Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world

As climate scientists release new evidence pointing to the possible “collapse” of the Gulf Stream, experts are warning that its disappearance would usher in a “calamitous climate catastrophe” not just for Canadians living on the east coast, but for hundreds of millions more people worldwide. The warning comes amid a new study published in the journal NatureContinue reading “Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world”

Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’

Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea level by seven metres Scientists claim the ice that melted from Greenland on Tuesday would be enough to cover the US state of Florida in two inches of water. Ice sheets on the autonomous Danish territory are shrinking as temperatures in the Arctic reach recordContinue reading “Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’”

Irreversible warming tipping point may have been triggered: Arctic mission chief

The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest expedition to the Arctic warned Tuesday (June 15). “The disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic is one of the first landmines in this minefield, one of the tipping points that we set off first whenContinue reading “Irreversible warming tipping point may have been triggered: Arctic mission chief”

Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion for Arctic spill

A Russian court has ordered a mining company involved in a massive Arctic fuel spill last year to pay approximately $1.96 billion in compensation.  Bloomberg reported Friday that the court sided with Russia’s ecological watchdog agency, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, which had demanded MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) PJSC pay an amount slightly more thanContinue reading “Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion for Arctic spill”

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