global warming

Stephen Hawking Makes Dire Warning About Climate Change

In an interview with the BBC coinciding with his 75th birthday, Stephen Hawking, the world's renowned scientist, has again predicted a not really good future for humanity. The physicist warns that the Earth may become an extremely hot planet in the

Sea Levels Are Rising Even Faster Than Previously Thought

Global sea level rise is precipitated by two factors: the thermal expansion of oceans due to warming and the increased melting of the polar ice caps and other land-based glaciers. Over the past century, sea levels have continued to rise, and new

2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It was the hottest year on record in 2014…and then again in 2015…and that’s right, you guessed it, again in 2016. For the third consecutive year, it was the hottest year in all of recorded history. Now, don’t dwell on these

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his "Energy Independence" executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency, Joinfo.com reports to Reuters. The move drew swift backlash from a coalition of 23 states and local governments, as

‘I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations’ – Victoria Herrmann

According to Victoria Herrmann’s report published in The Guardian,  Trump administration continues to delete data on Arctic research and climate measurements, Joinfo.com reports. “As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been

Trump to dramatically change US approach to climate change

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures -- two impacts of climate

Climate change is altering global air currents

One of the scientists who demonstrated conclusively that global warming was an unnatural event with the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph is now warning that giant jetstreams which circle the planet are being altered by climate change, according to Independent. Professor Michael Mann

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet,

Climate Change: Trees May Not Store As Much Carbon As We Thought, And This Could Affect Studies

After studying “common” Australian trees, researchers at Western Sydney University in Australia have concluded that trees do not store as much carbon as previously thought. This new conclusion could drastically effect how climate change is tackled, Joinfo.com reports with reference to

January 2017 Was Third-Warmest January On Record

Last month's temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January in 2016. However, it was 0.92 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean January temperature from 1951-1980, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. A map of the January 2017 LOTI