Ocean heat reached a record-high temperature in 2022

Ocean heat, a strong marker of climate change, reached a record high in 2022, helping to explain the ever-escalating pattern of extreme weather events of late.

Jellyfish are taking over the oceans due to climate change

Jellyfish populations are currently on the rise, and this growth can negatively impact humans and other living organisms unless change is implemented.

Earth's vital signs signal a "code red" climate emergency

According to the new paper, 16 of 35 planetary vital signs have now reached record extremes. That includes rises in the frequency of dangerous heat events, global tree cover loss from fires and the prevalence of the mosquito-borne dengue virus.

NASA Detects More Than 50 Methane 'Super-Emitter' Zones Around The World

NASA scientists, using a tool designed to study how dust affects climate, have identified more than 50 spots around the world emitting major levels of methane, a development that could help combat the potent greenhouse gas.

The Arctic Could Soon Unleash The Next Pandemic

Researchers looked at soil and lake sediment from Lake Hazen, the largest lake by volume north of the Arctic Circle. Sequencing segments of DNA and RNA found in the soil, the scientists sought to identify the pool of viruses present in the environment.

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever

Austrian glaciers have also lost more glacial ice in 2022 than they have in 70 years of observations and therefore it is quite clear that severe melt has been the norm in 2022.

"Dark data" Has A Huge Carbon Footprint

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. In 2020, digitisation generated 4% of global greenhouse emissions.

Just One Ocean Is Absorbing Nearly All The Excess Heat

The Southern Ocean has dominated the global absorption of heat. In fact, Southern Ocean heat uptake accounts for almost all the planet's ocean warming, thereby controlling the rate of climate change.

Giant Viruses Are Infecting Algae in a Rare, Floating Lake in The Arctic

Researchers found "giant" viruses – several times larger than typical viruses – affecting microscopic algae just below the boundary between fresh water and salt water. 

Pakistan Flood Crisis Caused by Climate Change

Relentless rains in Pakistan over two months have caused the country's worst flooding in more than a decade. Floodwaters have washed away roads, buildings, and crops. A third of the country is now underwater.

Australia Environment Report That Nobody Should Ignore

The overall conclusion of the report is that climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction have pushed Australia's environment into a serious and severely deteriorating state.

A Disturbing Process Has Been Accelerating in Freshwater Lakes Worldwide

On top of intensifying algal blooms and depleting oxygen, a new study reveals Earth's bodies of freshwater are also evaporating at a greater rate than we realized.

Odds Are Now 50/50 That We'll Exceed 1.5 C Warming Within Just 5 Years

There is an even chance that global temperatures will temporarily breach the benchmark of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in one of the next five years, the United Nations warned.

The Ocean Is Starting to Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn

The ocean memory decline is expected to make it significantly harder for scientists to forecast upcoming ocean dynamics. It will hinder our ability to project monsoons, marine heatwaves and periods of extreme weather, among other things.

Fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are losing their colour, study finds

Fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are losing their colour as coral reefs degrade and die during bleaching events, a new study shows.