With a gargantuan crack slowly splitting it apart, Antarctica‘s fastest-melting glacier is about to lose a chunk of ice larger than all of New York City, scientists say. (Also see “Manhattan-Size Ice Island Cracks in Half.”) The crevasse stretches 19 miles (30 kilometers) long and up to 260 feet (80 meters) wide, as shown in [...]
Posted: February 5th, 2012 under Climate Change, General, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, Antarctica, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, Pine Island Glacier, science, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic, World News
The first-ever map of how Antarctica’s ice is moving across that continent has been created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. The map, along with an associated animation (below) developed by NASA, reveals that ice is flowing fastest in coastal ice shelves and their tributaries, shown in this illustration in bright purple and [...]
Posted: August 20th, 2011 under Climate Change, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, science, Tipping Points, West Antarctic
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, science, Tipping Points, World News
Scientists who predicted a few years ago that Arctic summers could be ice-free by 2013 now say summer sea ice will probably be gone in this decade. The original prediction, made in 2007, gained Wieslaw Maslowski’s team a deal of criticism from some of their peers. Now they are working with a new computer model [...]
The scientific community has long agreed that our dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health, while warming the globe in the process. But beyond the damage these fuels cause to us now, what will happen when the world’s supply of oil runs out? In a new video series from [...]
Recently on a trip to Esperance on Western Australia’s southern most coast, I took a day to visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Frenchman’s Peak, just over 50 kilometres east of Esperance. Named by the French in 1792 the Peak stands 262 metres above sea level. At the base of the impressive rock formation, [...]
Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute and Author of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization We are entering a new era, one of rapid and often unpredictable climate change. In fact, the new climate norm is change. The 25 warmest years on record have come since 1980. And the 10 warmest years since [...]
Posted: December 21st, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, arctic, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, coal, glacial melt, global warming, greenhouse emissions, methane, natural systems, science, sea level rise, species extinction, Tipping Points
Greenhouse Neutral Foundation comment – This report foreshadows a very grim future for all. We have no further time to waste in de-carbonizing our global activities. We must gather together as a single voice and demand our political masters’ act now! UXBRIDGE, Sep 20 (IPS) – The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have [...]
Posted: September 21st, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Negotiations, World News.
Tags: activism, arctic, catastrophic climate change, climate negotiations, global warming, Ice free Arctic, science, Tipping Points, World News
The first comprehensive synthesis on the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans has found they are now changing at a rate not seen for several million years. In an article published June 18 in Science magazine, scientists reveal the growing atmospheric concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases are driving irreversible and dramatic changes to [...]
Posted: June 30th, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, natural systems, Ocean Acidification, science, species extinction, Tipping Points, World News
Health problems require agencies to take all-hands-on-deck approach, expert says The health risks of global climate change read like a chapter out of the Book of Revelation: plagues from mosquitoes and other insects; floods and droughts that cause sickness and mental anguish; food-borne scourges and malnutrition. In a report released recently by federal scientists, led [...]