Climate change cause, some impacts & solutions in 10 charts

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updates Damian Carrington and Cath Levett Thu 19 Sep 2019, The Guardian The problem – rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at …

Scientists conclude climate change has no natural cause

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netAugust 26, 2019 | EDUCATE! The planet is warming faster than ever, worldwide. Scientists know this unique climate change is not caused by nature. But they checked again, to be certain. LONDON, 19 August, 2019 – European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster …

IPCC visuals are largely on threats, framed as distant in time and space, with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility, rather than rather than goals to be achieved

with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports Climatic Change Figures and graphics in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “(still) focus primarily on showing that climate change is real and a problem, with little …

We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of the Gulf Stream and ocean circulation pattern,’ says climate scientist Michael Mann

By Peter Sinclair, Thursday, August 15, 2019 A stubborn blue spot of cool ocean temperatures stands out like the proverbial sore thumb in a recent NASA image of the warming world – a circle of cool blue on a planet increasingly shaded in hot red. A region of the North Atlantic south of Greenland has experienced some of its coldest temperatures …

North Pole: 48 lightning strikes near the pole follow record-low sea ice levels

Heat-trapping gases broke records in 2018, climate report finds Last year said to be fourth-warmest since 1800s and sea levels the highest on record Emily Holden in Washington, The Guardian, Tue 13 Aug 2019  The gases heating the planet at higher levels in 2018 than humans have ever recorded, according to an authoritative report published by the American Meteorological Society and …

Greenland’s ice loss has increased six-fold since the 80s. Now, over the last week, Greenland shed more than 60 billion tons of ice, enough to cover the state of Florida in nearly 5 inches of water, reaching rates scientists didn’t expect to see until the next century

By Maddie Stone, Motherboard, Aug 7 2019 Greenland is losing its ice. The rate of loss has increased sixfold since the 1980s, per a paper published earlier this year. Over the last week, Greenland shed more than 60 billion tons of ice as a heat wave enveloped the Arctic island, triggering melting on a scale not seen since 2012. From July 31 …

Attribution science for tornadoes and a range of other physical events

The figure below shows how well the effects of climate change on different extreme events are understood. It ranks each type of extreme event based on how well the effects of climate change are understood (the x-axis) and on the extent to which any individual event can be attributed to climate change (the y-axis). Understanding and attribution of climate change …

Climate change visualized: How Earth’s temperature has changed since 1970

Data: NASA GISS; Graphic: Harry Stevens/Axios 2018 was Earth’s 4th-warmest year on record, coming in behind 2016, the planet’s warmest recorded year, as well as 2015 and 2017, according to information released by NOAA, NASA and the U.K. Met Office. Why it matters: The yearly rankings don’t tell the whole story of long-term climate change, since natural variability can still push or …

Trends in plankton communities

DeSmogBlog, May 16, 2019   Share By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch. Yet another study has shown that glaciers in Antarctica are melting at accelerating rates. Almost 25 percent of the West Antarctic ice shelf is now thinning, and the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are losing ice at five times the rate they were in the early 1990s, CNN reported. “In parts of Antarctica, the ice sheet has thinned by …