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New Zealand’s Southern Alps glacier melt has doubled

(University of Leeds) Glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today, according to a new study led by the University of Leeds. The study mapped Southern Alps ice loss from the end of the Little Ice Age — roughly 400 years ago — to 2019. It found that relative to recent decades, the Southern Alps lost up to 77% of their total Little Ice Age glacier volume.

North Hole 2020?

Will there be open water at the North Pole in August 2020? Above images show, on the left, sea surface temperatures on August 4, 2020, with a forecast on the right for August 9, 2020. On the image at the…

Rock debris protects glaciers from climate change more than previously known

(Northumbria University ) A new study which provides a global estimate of rock cover on the Earth’s glaciers has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant.

France EV Market Share Hits 9.5% In July — And 4× Volume Growth Year On Year

July 2020 saw France’s plugin passenger vehicle market share hit 9.5%, up from 2.5% in July 2019. The overall auto market showed continued recovery, up 3.7% in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Best selling plugin vehicles included the Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-

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Climate change predictions: Scientists rule out worst-case climate scenario — and the best, too – Vox.com

The basic mechanics of climate change are simple: Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere traps heat. More carbon dioxide means more heat is trapped across the Earth, causing it to warm up. But scaled up over the entire planet, these physical…

Juno’s new images reveal Ganymede’s north pole

These are the first spacecraft images yet acquired of the north pole of Ganymede, largest moon of the giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Juno spacecraft – now orbiting Jupiter – obtained them.

Start of ITER assembly paves way for fusion energy era

(Terry Collins Assoc) French President Macron and leaders of partner nations declare the beginning of a new energy era with the official start of the assembly of the world’s largest fusion device.The ITER machine in Southern France will replicate the Sun’s fusion power, offering clean, reliable energy without CO2 emissions with no physical possibility of a run-away meltdown.When finished, ITER is expected to demonstrate that fusion power can be generated sustainably on a commercial scale.