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‘Sink into your grief.’ How one scientist confronts the emotional toll of climate change – Science Magazine

Sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas says confronting climate change requires acknowledging values and feelings as well as advancing science and policy. Janet Nichols By David MalakoffApr. 12, 2021 , 1:55 PM “I was trained to be calm, rational, and objective, to…

Global warming could lead to the melting of more than a third of Antarctic ice shelves – EurekAlert

A new study conducted jointly by the Univerisyt of Liege (Belgium) and the University of Reading (England) suggests that 34% of the Antarctic ice shelves could disappear by the end of the century if the planet warms up by 4°C…

‘The Science’ Isn’t Settled, Only The Spin. Here’s Why

What is it about “climate change” that makes it so different from everything else? It divides families, friendships, and political parties, it has brought media and campus self-censorship and classroom propaganda. Minds close over, spooked. To question any aspect is…

The Moms Who Are Battling Climate Change – The New Yorker

Three years ago, I had a baby. I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say that she is extremely cute, and I enjoy being her mother. A few months after her birth, I was scrolling on my…

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….

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…

Caltech Uses Existing Underwater Cables to Detect Earthquakes and Tsunamis Ahead of Time

Seismologists at Caltech working with optics experts at Google have developed a method to use existing underwater telecommunication cables to detect earthquakes. The technique could lead to improved earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the world. A vast network of more than a million kilometers of fiber optic cable lies at the bottom of Earth’s […]

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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…