The greenhouse effect is a stack of blankets

More blankets = more warmth: The greenhouse effect is like blankets warming the Earth. If it is -18°C (0°F) in your bedroom, you need a few blankets to keep yourself warm. More blankets = more warming. Too many blankets and you sweat. So the point is that the greenhouse effect is a good thing, up [...]

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More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has discovered that a marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20 years has significantly accelerated melt from the Greenland ice sheet. The new findings, published today in Science Advances, show that less cloud cover and more summer sunshine allows increased solar radiation [...]

Global Warming May Cause Spike in Asthma, Allergy Symptoms

A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways. This spike weakens the airways’ barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and allergy-causing organisms (mucociliary clearance). The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology, was chosen as [...]

Call Collapsing Iceberg “#ExxonKnew”

Over ten thousand people around the world are calling for the Larsen C Iceberg to be renamed the “#ExxonKnew Iceberg.” Organizers are calling on the US National Ice Center to rename the iceberg after ExxonMobil, the corporation notably most responsible for propagating climate destruction and deception. Investigative reports revealed Exxon’s own scientists warned about the [...]

Dissolved oxygen level in world oceans declining

http://www.rh.gatech.edu/sites/rh.gatech.edu/files/styles/740x416/public/images/mercury/oceanoxygen.jpg A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology looked at a historic dataset of ocean information [...]

Nuclear Plants Forced to Cut Output Due to Warm Weather

Sweden's top nuclear power generators have been forced to cut output because of exceptionally warm weather in Scandinavia, and their output could be reduced for over a week, their operators said on Wednesday. Oskarshamn, part of Germany's E.ON and Forsmark, operated by Swedish utility Vattenfall have both cut output because warm sea water temperatures are [...]