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Scientists Warn 1 Billion People on Track to Die From Climate Change

  2023-08-30 by in ScienceAlert

The fossil fuels that humanity burns today will be a death sentence for many lives tomorrow.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Major 'Population Correction' Coming For Humanity, Scientist Predicts

  2023-08-18 by in ScienceAlert

A little over two centuries ago, in the year 1800, roughly a billion people called Earth home.

  Tagged under: Predictions

Researchers: We've Underestimated The Risk of Simultaneous Crop Failures Worldwide

  2023-07-05 by in ScienceAlert

The risks of harvest failures in multiple global breadbaskets have been underestimated, according to a study Tuesday that researchers said should be a "wake up call" about the threat climate change poses to our food systems.

  Tagged under: Climate Change

Earth Could Feasibly Descend Into Chaos, Physicists Warn

  2023-06-19 by in ScienceAlert

The impact of human activity on the Earth system could result in unpredictable chaos from which there is no return, physicists have calculated.

  Tagged under: Collapse

New Ice Discovery Means Glaciers Could Melt Way Faster Than Predicted

  2023-05-09 by in ScienceAlert

A closer look at the junction where a Greenland glacier crunches into the ocean floor, known as its grounding line, has revealed less stability amid the shifting of tides – and therefore a greater rate of melting – than previously estimated thanks...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Ice Melting

Wildfire Smoke Stands to Deplete The Ozone Layer, Scientists Warn

  2023-03-13 by in ScienceAlert

The smoke from recent wildfires is threatening to slow and even reverse the recovery of Earth's ozone layer – the same one that the world has worked so hard to heal since 1987.

  Tagged under: Wildfires

Scientists Studying Earth's Trees Issue Stark Warning to Humanity

  2023-02-09 by in ScienceAlert

From soaring coastal redwoods to dinosaur-era Wollemi pines and firs that make the perfect Christmas trees, even our most revered woody plants are in an awful lot of trouble.

  Tagged under: Trees

Termites Love Global Warming So Much That They May Make It Worse, Says Study

  2022-09-25 by in ScienceAlert

When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood.

'Flash Droughts' Are Striking Faster as The World Warms, Scientists Warn

  2022-04-04 by in ScienceAlert

Most people have heard of a flash flood.

  Tagged under: Drought

Catastrophic Oil Spill From Abandoned Ship in The Red Sea Could Happen Any Second, Study Warns

  2020-12-16 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

If the coral refuge of the Red Sea can survive local pollution, scientists think these reefs might be the last ones standing on a rapidly warming planet. But that's a big 'if'.

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs

First Methane Leak Found on Antarctic Sea Floor Confirms Researchers' Fears

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Scientists have, for the first time, discovered an active leak of methane gas from the sea floor in Antarctica. It is a process that's likely to accelerate the process of global heating.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Antarctic

Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn

  2020-09-09 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN's worst-case scenarios for sea level rise, researchers said Monday, highlighting flaws in current climate change models.

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

40 Years of Data Confirm Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger. Climate Models Were Right

  2020-05-27 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The most powerful storms on our planet have grown substantially stronger, and almost forty years' worth of hurricane satellite imagery suggest a warming planet might be fuelling the changes.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change

"We Are in Deep Trouble": Carbon Emissions Break Record in Devastating Global Setback

  2019-07-09 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world's growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power plants than ever befor

  Tagged under: Coal

Last Month Just "Obliterated" Temperature Records as The Hottest June to Date

  2019-07-05 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Europe's record-breaking heat wave last week, it turns out, was the emphatic conclusion to the hottest June ever recorded.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | France

Pioneering Review of 632 Ocean Studies Says Marine Food Chain Will Collapse

  2015-10-15 by in ScienceAlert

A world-first review of hundreds of studies on ecological change in the world’s oceans suggests a global alteration of the marine ecosystem due to increasing CO2 emissions will result in the collapse of the food chain as we know it.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse

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