KÆLTIA’s Team in its aim to contribute with the global awareness of the Climate Change, summarise below some critical news:
- Rainfall could start replacing snowfall in the Arctic decades sooner than previously thought warning the change caused by global warming could have effects beyond the region
- In a new paper published in Frontiers in Earth Science, researchers investigated how tropical cyclones’ destructive power has changed over the eastern and south-eastern regions of Asia between 1979 (hereafter) and 2016. They found that, during the last four decades, there has been a notable increase of tropical cyclone inland impacts over the studied regions. Future projections showed that by the end of the 21st century, western north Pacific (WNP) tropical cyclones could have doubled in destructive power over inland regions.
- A civil and environmental engineering researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has, for the first time, assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the entire pan-Arctic region. The research reveals, with unprecedented accuracy, that the acceleration of water pouring into the Arctic Ocean could be three times higher than previously thought.
- The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the only ocean current that circumnavigates the planet, is speeding up. For the first time, scientists are able to tell that this is happening by taking advantage of a decades-long set of observational records.
- Paul Thomas’s from the University of Stirling has found that inoculating native trees in Mexico with an edible mushroom can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting areas, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity at the same time. One of the significant outcomes from the global climate conference COP26 was a pledge from world leaders to end deforestation by 2030. Trees are primarily cut down to grow food for the world’s growing population.
- A group of Dutch scientists has used space instrument TROPOMI to calculate methane emissions from six Australian coal mines. Together, these account for 7 percent of the national coal production, but turn out to emit around 55 percent of what Australia reports for their total coal mining methane emissions.
Via Earth News