Last year was officially the Earth’s warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced recently.
A new study by University of Washington researchers, funded by NASA and using satellite data from NASA and other agencies, found a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear subpopulations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears.
Global warming is advancing at an “unprecedented” rate, with sustained measurements of record-setting temperatures, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Earth’s global temperatures in March 2016 were the most abnormally warm on record for any month, according to NOAA. This is the second month in a row that this remarkable feat has occurred.
There are at least three strong reasons to believe that the phenomenon of the current El Niño will be as “big and powerful” as the considered worst history, 1997 and 1998.
Glaciers — the lifeblood of Patagonia (and a major source of fresh water for the rest of the world) — are melting rapidly throughout the region, and the rate at which they are disappearing is only set to increase.
New models from NASA show how a lot of it floats into five main areas called “Garbage Patches.” This model simulates trash put into the ocean all at once. While this model is based on data from actual buoys placed in the ocean over the last 35 years.
A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change. Starting in September, NASA will also perform several sweeps over Greenland, with instruments on the HU-25C Guardian Falcon plane for Operation IceBridge.
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) reported that 2014 has been the hottest year on record, naysayers have criticized the report as being exaggerated and distorted.
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.
After climatologists had previously stated that the chances of the warming weather phenomenon occurring this winter were becoming ever slimmer, it seems that there may now be a “glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback,” according to a press release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Arctic sea ice shrank to its summer minimum — and sixth-lowest level on record — on Sept. 17, according to data released by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
A colossal iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest in existence – has been under close watch since it detached from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in July.
The Arctic is the one area of the globe most susceptible to atmospheric warming and according to the latest data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA, the season of sea ice melt continues to lengthen every decade.
A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming.