Highlights / global warming

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

2020 ties for hottest year on record: E.U. analysis

Late last year, indications were that 2020 was going to be one of the world’s hottest years. Now figures from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service with its Earth observation satellite programme has announced in a press release today that »

Environment & Animal Life

Arctic scientists call for protection of the ‘last ice area’

For an Arctic scientist, seeing a giant 4,000 year old huge sheet of ice just disappear, is shocking.  That’s what two Canadian researchers have seen, and in more than one instance. Warwick Vincent is a biology professor at Laval University’s »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

New comprehensive global warming study: Worst case unlikely, but best case gone

Global warming increase narrowed to between 2.6°C and 3.9°C, For years, decades even, people and scientists have been arguing about global warming and where the Earth’s climate is heading. Estimates based on a doubling of the atmospheric C02 level from pre-industrial »

Environment & Animal Life, International

‘Zombie fires’ threaten an early fire season across the Arctic

Known by wildfire services as ‘holdover’ fires, they’re also called zombie fires because they won’t die or perhaps also somewhat like hibernating creatures in that when wildfires that burn out on the surface the embers can slowly smoulder underground all »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Anti-COVID measures bring a bit of good climate news–at least for now

In a way, it’s kinda akin to whistling past the climate graveyard. Still. A new study published Tuesday in the journal Natural Climate Change finds the planet may be headed to its largest annual decrease in overall carbon dioxide emissions »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Methane emissions in Arctic Ocean have long been overestimated, study claims

A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated. “Because we only go [in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Canadian farmers continued concern about carbon tax

Even before the federal government announced its carbon tax as a measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, farmers were concerned about how it would negatively affect them. In this first year, farmers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Global warming and economic effects of dwindling lake freezing

In 2015 a study of over 200 lakes around the world (containing a total of half the world’s freshwater supply) showed a clear warming trend. At the time, it was suggested that this is affecting drinking water quality, fish habitat, »

Environment & Animal Life, International

IPCC special climate report: Danger dead ahead

The IPCC special report on Oceans and cryosphere in a changing climate, adds yet another strong warning about what lies ahead. Jake Rice (PhD),  Chief scientist emeritus at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) was a contributing author for the IPCC »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone »