Tag: global warming

July confirmed as hottest month on record

July confirmed as hottest month on record

| 16/08/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Like much of the planet, the Caribbean experienced warmer or much warmer temperatures last month, as July 2019 has been officially confirmed as the hottest month globally across land and sea since records began around 140 years ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the average temperature last month was 1.71°F […]

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Climate report notes 7th year of sea level rise

Climate report notes 7th year of sea level rise

| 12/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): One of the many alarming points in the latest climate report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, scientists found that for the seventh year in a row sea levels rose in 2018 and the greenhouse gases released into the Earth’s atmosphere reached record levels. Also ringing the climate alarm bells in the State […]

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Euro heatwave melting Greenland

Euro heatwave melting Greenland

| 01/08/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Scientists working in Greenland who are measuring ice sheets and collecting important data for the northern European country are alerting the world about the massive melting taking place there after the heatwave that hit the UK and continental Europe moved north. Danish Meteorological Institute, the official weather service of Greenland, said “almost all the […]

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Image sums up ice-melt threat

Image sums up ice-melt threat

| 18/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Scientists say that Greenland lost the equivalent of two billion tonnes of ice last week when temperatures soared to more than 40°F (22°C) above normal and triggered an ice melt, captured on film by climate scientist Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). The captivating image, which has gone viral, serves as stark […]

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Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

| 05/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A new research paper published on World Environment Day warns of ‘outright chaos’ if mankind does not do something to reverse climate change. “Climate change now represents a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilisation,” according to the authors of the paper, David Spratt, a climate scientist, and Ian Dunlop, a former fossil […]

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Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

| 03/06/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government Information Services issued a press release Friday about a recent workshop on climate change and health. The release said public and private stakeholders plan to collaborate on a “special climate change and health chapter to go into the draft National Climate Change Policy”, but gave no indication what that is or what it […]

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CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

| 13/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Scientists in Hawaii at the weekend detected the highest level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began. A number of scientific journals reported the latest alarming news that the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950’s, detected 415.26 parts per million in the air Saturday. The […]

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CO2 up as global energy demand soars

CO2 up as global energy demand soars

| 26/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The world consumed record levels of energy last year, pushing up CO2 emissions to alarming levels, despite mounting evidence of its links to climate change. A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), released Monday, reveals that global energy use in 2018 increased at nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, […]

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Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

| 14/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A dangerous combination of climate change, pollution, mass extinctions and a growing human population are described in the latest disturbing report from the United Nations, as world leaders met in Kenya for the 4th Environmental Assembly this week. The report states that “damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be […]

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Scientists issue dire warning over ocean heatwaves

Scientists issue dire warning over ocean heatwaves

| 13/03/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The global ocean has warmed substantially over the past century and scientists are warning that this will have far-reaching implications for marine ecosystems and cause significant problems in the coming decades, economically and socially, around the world. New scientific research, the first of its kind, which was led by Dr Dan Smale from the […]

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Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

| 06/02/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service, is forecasting that global average surface temperatures over the next five years are likely to be 1°C or more above pre-industrial levels, as the world is now in the midst of what is likely to be the warmest decade (2014 to 2023) since records began in 1850. […]

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