polar red writes: 22 years of banning CFCs is starting to pay off. Researchers have finally been able to measure a reduction in size of the ozone layer hole, after finding the source of its fluctuations.
polar red writes: "A new study has a startling conclusion : the earth is warming faster than many believed, and the core of the problem are feedback loops, contributing to a 4 degrees celcius rise by 2055. We only have to cut emissions by 3% yearly to stay within a safe 2 degree rise."
polar red writes: Put mirrors in the desert to produce steam, driving turbines: a new innovative way to produce a nearly inexhaustible source of electricity to europe. These people have the guts to do what it takes. http://www.desertec.org/
polar red writes: The BBC reports that the ice coverage of the North pole is at a record low, with the new record beating the old record with 23%. Scientists expect the North pole to be ice-free in summers in only 6 years.
polar red writes: The new IPCC report indicates higher chances of Humans causing GW than before. from 66%-90% in 2001 to >90% likely now, with temperatures rising between 1.8 and 4C, leading to 28-43cm higher sea levels by 2100, and more than 66% chance of impact on storm intensity. BBC news link
polar red writes: Since a few years, scientists find a new type of warm wind flowing to the north pole; it could seriously affect the ice-cap, and is seen as evidence of global warming(natural or man-made)
polar red writes: "Many people hold off the idea that humanity could be responsible for global warming. A common scapegoat is the story about rising solar activity. This study shows that the sun is not responsible for the warming in the last decades."
polar red writes: While the new http://www.ipcc.ch/IPCC-report is being published, even after changes being made to the original text by world leaders, the final text concludes among other things that poor people will be hit hardest
and that actual climate change is measured, it is no longer only from models that we learn that climate change is possible.