Russia’s remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure

The old airport in the Siberian settlement of Churapcha has been unusable for years, its runway transformed into a swampy field of puffed-up mounds and reliefs. Like cities and towns across northern and northeastern Russia, Churapcha is suffering the consequence of climate change thawing the permafrost on which everything is built. “There isn’t a single settlement inContinue reading “Russia’s remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure”

The Gulf Stream is slowing to a ‘tipping point’ and could disappear

The current could slow down to a point of no return, altering the climate on both sides of the Atlantic. The Gulf Stream — one of Earth’s major climate-regulating ocean currents — is moving slower than it has in thousands of years, a new study suggests. Human-induced climate change is largely to blame. This “unprecedented” slowdown couldContinue reading “The Gulf Stream is slowing to a ‘tipping point’ and could disappear”

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