NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, lifted off at 9:02 a.m. EDT (6:02 a.m. PDT) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California of the United States.
A study showed that rice farming across the world could be responsible for up to twice the level of climate impact that scientists previously estimated.
Australia’s Antarctic program has announced that they will soon receive a new fleet of heavy tracked vehicles to support scientists in deep field operations as they look to transverse the frozen continent in search for the “million year ice core”.
American researchers found that climate change was expected to accelerate rates of crop loss due to growth of insect pests.
Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet’s land-based ecosystems, from forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra, are at high risk of “major transformation” due to climate change
Burning fossil fuels is the largest contributor to the declining level of oxygen in the atmosphere.
Researchers found that a “flushing” of the deep Pacific Ocean made more carbon dioxide out of the deep sea and into the atmosphere after the last ice age.
A study suggested that keeping global warming to within 1.5 to 2 Celsius degrees might be more difficult than previously assessed.
Researchers found that increasing precipitation, a symptom of climate change, made it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases, creating a feedback loop that exacerbated global warming.