The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Saturday and brought record cold to some spots, as forecasters warned revelers from Memphis to Maine to expect numbing conditions on New Year’s Eve.
Generation Y (the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s), has grown up in a rapidly warming world. According to the US National Climate Data Center, every month since February 1985 has seen above average global temperatures, compared with the twentieth century. I have no memories of a ‘normal’ month.
A recent collaborative research project between scientists from academia and government agencies has identified climate warming as the dominant driver of an increase in algal growth in the Athabasca oil sands region of northern Alberta.
The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a study from Oregon State University published in Science Advances.
Today, we predict tornado outbreaks up to seven days in advance. But, new research holds the promise that sea surface temperatures thousands of miles away may help us predict tornado outbreaks as soon as one to three months ahead.
This year’s record-breaking temperatures have robbed the Arctic of its winter, sending snowmobilers plunging through thin ice into freezing rivers and forcing deliveries of snow to the starting line of Alaska’s legendary Iditarod dogsledding race.
Yet another global heat record has been beaten. It appears January 2016 ― the most abnormally hot month in history, according to NASA ― will be comprehensively trounced once official figures come in for February.
Heads of companies including Unilever and Virgin Group urged a Paris summit to get on track to limit temperature rises to the lowest possible level by setting a goal of phasing out fossil fuel use by 2050.