Archive for Antarctic

NASA Research Indicates Slow, Irreversible West Antarctic Ice Melt

14th May 14. 0 Comments

Bad news for Antarctic ice, but not particularly surprising to scientists Several news headlines this week have heralded the “unstoppable” decline of a major portion of the West Antarctica ice sheet in the Amundsen Sea, eventually disappearing in as little as two centuries. Projections for the complete collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet range from two hundred to [Continue Reading...]

Video Friday: Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise

6th Dec 13. 0 Comments

From the Yale Climate Forum. Scientists studying the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets express growing concern over the fragility and vulnerability of the world’s ice sheets and the potential impact on sea level rise. Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, [Continue Reading...]

14 Steps to Reduce Black Carbon and Stabilize the Cryosphere

5th Nov 13. 0 Comments

Climate change is causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s regions of snow and ice, portents of profound, dramatic change for ecosystems and societies around the world, according to a joint report released by The World Bank and The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) November 4. The Earth’s cryosphere is warming more rapidly than anticipated – [Continue Reading...]

Forests as Rainmakers: New Study Lends Credence to Controversial Theory

5th Mar 13. 1 Comment

A new study fleshes out the details of a theory that says forests play a significant role in creating rain. The implications would be profound and far-reaching should it prove valid.

Above Average Temperatures for November Keep U.S. on Track for Record Hot Year

19th Dec 12. 0 Comments

On Monday, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that for the 333rd consecutive month November 2012 brought higher than average global temperatures. In fact, the last time November temperatures dropped below the 20th century average was in 1976. Last month global average temperature over land and oceans was 56.41°F, or the [Continue Reading...]

Video Friday: Temperature Leads CO2? The 800-Year Lag

14th Dec 12. 1 Comment

Potholer54 (a.k.a Peter Hadfield) tackles a common myth about climate change often called the “800-year lag.”  Antarctic ice core data shows CO2 lagging temperature during periods of deglaciation; this has been well understood for decades. Despite this, many climate change “skeptics” ignore the full picture of numerous studies over the years and assert these data of [Continue Reading...]

Enviro News Wrap: The Bright Side of Solar; Wind Power Matures; How the Koch Brothers Influence Environmental Policy, and more…

7th Nov 11. 2 Comments

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Endangered Species Act  (ESA) is constantly attacked by landowners, business owners and politicians. The ESA is challenged in US courts and it survives time after time. There are environmental victories to be found in modern America. MotherJones shows it’s [Continue Reading...]