Archive for November, 2010
BEIRUT — The Arab world, one of the driest regions on the planet, will tip into severe water scarcity as early as 2015, a report issued on Thursday predicts. By then, Arabs will have to survive on less than 500 cubic metres of water a year each, or below a tenth of the world average [...]
November 2, 2010 – From Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media. Another sign from the research community that Earth’s temperature is rising: The volume of fresh water flowing down the world’s rivers has increased markedly since 1994, new satellite data confirms. The study (also see here) led by the University of California, Irvine, [...]
Posted: November 5th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, natural systems, World News
Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado at Boulder. The new study showed ice sheets like the Greenland Ice [...]
Posted: November 5th, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, greenland, icesheet loss, natural systems, Tipping Points