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There are growing fears of an alarming shift in Antarctic sea ice | New Scientist

  2024-03-11 in New Scientist

Antarctic sea ice cover remains far below average levels for the third year in a row, but researchers are uncertain whether this is a permanent shift driven by climate change or part of natural fluctuations

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Ice Melting | Antarctic


Natural hydrogen: Does Earth contain near-limitless clean fuel? | New Scientist

  2024-01-31 (or before) in New Scientist

Prospectors around the world are scrambling to find reserves of "gold hydrogen", a naturally occurring fuel that burns without producing carbon dioxide. But how much is really out there and how easy is it to tap into?


World's first tunnel to a magma chamber could unleash unlimited energy | New Scientist

  2024-01-04 (or before) in New Scientist

In Iceland, scientists are planning to drill two boreholes to a reservoir of liquid rock. One will give us our first direct measurements of magma – the other could supercharge geothermal power

  Tagged under: Geothermal Energy


Much of North America may face electricity shortages starting in 2024 | New Scientist

  2023-12-23 in New Scientist

Over the next several years, many regions of the US and Canada may struggle to ensure a reliable electricity supply amid soaring energy demand from the tech industry and electrification of buildings and vehicles

  Tagged under: Electricity


Ancient climate analysis suggests CO2 causes more warming than thought | New Scientist

  2023-12-07 in New Scientist

A reconstruction of 66 million years of climate history indicates global temperature may be even more sensitive to carbon dioxide levels than current models estimate


End Times: Why reports that Western civilisation will soon collapse are premature | New Scientist

  2023-12-05 (or before) in New Scientist

A scientific analysis of history reveals that societies are becoming more resilient to collapse – and shows how to successfully navigate crises, says complexity scientist Peter Turchin

  Tagged under: Collapse


Extreme rainfall is increasing even more than expected as world warms | New Scientist

  2023-11-28 in New Scientist

A study comparing weather records with climate model projections suggests that the latest models are underestimating how often future rainfall extremes will occur


We are on track to pass 1.5°C warming in less than 10 years | New Scientist

  2023-09-24 (or before) in New Scientist

Business as usual would cause the planet to warm above the aspirational 1.5°C limit agreed at the UN Paris meeting as early as 2026

  Tagged under: Global Warming


What will happen if the world passes 1.5°C of global warming for the first time? | New Scientist

  2023-09-24 (or before) in New Scientist

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C has become the defining measure of success in the climate fight and we need to think about what comes next

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Oxygen levels are dropping in rivers across the US and central Europe | New Scientist

  2023-09-20 (or before) in New Scientist

Rivers in the US and central Europe are losing their ability to hold oxygen because of rising temperatures, which could put fish at risk

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Climate change: Something strange is happening in the Pacific and we must find out why | New Scientist

  2023-08-18 (or before) in New Scientist

Unexpectedly, the eastern Pacific Ocean is cooling. If this “cold tongue” continues, it could reduce greenhouse gas warming by 30 per cent – but also bring megadrought to the US

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Scientists 'shocked' by extreme events in Antarctica as Earth heats up | New Scientist

  2023-08-08 (or before) in New Scientist

From shrinking sea ice to the wildest heatwave ever, the extreme events happening recently in Antarctica could be a sign of much worse to come

  Tagged under: Antarctic


River Thames was pumped full of oxygen in 2022 to prevent fish deaths | New Scientist

  2023-06-26 (or before) in New Scientist

Falling oxygen levels caused by sewage and hot weather saw a specialised boat deployed for 11 days in August to save plants and fish

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Bendy solar panels are just as good as regular ones | New Scientist

  2023-05-25 (or before) in New Scientist

Existing solar cells are normally only used on flat, static surfaces to avoid them cracking, but now there is a flexible alternative with the same energy-generating efficiency

  Tagged under: Solar Energy


Lab-grown meat could be 25 times worse for the climate than beef | New Scientist

  2023-05-09 in New Scientist

Analysis finds the carbon footprint of cultivated meat is likely to be higher than beef if current production methods are scaled up because they are still highly energy-intensive

  Tagged under: Meat Production | Cattle and Dairy Farming


Breakaway iceberg raises concerns over Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier | New Scientist

  2023-01-23 (or before) in New Scientist

A massive iceberg that has been stuck on the seafloor in front of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica for two decades and helped protect it is now floating away

  Tagged under: Antarctic


Strong El Niño could make 2024 the first year we pass 1.5°C of warming | New Scientist

  2023-01-15 (or before) in New Scientist

Early modelling suggests the world’s climate could shift to an El Niño pattern towards the end of 2023, which is likely to increase the global average temperature

  Tagged under: El Niño


California's carbon offsetting may actually be increasing emissions | New Scientist

  2022-12-24 (or before) in New Scientist

The state's ambitious plan to be carbon-neutral by 2045 relies on carbon offsets through the state’s forests. But scientists say it may be causing more harm than good

  Tagged under: California | Trees


Computer chip made using mushroom skin could be easily recycled | New Scientist

  2022-11-13 (or before) in New Scientist

The base of computer chips and batteries tends to be made from unrecyclable plastic, but using skin from a certain species of mushroom instead would reduce electronic waste


