Baltimore city, US government officials want oil companies to pay for their direct contributions to climate change. In Baltimore, citizens have suffered the devastating effects associated with climate change.
By 2080, around 70% of the world's oceans could be suffocating from a lack of oxygen as a result of climate change, potentially impacting marine ecosystems worldwide.
The study finds that the amount of heat in the oceans last year broke the previous 2020 record by around 14 zettajoules. That’s equivalent to at least 20 times the entire world’s annual energy consumption.
The project, called Earth's Black Box, is a giant steel archive on the remote Australian island of Tasmania, so that if some future society might one day discover the archive, they'll be able to piece together what happened to our planet.
Wildfires in California over the past five years have claimed nearly 20% of the world’s largest Sequoias. Last year alone, forest fires claimed nearly 10,400 trees.
Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the journal, Nature Food.
The global average of carbon dioxide concentrations hit a new high of 413.2 parts per million last year, according to the WMO report. It was higher than the annual average over the last decade, despite a 5.6% drop of CO2 due to Covid.
The world’s biggest historical carbon gas emitters from year 1850 to 2021 (in descending order) are: the USA, China, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, India, UK, Japan, Canada.
Extreme temperatures and serious wildfires getting to extreme proportions were recorded this summer in the northern hemisphere. Firestorms is a severe class of flames penetrating the upper limit of the troposphere.
Madagascar is experiencing levels of starvation at a scale described as “beyond belief”. 30,000 people are estimated to be experiencing the highest internationally recognized level of food insecurity, level 5, according to the UN.
A recent study notes that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability. Modelling studies have shown that an AMOC shutdown would cool the northern hemisphere and decrease rainfall over Europe.
Nations have delayed curbing their fossil-fuel emissions for so long that they can no longer stop global warming from intensifying over the next 30 years.