KÆLTIA’s Team in its aim to contribute with the global awareness of the Climate Change, summarise below some critical news:
- Methane, the main component of natural gas, is the cleanest-burning of all the fossil fuels, but when emitted into the atmosphere it is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. By some estimates, seafloor methane contained in frozen formations along the continental margins may equal or exceed the total amount of coal, oil, and gas in all other reservoirs worldwide. Yet, the way methane escapes from these deep formations is poorly understood.
- Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research led by the University of Exeter shows, where the urchins developed a variety of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems.
- Earth could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming—the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement—as soon as the early 2030s, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists. Even in the most optimistic scenario, where the global community manages to significantly rein in greenhouse gas emissions, there is still only a 50:50 chance that global temperature rise will stop there.
- The world watched in July 2021 as extreme rainfall became floods that washed away centuries-old homes in Europe, triggered landslides in Asia and inundated subways in China. More than 900 people died in the destruction. In North America, the West was battling fires amid an intense drought that is affecting water and power supplies. The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms, more intense storms and flooding as a result.
- Climate change is already widespread, rapid, and intensifying, according to a new report released today by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Via Earth News