Greenland may lose 4.5 per cent of its ice by the end of this century - contributing up to 13 inches of sea level rise - if worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, a study has warned.
The number of crocodile attacks could rise due to global warming, an Australian expert said on Sunday. Adam Britton, a zoologist from the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, said that as temperatures rise, crocodiles will move into areas that they never previously inhabited, reports Xinhua news agency.
Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast now as they were before the turn of the century, according to a new study that relied on recently declassified Cold War-era satellite imagery. The study, which appeared in Science Advances on Wednesday, is the latest indication that climate change is eating the Himalayan glaciers, threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream across South Asia.
Researchers from Columbia University in the US studied the effects of climate on five major crops in India: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice. These crops make up the vast majority of grain production during the June-to-September monsoon season- India's main grain production period- with rice contributing three-quarters of the supply for the season.
Experts analysed four types of crustacean, which are abundant off coast of the western Antarctic Peninsula. They found when the gas in their water was reduced, they got smaller – supporting the theory that bigger sea creatures are more vulnerable to climate change. The new study suggests that failure to control greenhouse gases will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems.
The activists sent the keys to unlock them to all 13 government ministries along with letters formulating their demands, including to effectively cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025.
The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an "urgent task" of reducing carbon emissions coming from utilities that have relied heavily on fossil fuels to make up for shortages of cleaner nuclear energy. The call comes as the Fukushima nuclear reactors are slowly being restarted amid lingering anti-nuclear sentiments since the 2011 crisis.
A US scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers. Prof. John All and his team of scientists spent weeks testing snow on Everest and surrounding peaks, as well as plants on the foothills.
Melting glaciers worldwide could result in almost 10 inches of sea level rise by the end of this century, a study warns. The research, published in the Journal of Glaciology, indicates that the smaller glaciers could play a much larger role in sea level rise than researchers had previously thought.
Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But other climate scientists note shortcomings in the studies, and real estate experts say they simply haven’t seen any ebb in the demand. So how much owners, communities should worry — and how much they should invest in remedies — remains an open question.
Glaciers from almost half of natural World Heritage sites may disappear completely by 2100, a study said. Even under a low emission scenario, 8 of the 46 World Heritage sites will be ice-free by 2100. The study also expects 33% to 60% of the total ice volume present in 2017 will be lost by 2100.
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