Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate Change drives Rainfall Extremes More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe – triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern US, northern Europe and northern Asia have experienced heavy rainfall events that have led to severe floods in recent past. In … Read more Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide:
via Stanford University news, opening paras of article you can read in full here: Climate change on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, Stanford scientists say Not only is the planet undergoing one of the largest climate changes in the past 65 million years, Stanford climate scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and Chris Field report that it’s on pace to occur at … Read more Stupendous Speed of Climate Change
… Long Buried Pollution as Arctic Ice Melts Trapped toxic chemicals are escaping from melting snow and ice in the Arctic, according to new research Check out the following article from the Scientific American by Lauren Morello and ClimateWire | July 25, 2011 | 11 Image: NASA Warming in the Arctic is causing the release of toxic chemicals long trapped in the region’s snow, ice, ocean and soil, according to a new study. Researchers from Canada, … Read more Climate Change Remobilizes …
Via the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Tipping Elements in the Earth System: How Stable is the Contemporary Environment? 12/08/2009 – A Special Feature of the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” presents the latest scientific insights on so-called tipping elements in the planetary environment. These elements have been identified as the most vulnerable large-scale components of the Earth System that may be profoundly altered by human … Read more How Stable is the Contemporary Environment?
The current issue of The New Scientist has a rather stark editorial on global warming, and especially on arctic meltdown, of which I am reprinting the opening paragraphs below (You can read the full article here. Very worthwhile reading & pondering — & acting on or pushing towards action. Maybe our new administration will actually take some real steps towards remedying (if that’s still a possibility) this catastrophic situation. Editorial: Climate crunch … Read more Climate Crunch Warning: Arctic Meltdown
Stern attacks politicians over climate ‘devastation’ guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2009 (Friday 13 March 2009) Peter Cox, a climate expert at Exeter University, said: “People have been saying this individually for a long time. This is just a much louder and concerted shout from our community.” Politicians have failed to take on board the severe consequences of failing to cut world carbon emissions, according to Nicholas Stern, … Read more Emergency Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen