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Is there good news about climate change? This scientist has it.

The world’s leading authority on climate breakdown issued its most serious warning yet to world leaders last week. UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls the report of the International Panel on Climate Change “an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failing climate leadership”, as people around the world …

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Seismic Study Reveals Main Reason Patagonia Is Rising With Melting Glaciers

The ice fields that stretch for hundreds of kilometers atop the Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina are melting at some of the fastest rates on the planet. The ground that was under this ice also shifts and rises as these glaciers disappear. Geologists have discovered a link between recent …

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A photographer’s perspective on Jordan’s many splendors

In September 2021, after more than two years without travelling, my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to Jordan – mainly to see the ancient city of Petra. For 10 days, we traveled the country from north to south in a rental car, totaling around 760 miles. Our …

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Dr. Josefino C. Comiso: the Filipino polar explorer

The melting of the Arctic sea ice has been an undeniable sign of climate change for the past thirty years. The phenomenon has a severe impact on the Arctic region to the south given the interconnected system of the Earth. It has caused faster global warming, sea level rise and …

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Antarctic air bubbles indicate Earth’s oxygen thief

Share this Item You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. An unknown culprit has been removing oxygen from our atmosphere for at least 800,000 years. Analysis of air bubbles preserved in Antarctic ice for up to 1.5 million years reveals the likely suspect. “We …

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My turn: the Earth is alive

Posted: 12/8/2021 6:00:44 AM Modified: 08/12/2021 06h00: 16 AM As I drove north to Hanover the morning before Thanksgiving, I saw the moon set over a brilliant, crystal-clear blue sky. The view was so beautiful and unexpected. It filled me with gratitude for the gifts the natural world gives us …

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The science everyone needs to know about climate change

By Betsy Weatherhead I am an atmospheric scientist who has worked on global climate science and assessments for most of my career. Here are some things you should know. What drives climate change The main focus of the negotiations is carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is released when fossil …

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Jacobs Engineering: Understanding the Main Findings of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has started publishing its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)on the drivers and potential impacts of climate change and the ways in which human societies may respond. The report highlights the scale of the challenge we face in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the …

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Us and our house | Cyprus Mail

Earth is the only planet we know where we can live By Roberto Sciffo The blue planet, planet Earth, is unique to our solar system and, given our current state of technological advancement, it is the only planet we know of where we can live. The “big picture effect” is …

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Melting glaciers trigger movement of the earth’s crust

The Earth’s crust is shifting as climate change wreaks havoc on ice caps and glaciers around the world. The continued melting of these Greenland and Antarctic ice caps causes the earth’s crust to deform as water is redistributed into the world’s oceans, causing sea levels to rise. The movement is …

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5 breathtaking flower valleys in India we bet you didn’t know

New Delhi: The country we live in never ceases to amaze me. From picturesque locations, breathtaking beaches, picturesque mountains to captivating flower-filled valleys, India is nothing less than a travelers’ paradise!Also Read – Uttarakhand Valley of Flowers Opens to Tourists: Timetables, Covid Guidelines, etc. If you’re someone who loves the …

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China’s 2021 Climate Change Blue Book shows rising trend of extreme weather events in the country

Beijing residents trudge through the pouring rain, experiencing a less busy Monday morning rush hour as many businesses asked their employees to work from home or cancel the clock. Photo: GT/Li Hao The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) held a press conference on Wednesday during which it rolled out the China …

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Even Noah would be amazed

A feature-length BBC News television report from July 16, 2021, titled “Catastrophic flooding across Western Europe as politicians blame climate change”, showed the devastation caused by the massive and rapid flooding in the region. Western Europe at the confluence of the borders of Germany, Belgium, France and Luxembourg during the …

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USGS issued a yellow advisory for 6 U.S. volcanoes today

The Gareloi stratovolcano is the westernmost volcano in the United States. Image: USGS / McGimsey RG The USGS has issued a code yellow and advisory alert for six volcanoes they are tracking across the country; The USGS says these volcanoes “are showing signs of elevated unrest above known background level.” …

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Protect the oceans, says the UN to the nations

THE UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) for efforts to protect the oceans. The recently released Second Global Oceans Assessment confirmed that many of the benefits the global ocean provides to humanity are being undermined by human actions, he said in a post for …

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5 satellite images that show how our planet is changing

Satellite images can provide vital information on how our planet is changing and responding to global warming. They can measure changes in sea level up to a milliliter or the temperature of the land and the ocean, so scientists can do a “health check.” Below are 5 eye-opening satellite images …

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What is plate tectonics? | Tectonic plates

From the deepest ocean trench to the highest mountain, plate tectonics explains the characteristics and movement of the Earth’s surface in the present and the past. Developed from the 1950s to the 1970s, the theory of plate tectonics is the modern update of continental drift, an idea first proposed by …

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Planet Earth – WorldAtlas

The Earth is a celestial object and one of the components of the solar system. It is the third planet from the Sun, and the only celestial object capable of supporting life. Earth is the 6th largest object in the solar system, with an average radius of 6,371 kilometers, and …

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The four spheres of the earth

The earth can be divided into one of the four main subsystems, namely: earth, water, air and all living things. These categories are called spheres and are the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, respectively. The first three of these spheres are abiotic, meaning that they are not living things, while …

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Designing livable cities for our future climate

Imagine looking up from your desktop at a mini monarch butterfly sanctuary. You walk the halls of the building where a cool breeze is sucked in from outside and stroll through the lush green park built on the roof of your metro station to bring the train home. An office …

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SSAI secures potential NASA scientific research support of $ 425 million IDIQ

Science Systems and Applications Inc. has been awarded a potential five-year, $ 425 million contract to support scientific research activities within a subdivision of the Goddard Space Flight Center focused on the hydrosphere, biosphere and geophysics. SSAI will work with the Goddard HBG subdivision to apply observations and technology platforms …

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NASA Selects SSAI for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysical Support Services Contract

NASA Selects SSAI for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysical Support Services Contract Press release from: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Posted: Thursday January 30th 2020 NASA selected Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) for the Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Geophysics (HBG) Support Services contract at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The …

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The UN confirms the ocean is fucked up

The ocean is not doing well. The seas, which contain approximately 332,519,000 cubic miles of water, heat, rise, acidify and lose oxygen. And a new comprehensive UN climate special report, released Wednesday, presents an encyclopedic review of how the Earth’s oceans and ice caps have been altered as the world …

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Advancing a Multisphere Approach to Third Pole Research

Known in China as the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau or Qingzang Plateau, the Tibetan Plateau covers Qinghai Province and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (or Xizang) of China. Dubbed the third pole, the extended plateau region spans more than 5 million square kilometers, with an average elevation of around 4,000 meters above sea …

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