The Climate Book review: An essential guide to a better world | New Scientist

  2022-10-22 (or before) in New Scientist

Greta Thunberg has enticed over 100 experts to write about the climate crisis. No one else could have created this incredible resource

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg


Even 'net zero' aviation could still cause significant global warming | New Scientist

  2022-10-20 (or before) in New Scientist

Not accounting for aviation’s non-CO2 effects such as contrails could ignore 90 per cent of future flights’ contribution to climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


To encourage sustainability, we must remember we are apes, not angels | New Scientist

  2022-09-22 (or before) in New Scientist

If we want to change our consumerist society, we need greener status signals that appeal to our animal instincts, says Solitaire Townsend

  Tagged under: Sustainability


Heatwave in China is the most severe ever recorded in the world | New Scientist

  2022-08-26 (or before) in New Scientist

A long spell of extreme hot and dry weather is affecting energy, water supplies and food production across China

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Food Production and Consumption


UK government will hold back data on the state of English wildlife | New Scientist

  2022-08-08 (or before) in New Scientist

Only 7 of 24 of biodiversity indicators will be published this year, and many of those being omitted show a deterioriating natural environment

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Arctic sea ice loss could trigger huge levels of extra global warming | New Scientist

  2022-07-25 (or before) in New Scientist

Arctic sea ice vanishing in summers by 2050 could trigger 0.19°C of extra global warming – almost enough to wipe out any savings from China going carbon neutral

  Tagged under: Arctic | Sea Level


Climate change: 42% chance of breaching 1.5°C goal even if all carbon emissions cease | New Scientist

  2022-06-07 (or before) in New Scientist

However, research shows that prospects for meeting the Paris Agreement’s backstop of 2°C is still well within reach, provided emissions are cut rapidly

  Tagged under: Climate Change


India heatwave: Severe temperatures will bake a billion people and damage crops | New Scientist

  2022-04-30 (or before) in New Scientist

Wheat production is at risk from extreme temperatures across much of India, but better early warning systems appear to be limiting how deadly the heatwaves are

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


Climate fiction has come of age – and these fabulous books show why

  2022-02-03 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Amazon is turning into savannah – we have 5 years to save it

  2021-12-13 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


UK refuses to release document showing Net Zero Strategy CO2 savings

  2021-12-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


China's new climate plan promises to peak CO2 emissions before 2030

  2021-10-29 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: China | COP26 | Climate Change


Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

  2021-10-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Environmentalist Jonathon Porritt’s big idea to slow global warming

  2021-10-22 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Limiting warming to 1.5°C may save billions from tropical storms

  2021-09-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Some corals ‘killed’ by climate change are now returning to life

  2021-09-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Alok Sharma: COP26 is for ordinary people, not just climate warriors

  2021-09-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Finance


Net-zero living: How your day will look in a carbon-neutral world

  2021-09-02 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Can we fix climate models to better predict record-shattering weather?

  2021-07-27 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


Controversial geoengineering scheme will dump iron in the sea

  2021-07-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Geoengineering


Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

  2021-06-23 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Ice Melting


World's most powerful magnet being shipped to ITER fusion reactor

  2021-06-22 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Pesticide-resistant blood-sucking lice threaten wild and farmed fish

  2021-05-27 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon


Greenland’s ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers

  2021-05-25 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Rivers


Climate emergency: The new science showing it’s make-or-break time

  2021-04-21 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change

  2021-04-18 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Trees


Green spaces aren’t just for nature – they boost our mental health too

  2021-03-25 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Health


Wildfires could become a big threat in the UK due to climate change

  2021-03-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change


Billions could go hungry from global warming by 2100

  2021-03-10 (or before) by in New Scientist


We are nowhere near keeping warming below 1.5°C despite climate plans

  2021-03-03 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rescue plan for nature: How to fix the biodiversity crisis

  2021-02-18 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s

  2021-01-23 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Bees | Insects


Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought

  2020-12-15 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Friederike Otto interview: Can we sue oil giants for extreme weather?

  2020-07-27 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Antarctica's doomsday glacier is melting. Can we save it in time?

  2020-01-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Electric cars could charge in 10 minutes with a new kind of battery

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity


A new battery could keep your phone charged for five days

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | EVs


Conservationists are ignoring climate change, risking mass extinctions

  2019-12-29 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


We constantly eat microplastics. What does that mean for our health?

  2019-12-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Health


General election 2019: Why you should think climate change not Brexit

  2019-12-02 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


CO2-guzzling bacteria made in the lab could help tackle climate change

  2019-12-02 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Steel and concrete are climate change's hard problem. Can we solve it?

  2019-11-17 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How deadly disease outbreaks could worsen as the climate changes

  2019-10-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change


US green economy has 10 times more jobs than the fossil fuel industry

  2019-10-23 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Coal


Climate myths: Ice cores show CO2 increases lag behind temperature rises, disproving the link to global warming | New Scientist

  2019-10-15 (or before) in New Scientist

This proves that rising CO2 was not the trigger that caused the initial warming at the end of these ice ages - but no climate scientist has ever made this claim


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