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Over a third of Antarctic ice shelf could collapse as climate change warms the Earth – Space.com

Over a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing as Earth continues to warm.  In a new study, scientists at the University of Reading have found that as climate change continues, if Earth’s global temperature rises…

The Climate Change Cash Grab – OZY

The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance. The Earth’s northernmost region is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The melting of Greenland’s glaciers, Arctic sea ice…

Warming homogenizes apparent temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Terrestrial ecosystem respiration (Re), the sum of autotrophic respiration from primary producers and heterotrophic respiration from consumers and detritivores, represents a fundamental biospheric function and plays a major role in the global carbon cycle and growth rate of atmospheric…

Ocean eddies strongly affect global mean sea-level projections – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Satellite-observed sea-level measurements indicate an ongoing increase in the global mean sea level since the satellite era (1–3). Global mean sea-level rise (GMSLR) threatens low-lying coastal regions, and these regions will benefit strongly from sea-level projections to adapt their…

Global Warming Could Lead to Collapse of More than One-Third of Antarctic Ice Shelf – AZoCleantech

Written by AZoCleantechApr 9 2021 A new study shows that over one-third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area could be at risk of crumbling into the sea if global temperatures increase to 4°C above pre-industrial levels. Image Credit: AndreAnita/shutterstock.com The comprehensive study…

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global warming reaches 3°C – EURACTIV

Unique island species including lemurs and the Galapagos giant tortoise could be at high risk of extinction if the planet warms by more than 3°C above pre-industrial levels, new research warns. EURACTIV’s media partner, The Guardian, reports. Analysis of 270…

Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at collapse risk due to global warming: Study – The Hindu

They noted that when melted ice accumulates on the surface of ice shelves, it can make them fracture and collapse spectacularly. Over a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if…

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns – Carbon Brief

Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their less specialised counterparts, new research shows. The synthesis study, published in Biological…

Climate change: 4C temperature increase could risk major collapse of ice surrounding Antarctica, scientists say – Sky News

Ice surrounding Antarctica could be at risk of collapsing if global temperatures increase by 4C, experts warn. Research from the University of Reading found that more than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf area could collapse and release “unimaginable…