Global warming hasn’t stopped in the past century

A new study published in Scientific Reports reveals that the global warming has never stopped in the past hundred years, with maximum rate of change after Second World War II and almost constant rate (0.08oC/10a) during the latest three decades. However, the key cooling against global warming comes from the interannual variability of the temperature…

Climate change helps make California a tinder box

While climate change didn’t itself cause the fire, Swain explains, it played a “starring role.” Summers in the state have been getting hotter, and autumns have been getting both warmer and drier. “While the exact level of dryness in a particular year is somewhat random, less precipitation in autumn & spring—California’s ‘shoulder seasons’—has long been…

‘No safe harbour’ for breeding birds

The researchers looked at data collected over 70 years for more than 38,000 nests of 200 bird species, including 111 shore birds, in 149 locations on all continents. They compared data on climate and bird populations and found a link between nest predation and climate change on a global scale, but particularly in the Arctic….

Amazon forests not keeping up with climate change

New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. The analysis found the effects of climate change are altering the rainforest’s composition of tree species but not quickly enough to keep up with the changing…

Climate change initiatives didn’t fare well on the ballot.

In their bid to help Democrats recapture the House on Tuesday, environmentalists emphasized what they called the Trump administration’s failure to address the biggest environmental problem facing the world: climate change. At the same time, those same green groups failed to convince voters across a swath of resource-rich Western states to wean themselves off the…

Trump disavows his own scientists

When “Axios on HBO” interviewed President Trump last week, one goal was to get him to reckon with his own government’s scientific findings, which unequivocally state that global warming is nearly entirely caused by humans. We thought it might be harder to dismiss the science if we showed him his own administration’s most comprehensive report….

Wealthier people do less against climate change

A collective-risk dilemma experiment with members of the public in Barcelona has shown that people are more or less likely to contribute money to fighting climate change depending on their how wealthy they are. And the results indicate that participants with fewer resources were prepared to contribute significantly more to the public good than wealthier…

Seed banking not an option for over a third of threatened species

In paper published today in Nature Plants, researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, detail for the first time the scale of threatened species that are unable to be conserved in seed banks. The paper reveals that when looking at threatened species, 36 percent of ‘critically endangered’ species produce recalcitrant seeds. This means they can’t…

Global Warming effect  on Jet Stream Means More Extreme Weather.

Greenhouse gases are increasingly disrupting the jet stream, a powerful river of winds that steers weather systems in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s causing more frequent summer droughts, floods and wildfires, a new study says. The findings suggest that summers like 2018, when the jet stream drove extreme weather on an unprecedented scale across the Northern…

Manure is better for soil health

Ozlu and his team concluded that long-term annual application of manure improved most soil quality properties compared to inorganic fertilizer. “Increased electrical conductivity is one of the few negative impacts of manure,” Ozlu said. The team also measured the effects of larger and smaller doses of each treatment at different soil depths. This will provide…