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Climate Chaos : Climatologist warns of a Godzilla El Nino affecting Global Weather (Aug 17, 2015) Sea Level Science, Original air date: Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 p.m. ET, 1630 UTC) NASA hosted a media teleconference to discuss recent insights on se... NASA's Earth Minute: Greenland Ice. Yes, a Warmer Arctic Means Cold Winters Elsewhere. Here's How. Melting sea ice and warmer temperatures in the Arctic are to blame for the brutal cold snaps that have plagued parts of Asia and North America in recent years, according to new research by Korean and European scientists released Monday.

Yes, a Warmer Arctic Means Cold Winters Elsewhere. Here's How.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience, adds to the growing evidence linking rising Arctic temperatures to changing weather patterns across the globe. It also helps further debunk one of climate deniers' favorite arguments: cold weather proves the world isn't warming from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Disappearing sea ice forces thousands of walruses to haul out on the coast of Alaska. UPDATED: 12:32 p.m.

Disappearing sea ice forces thousands of walruses to haul out on the coast of Alaska

ET on August 28 to reflect information from an interagency press conference. With the sea ice they depend on for hunting and habitat disappearing at the end of the Arctic melt season, thousands of walruses have once again hauled out onto the northwestern Alaskan shoreline near Point Lay, Alaska. The haul out was revealed by photographer Gary Braasch in photographs dated Aug. 23 and confirmed to Mashable by the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies. EDODroughtNews201508. Page 7 of The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here. Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people.

In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. Send the Pacific Climate Warriors to the Vatican. What We Need & What You Get We need your help to step up the Divest the Vatican campaign and send the Warriors to the Pope's doorstep.

Send the Pacific Climate Warriors to the Vatican

Famous folks call for noisy climate activism ahead of Paris talks. Le dérèglement climatique tue, proclaims a new campaign.

Famous folks call for noisy climate activism ahead of Paris talks

“Climate change kills.” It’s the message being pushed in a new essay collection by the likes of Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, and Desmond Tutu — a book that seeks to inspire ambitious civil action before the U.N. climate negotiations in Paris this December. The collection, called Stop Climate Crimes! Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail. Does the Ted Cruz in you ever wonder whether global warming really is just a hoax?

Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail

Whether skeptics really are the Galileos of our time? Whether climate scientists really do just want to make money? Sea levels are rising and they’re not going to stop, says NASA. Global sea levels have risen by an average of three inches since 1992, the result of warming ocean temperatures and melting ice sheets and glaciers, according to new data released by a NASA panel yesterday.

Sea levels are rising and they’re not going to stop, says NASA

Was there a link between climate change and Hurricane Katrina? In the days after Aug. 29, 2005, when the world watched Hurricane Katrina become one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, a question reverberated through the public consciousness: Was climate change to blame?

Was there a link between climate change and Hurricane Katrina?

This question arose in part because of a desire after such terrible events to understand why they occur. Katrina killed an estimated 1,200 people and caused more than $100 billion in damage. EN IMAGES. A quoi ressemble 2015, l'année la plus chaude jamais enregistrée ? Juillet et, plus globalement, les sept premiers mois de 2015 ont été les plus chauds jamais enregistrés à la surface du globe depuis le début des relevés de températures en 1880.

EN IMAGES. A quoi ressemble 2015, l'année la plus chaude jamais enregistrée ?

Juillet a non seulement battu un record de chaleur sur la Terre pour ce mois depuis plus d'un siècle, mais "la température y a également été au plus haut de tous les mois pour la période 1880-2015", a souligné l'Agence américaine océanique et atmosphérique (NOAA) dans un communiqué publié jeudi 20 août. A 16,61 °C, la température moyenne combinée à la surface des terres et des océans en juillet 2015 s'est située 0,81 °C au-dessus de la moyenne du XXe siècle (15,8 °C), surpassant de 0,08 degré le précédent record établi en juillet 1998. Sécheresse, canicule, inondation, fonte des glaces… Partout dans le monde, l'augmentation des températures a de lourdes conséquences. En voici quelques-unes. Largest Polish river hits record-low level amid drought. Jakobshavn record retreat - Arctic Sea Ice. What a coincidence.

Jakobshavn record retreat - Arctic Sea Ice

Yesterday I wrote in a comment: There's a fantastic segment on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum for discussing Greenland and its glaciers, with people presenting all kinds of analysis and satellite images. Really top quality stuff. Cuban agriculture threatened by worst drought in 115 years. Massive wildfires transform Siberian paradise into disaster area. Dozens of large wildfires are burning out of control around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which is the world's largest freshwater lake by volume and the deepest lake, at more than 5,300 feet deep.

