KÆLTIA’s Team in its aim to contribute with the global awareness of the Climate Change, summarise below some critical news:
- The three largest glaciers in Greenland—which hold enough frozen water to lift global sea levels some 1.3 metres—could melt faster than even the worst-case warming predictions, research published by the University of Denmark.
- New measurements reveal a surprising increase in the amount of dense water sinking near Antarctica, following 50 years of decline. Dense water formed near Antarctica, known as Antarctic Bottom Water, supplies oxygen to the deep ocean. Changes in bottom water formation can therefore impact global climate and deep ocean ecosystems.
- Climate change is already buffeting Australia with extreme bushfires, droughts and cyclones, and the fossil-fuel reliant country should brace for worse to come, according to the country’s top science and weather agencies.
- Green Deal: Good for a climate-neutral Europe, bad for the planet. Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050—this goal of the Green Deal was announced by the EU in late 2019. Carbon emissions shall be reduced, while forestation, agriculture, environmentally friendly transport, recycling, and renewable energies shall be pushed. In Nature, scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now show that this “Green Deal” might be a bad deal for the planet, as the EU will outsource environmental damage through high imports of agricultural products. The researchers recommend actions for the deal to push global sustainability.
- Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a study published 11th November 2020 in the journal Nature.
Via Earth News