2012 Marked by Extreme Weather, Arctic Ice Melt: UN
November 29, 2012
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Extreme temperatures, drought, floods and the unprecedented loss of Arctic ice marked global weather in 2012, boosting concern at the march of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says.
Reuters (Sep. 7, 2011) Researchers are deploying 3D laser scanners on an Arctic ice floes to augment satellite data being gathered dozens of miles overhead. The project aims to accurately measure the thickness of arctic ... watch video
AP (Nov. 23, 2014) First came the big storm. Now comes the big melt for residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo. New York's governor says officials are preparing for the worst as the temperature is expected to ... watch video
Reuters (May 3, 2012) Two climate studies, each using satellite technology in different ways, have provided new insight into how fast ice is melting on Earth due to global warming. While climatologists have long known ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 20, 2014) Huge pieces of ice block the Raisin River near Detroit as snow and ice melt, flooding city streets. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Reuters (Aug. 24, 2012) Scientists say Arctic sea ice is likely to shrink to its smallest recorded size sometime next week. The ongoing thaw has opened new sea lanes to shipping, with a Chinese icebreaker recently becoming ... watch video
France 24 (Mar. 2, 2013) As the Arctic ice melts, the battle for natural resources is heating up. Up to a quarter of the world's oil and gas deposits are thought to lie beneath the chilly seas, and big global players such as ... watch video
AP (July 29, 2015) An activist group has announced that 26 climbers have used ropes to rappel over the St. Johns Bridge to block Shell's Arctic ice-breaking vessel in an attempt to stop a new Arctic oil drilling ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 7, 2012) According to a new research published Monday, extreme weather events over summer are all driven by climate change and are worse than expected.
A study, conducted by NASA's top climate scientist James ... watch video
Nov. 18, 2015 The final report of a board of 20 independent advisors to the UN Secretary-General on water and sanitation offers blunt observations and calls for an overhaul of the way the world body deals with the ... read more
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Nov. 27, 2015 A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased ... read more
Nov. 27, 2015 Regional climate projections for the two coming decades (2021-2040) suggest enhanced probability of heatwaves anywhere in Europe, which would be comparable or greater than the Russian heatwave in ... read more
Nov. 26, 2015 The rate of carbon burial in remote lakes has doubled over the last 100 years, researchers say, suggesting even isolated ecosystems are feeling the effects of our changing ... read more
Nov. 23, 2012 Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, ... read more
Oct. 3, 2012 This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979. Satellite data showed that the sea ice cover reached its lowest extent on ... read more