Massive wildfires transform Siberian paradise into disaster area

Global warming is amplifying California drought conditions. There’s a drought in California. Perhaps you’ve heard a few things about it. Like the fact that it’s cost the state $2.7 billion in losses, helped burn up roughly 118,000 acres of forest this year to date and inspired Los Angeles to release a 96 million-strong armada of shade balls into reservoirs (though it was apparently a PR stunt). Oh, and the state is also missing a year’s worth of rain. The South Complex Fire near Hyampom, Calif., which has consumed an estimated 21,629 acres since starting on July 30. Credit: U.S. Les forêts du globe malades du réchauffement climatique. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Pierre Le Hir Les forêts du monde « ont survécu à d’importants changements climatiques par le passé ». Aux confins du pôle Nord, Spitzberg, sentinelle du réchauffement climatique. Mais les glaciers qui bordent le fjord présentent déjà des stigmates inquiétants. « Ils ont un rythme de fonte plus élevé qu’ailleurs, observe Doug Benn.

Ce processus d’écoulement commence à atteindre la banquise du Groenland, mettant en jeu des élévations de plusieurs mètres du niveau de la mer. » Cet Ecossais, en poste depuis 2006 à Longyearbyen, a profité des derniers jours de froid sec avant la fonte printanière pour installer des appareils photo sur le Kronebreen, l’un des 2 650 massifs glaciaires de l’archipel.

Les prises de vue, déclenchées automatiquement toutes les trente minutes, entre mai et septembre, montées ensuite en accéléré (technique du time-lapse), offrent selon Doug Benn une illustration stupéfiante de l’évolution en cours. Les glaciers envoient une réponse irréfutable aux climatosceptiques » ! Quel avenir écologique Paysage de l’île du Spitzberg en Norvège. CARTES. Cinq planisphères pour comprendre pourquoi l'humanité vit au-delà des capacités de la Terre. Par Nicolas Enault Mis à jour le , publié le Sur le plan environnemental, nous vivons désormais à crédit jusqu'à la fin de l'année. La Terre entre dans son déficit écologique annuel. Ce jeudi, l’humanité vient d’épuiser la totalité des ressources que la Terre était en mesure de produire en 2015. The Extinction Crisis. It’s frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years.

We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Aucune espèce à l'abri en cas de phénomène d'extinction massive. En général, les espèces présentes dans une large zone géographique risquent moins de disparaître que celles qui occupent des aires plus restreintes, leur implantation les protégeant des conséquences de catastrophes environnementales locales. La bataille du corail. Réchauffement des océans, acidité : en trente ans, la moitié des récifs coralliens a disparu, emportant avec eux des centaines de milliers d'espèces. Au printemps 1770, le capitaine britannique James Cook navigue le long de la côte australienne, lorsque son trois-mâts, l'Endeavour, heurte un récif.

Toxic sludge in contaminated river reaches New Mexico, communities have 90-day water supply. Toxic waste, including arsenic and lead, which seeped into a river in southwest Colorado, has now crossed the state border into New Mexico. More than 550 gallons per minute are entering the water flow system according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill. Toxic Floods From Coal Mines and Power Plants Hit Vietnam's Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. Ongoing downpours in northeastern Vietnam have resulted in toxic spills and flooding from multiple coal mine and power plant sites in the province surrounding the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site.

“The likelihood of both immediate and ongoing health and environmental hazards for locals and the rare environment are clearly increasing by the hour and the scale of this event cannot be understated,” said Donna Lisenby, Clean and Safe Energy campaign manager for Waterkeeper Alliance. The events of the last few days appear to be getting worse with news reports of severe flooding inundating the Lang Khanh harbor area and Dien Vong river with fresh leakages from the Quang Ninh coal-fired power plant.

Frightening Interactive Wildfire Map Shows That the West Is on Fire. Climate Central, a dedicated team of scientists and journalists researching climate change, has put together an interactive map that shows in real time the active wildfires in the U.S. Each flame icon indicates an active wildfire. Climate Central explains: Hover over a given fire to see its name, and if you zoom in you’ll be able to see the outline of the area that’s burning—the so-called fire perimeter. If you click within the perimeter, a window pops up showing the fire’s size in acres, the amount by which the perimeter has grown or shrunk over the past 24 hours, the fraction of the fire that has been contained and other data.

Les glaciers continueront de fondre même avec des températures stables. La fonte des glaciers a atteint, depuis le début des années 2000, un niveau historique et se poursuivra même si le réchauffement climatique fait une pause, selon une étude publiée par la revue scientifique The Journal of Glaciology. - METEO CONSULT. La température ressentie grimpe jusqu’à… 67,8 degrés en Iran. Une sérieuse vague de chaleur sévit actuellement en Iran. Jeudi, les 110.000 habitants de Bandar Mahshahr ont vécu un véritable calvaire : le thermomètre a grimpé jusqu’à 42,9 degrés mais, selon les scientifiques, la température ressentie s’est élevée jusqu’à 67,8 degrés !

Inutile de préciser que s’exposer trop longtemps à cette chaleur peut être mortel… Cette différence entre les températures réelle et ressentie s’explique principalement par les conditions météorologiques, selon CNBC : un taux d’humidité extrêmement élevé et un vent quasi inexistant.