21 Global Warming News Articles from 2012
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12-7-12 2012 likely USA's warmest year on record
2012 likely USA's warmest year on record
Unseasonable warmth across the country this week probably has sealed the deal: 2012 will go down as the warmest year in U.S. history.
12-2-12 Carbon emissions are 'too high' to curb climate change
Carbon emissions are 'too high' to curb climate change
It is increasingly unlikely that global warming will be kept below an increase of 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels, a study suggests
11-28-12 All Change Europe in 2050
All Change Europe in 2050
Europe is now in a race against the climate. With little hope of a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions, temperature rises of 3 or 4 °C above preindustrial levels are likely before 2100. That means countries have just decades to prepare.
10-6-12 Arctic Ocean ice melt smashes previous record:
Arctic Ocean ice melt smashes previous record:
Frozen area falls well below 2007 minimum extent.
9-6-12 Arctic ice melt 'like adding 20 years of CO2 emissions
Arctic ice melt 'like adding 20 years of CO2 emissions
The loss of Arctic ice is massively compounding the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, ice scientist Professor Peter Wadhams has told BBC Newsnight.
8-19-12 Is It Too Late to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change
Is It Too Late to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change
Actually the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere today is roughly 390 parts per million (ppm). And that's not good news. "Experts agree that this level cannot be sustained for many decades without potentially catastrophic consequences," reports the Geos Institute, an Oregon-based non-profit and consulting firm that uses science to help people predict, reduce and prepare for climate change.
8-13-12 Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster
Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster
Arctic sea ice is vanishing much faster than generally expected, according to preliminary data from European Space Agency satellite Cryosat.
7-30-12 Ex-skeptic says climate change is down to humans
Ex-skeptic says climate change is down to humans
A formerly skeptical climate scientist says human activity is causing the Earth to warm, as a new study confirms earlier results on rising temperatures.
7-25-12 Antarctic: Grand Canyon-sized rift 'speeding ice melt'
Antarctic: Grand Canyon-sized rift 'speeding ice melt'
A rift in the Antarctic rock as deep as the Grand Canyon is increasing ice melt from the continent, researchers say.
7-25-12 Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt
Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt
The surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area, Nasa has said.
7-24-12 Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs
Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs
Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.
7-19-12 Iceberg breaks off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier
Iceberg breaks off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier
An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken away from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland.
5-20-12 Arctic melt releasing ancient methane
Arctic melt releasing ancient methane
Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere.
4-26-12 Non-native forest species 'extending growing season'
Non-native forest species 'extending growing season'
Non-native plant species are extending the growing season in eastern US forests by an average of four weeks, a study has suggested.
4-26-12 World's glaciers 'out of balance'
World's glaciers 'out of balance'
Earth's glaciers are seriously out of balance with the global climate and are already on their way to losing almost 40% of their volume.
4-4-12 CO2 linked to end of last ice age
CO2 linked to end of last ice age
Scientists have produced a detailed record of past climate change which provides compelling evidence that the last ice age was ended by a rise in temperature driven by an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
3-25-12 Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest
Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest
Global temperatures could rise by 1.4-3.0C (2.5-5.4F) above levels for late last century by 2050, a computer simulation has suggested.
3-17-12 Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane
Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane
An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud-whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a "technical fix" for warming across the Arctic.
2-27-12 Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters
Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters
The progressive shrinking of Arctic sea ice is bringing colder, snowier winters to the UK and other areas of Europe, North America and China, a study shows.
1-26-12 The Frozen Ocean
The Frozen Ocean
What fuels a dogsled race across the Russian tundra, says Julia Phillips, is booze, anger, and desire.
1-9-12 Carbon emissions 'will defer Ice Age'
Carbon emissions 'will defer Ice Age'
Human emissions of carbon dioxide will defer the next Ice Age, say scientists.
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