Earth Times Logo
RSS Feed Google+ Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest


Climate News

Arctic ice nears record lows

Arctic ice nears record lows

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

NASA's continuing monitoring of the ice in the seas around the Arctic has confirmed that the sea ice extent has shrunk close to its 2007 record low confirming a 30 year declining trend. Each year the ice expands through the winter before melting away as the sun warms the northern hemisphere, reaching its minimum level in September.

Arctic ice nears record lows

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A previous explanation for the warming that ended the last ice age has been called into doubt. The last ice age was lengthy, taking place over a period of 25,000 years. It covered over a third of the earth and ended over 10,000 years ago. How the glacial period ended has been a matter of dispute, but one accepted theory was that a significant release of carbon dioxide from the ocean was the cause.

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Ozone depletion over the Arctic has been considerably greater this year due to an extended cold period. The ozone layer is an essential component of a life-supporting planet Earth, protecting life from potentially harmful UV radiation and its adverse effects.

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:22:01 GMT by Dave Collier

Climatic cycles add an additional pressure to that caused by climatic change, trapping species in unfavourable environmental conditions. Examples on land include the deterioration of the body weight of polar bears and the recent overlap of red and arctic fox territories.

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

New study backs Arctic climate models

New study backs Arctic climate models

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:06:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The conditions in the Arctic are changing so fast it's becoming hard for scientists to predict the future, but a new study from America says that computer models of ice loss are likely to be accurate.

New study backs Arctic climate models

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen, the rise in temperatures has not followed exactly in their path, but scientists using new computer models believe they have found the 'missing heat' of global warming in the depths of the oceans.

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Europe's Atlantic fringes have seen significantly warmer waters for the last 30 years – and the fish are responding, says a report on fishery studies in the NE Atlantic. More faster-breeding, warmer-loving fish, and fewer cold-water species are part of the 'swings and roundabouts' pattern being picked up by the study published in Current Biology today.

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Climate change: asking the experts

Climate change: asking the experts

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Away from the labs and the computer models, social scientists are turning to indigenous peoples in Alaska as a new measure of the impacts of climate change.

Climate change: asking the experts

Arctic ice retreats to new minimum

Arctic ice retreats to new minimum

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:26:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Physicists observing the Arctic's ice cover say that a new, and ominous, record has been set this year with the ice melting more than ever previously recorded. Since July, scientists at the University of Bremen, who monitor the extent of the Arctic's seasonal melting and freezing, have feared that 2011 would see an even greater melt than the previous largest in 2007.

Arctic ice retreats to new minimum

CO2 storage is super safe say scientists

CO2 storage is super safe say scientists

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:01:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

By studying the risk of death from naturally occurring CO2 leaks in Italy, a team of geoscience experts have estimated there's much more chance of winning the lottery than there is of being harmed by new carbon storage facilities.

CO2 storage is super safe say scientists

Flood and fire - climate change warnings from Irene and Texas?

Flood and fire - climate change warnings from Irene and Texas?

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:03:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

With the unrelenting weather extremes in the US swinging to firestorms in Texas, after the floods of Irene, the picture of a climate in chaos is a compelling one. But how much can the cause of individual events such of these, even when gathered in a flurry, be pinned to climate change?

Flood and fire - climate change warnings from Irene and Texas?

Ploughing into the effect of crop tillage on greenhouse gas emissions

Ploughing into the effect of crop tillage on greenhouse gas emissions

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:43:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study finds that crop tillage could play a significant role in measuring greenhouse gas emissions. A team from the USDA-ARS in partnership with the University of Minnesota has found that the tillage of crops can affect levels of greenhouse gas emissions over a specified area of land.

Ploughing into the effect of crop tillage on greenhouse gas emissions

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:43:25 GMT by Martin Leggett

A Stanford University scientist is claiming that action on soot could have immediate and dramatic effects on slowing global warming, and reducing deaths from smoky air. The model being presented at the 242nd American Chemical Society meet suggests that soot is the second-biggest contributor to global warming - but that controlling it could be cheaper, and produce results faster, than the ongoing battle to reduce CO2.

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Mongolia - a laboratory for climate change

Mongolia - a laboratory for climate change

Posted Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:06:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

The land of herders and yurts has undergone over two degrees Celsius of warming during the past 70 years. Mongolia, the little-known land sandwiched between China to the south and Siberia to the North is what one expert calls, ''a laboratory for climate change''.

Mongolia - a laboratory for climate change

Global climate affects stability of modern societies

Global climate affects stability of modern societies

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:41:00 GMT by Louise Murray

For the first time scientists have linked the stability of modern societies to the global climate. Tropical civil conflicts doubled during the hot and dry El Nino cycles between 1950 and 2004. Researchers have proved that the risk of civil conflict doubles in the hotter and drier conditions prevailing in El Nino years.

Global climate affects stability of modern societies

How thawing permafrost can increase CO2 emissions and accelerate climate change

How thawing permafrost can increase CO2 emissions and accelerate climate change

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:50:21 GMT by Michael Evans

As high-latitude permafrost thaws following climate change, a new study reveals that released CO2 can accellerate the process. Billions of tonnes of carbon are trapped in this permafrost and this will be released as the permafrost begins to thaw and early predictions were that the growth of the new vegetation would pull more carbon from the atmosphere than the permafrost would release.

How thawing permafrost can increase CO2 emissions and accelerate climate change

Climate News Archives Page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

The emperor has no ice

Posted Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Ice influence will prevent some cold spells

Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:26:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Even more carbon emitted from tropical forests!

Posted Mon, 26 May 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Melting Antarctic ice and sea levels

Posted Fri, 09 May 2014 14:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change and permafrost loss

Posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:16:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Winners and losers in the great warming!

Posted Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember November? it was HOT

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

COP19 descends to walk-outs

Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The players on the Warsaw pitch

Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Big loss of biodiversity with global warming

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:26:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Looking for the climate's future in the distant past

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Huge Antarctic rift provides clues on ice loss

Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:46:58 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New Monitoring System For Tasmania's Oceans

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:05:04 GMT by Emma McNeil

Arctic ice nears record lows

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

WSJ letter downplaying global warming is a call to play with fire

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:34:31 GMT by Martin Leggett

Label carbon content says new study

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:31:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Secrets of how the last ice age ended

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:07:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New age for ice spotters as satellites map Antarctic

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:25:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Blue Carbon estimates up!

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:51:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong