt season. Outside of major anomalies occurring, the ice…

Did underground explosions create Titan’s lakes?

The lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are filled with liquid methane, not water, and some are surrounded by steep rims. A new study suggests these features might have been caused by explosions of warming nitrogen, which created Titan’s lake basins long ago.

Arctic Ocean overheating

The Arctic Ocean is overheating, as illustrated by above image. Heating of the water in the Arctic Ocean is accelerating, as illustrated by above map that uses 4-year smoothing and that shows temperatures in the Arctic that are up to…

For the first time in 360 years, some compasses will actually be right

If you try walking to the North Pole for some strange and ill-considered reason, you will be let down badly by your compass. It’s not as simple as following the “N” on the dial until you reach Santa’s workshop. Following…

Whoa. It’s been 30 years since our 1st and last visit to Neptune

On today’s date – August 25, 1989 – Voyager 2 passed only 4,950 kilometers (3,000 miles) above Neptune’s north pole. It was its closest approach to any planet in its Grand Tour of the outer solar system.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #34

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #34 The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing Skeptical Science New Research for Week #33, 2019 Market Forces and Coal 2019 SkS Weekly…

Earth’s last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Every several hundred thousand years or so, Earth’s magnetic field dramatically shifts and reverses its polarity. New work from University of Wisconsin-Madison geologist Brad Singer and his colleagues finds that the most recent field reversal, some 770,000 years ago, took at least 22,000 years to complete. That’s several times longer than previously thought, and the results further call into question controversial findings that some reversals could occur within a human lifetime.