Climate Change

California may be due for another catastrophic episode soon: researchers warn

California may be due for another catastrophic episode soon: researchers warn

California has suffered dozens of massive, disastrous floods in its recorded history. In a 2013 article, climate scientists Lynn Ingram and Michael Dettinger wrote that a massive flood have swept through the Golden State nearly every 200 years in the past 2,000 years.

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Sea ice in Antarctica shrinks to record low

Sea ice in Antarctica shrinks to record low

Antarctica sea ice has shrunk to the smallest annual extent since the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) started keeping record in 1979, preliminary satellite data revealed on Tuesday.

Ice floating around the Antarctica continent typically melts to its lowest level for the year near February’s end, which summer in the southern hemisphere. With the start of the autumn chill, level of ice grows again.

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Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane (CH4), one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, are on the rise, a team of researchers reported in an analysis published in the journal Environmental Research Letters on Sunday.

The researchers warned that methane is surging in the atmosphere after a period of comparative stagnation in the 2000s. They also warned that efforts to tackle global warming and climate change will be undermined unless efforts are made to bring methane under tighter control.

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Global warming isn’t hoax: Chinese minister says

Global warming isn’t hoax: Chinese minister says

The notion of global warming is not a hoax as suggested by president-elect Donald Trump, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin argued.

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