Climate disasters displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

More people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts. Further, the publication indicates the number of internally displaced people in the world reached the highest level in history. 

World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Off In Antarctica

The massive chunk of ice floating in the Weddell Sea was first spotted on May 13 2021, measuring approximately 170 km long and 25 km wide, it boasts a surface area of 4,300 sq km and is currently the world's largest iceberg.

Chinas CO2 pollution now surpasses all developed countries combined

Carbon pollution from China's coal-intensive economy last year outstripped the carbon pollution of the US, the EU, and other developed nations combined, making up a 27 % of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Climate has shifted the axis of the Earth, study finds

Loss of water on land through ice melting and human-caused factors is changing the movement of the North and South poles.

Global warming could lead to the melting of a third of Antarctic ice

A new international study suggests that 34% of the Antarctic ice shelves could disappear by the end of the century if the planet warms up by 4°C compared with pre-industrial temperatures.

Global Warming Directly Confirmed For The First Time

Direct observations for the first time confirmed the long-standing predictions: radiative forcings of Earth are increasing due to human actions, affecting the planet’s energy balance and ultimately causing climate change.

Atmospheric CO2 Passes 420 PPM for First Time Ever

The concentration of atmospheric CO2 surged past 420 parts per million for the first time in recorded history this past weekend, according to a measurement taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory on Hawaii.

Summers could last for 6 months

A new study revealed that summer could stick around for six months in the Northern hemisphere by 2100 if efforts to mitigate global warming don’t continue.

Digital Earth twin predicts future

Scientists begin building highly accurate digital twin of our planet to map climate development and extreme events as accurately as possible in space and time. This would enable to tests different scenarios.

Bill Gates: Rich Nations Should Switch To Synthetic Beef

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is urging all rich nations to shift away from environmentally destructive animal agriculture and toward plant-based and lab-grown alternatives to meat.

Gulf Stream lifeline at its weakest in more than a millennium

The Gulf Stream in the north Atlantic ocean, which has a considerable effect on Ireland’s climate, is at its weakest in over a millennium. Human-caused global warming is the most likely cause.

Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

A giant iceberg, larger than the size of most European cities, has broken away from Antarctica. Scientists had been expecting a huge chunk of ice to break away for almost a decade after the first "vast cracks" had formed.

Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

A new study provides evidence of a mechanism by which climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airplanes Could Do Better By Surfing the Wind

Airlines could save fuel and reduce emissions on transatlantic flights by hitching a better ride on the jet stream, new research has shown. This would reduce CO2 emissions across the winter period by 6.7 million kg.

Amazon is on the brink of turning into a carbon source

Tropical forests are guardians against runaway climate change, but their ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is wearing down. Between 2001 and 2019 the Brazilian Amazon acted as a net emitter of carbon, study found.