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How did climate change cause the Texas snowstorm? – Johns Hopkins News-Letter

2021 has brought some surprises, and one of those surprises is the terrible snowstorm in Texas. Although there have been such conditions in the past, this storm hit hard, leading me to think about climate change’s role in the extremity…

These Floating Islands Will Form a ‘Parkipelago’ in Copenhagen’s Harbor

The Scandinavian countries are famous for their bays, and Copenhagen harbor in Denmark’s capital is a perfect example of that beauty in a metropolitan setting. Now a new architecture project drifting in the harbor’s waters celebrates this heritage while allowing residents to relax away from the boom of urban development along the shoreline. A series […]

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Antarctic seals reveal worrying threats to disappearing glaciers

(University of East Anglia) More Antarctic meltwater is surfacing than was previously known, modifying the climate, preventing sea ice from forming and boosting marine productivity- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain full-depth glacial meltwater observations in winter, using instruments attached to the heads of seals living near the Pine Island Glacier, in the remote Amundsen Sea in the west of Antarctica.

Extreme Cold and Public Opinion on Climate Change – JSTOR Daily

As millions of Americans shivered through the catastrophic winter storms of early 2021, the national conversation turned like clockwork toward climate change. This time the question that always arises with extreme weather—what does this have to do with global warming?—was…

Global Warming Could Rob Liquors of Their Flavor – Eos

Many of the botanicals used in traditional medicines and to flavor spirits, from absinthe to eau de vie, grow in alpine regions near the toes of glacial ice. As the planet warms and glacial ice retreats, this unique environment is…

Report: Nobody talks about ‘global warming’ anymore – Grist

Get weekly climate politics updates from Grist Subscribe to The First 100 Big news: Global warming is over. Just the phrase itself, though. A new report shows how differently people talk about climate change from how they did 10 years…

Earlier spring snowmelt in Alps threatens microbes in soil

A new study suggests that spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year, and the earlier warming – due to climate change – threatens vitally important microbial communities in alpine soils.

Greenhouse gas emissions around the world exceed pre-pandemic lockdown levels –

After a drop in overall emissions in 2020, warming is expected to continue; and there are reasons climate experts are concerned. After declining sharply last spring, global emissions of greenhouse gases ended 2020 by exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to International…

More extreme short-duration thunderstorms likely in the future due to global warming – EurekAlert

Climate experts have revealed that rising temperatures will intensify future rainfall extremes at a much greater rate than average rainfall, with largest increases to short thunderstorms. New research by Newcastle University has shown that warming temperatures in some regions of…

Gulf Stream at its weakest in over 1,000 years

A new study suggests that the Gulf Stream – an Atlantic Ocean current that plays a large role in shaping Earth’s weather patterns – is weaker now than at any point in the last 1,000 years.