Tag Archives: global warming

Extreme heat – an “unseen threat” – burns U.S. urban poor

When scorching heat descends on New York City in the summer, Harlem resident Evelyn Jenkins-Smith finds breathing difficult when she goes outside. “My chest feels heavy,” said the retiree, who suffered a minor stroke two years ago. So the 73-year-old widow cloisters herself in her sweltering apartment, which lacks air conditioning. Jenkins-Smith is among the growing number of city dwellers whose ...

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Climate change likely to make Hurricane Irma much stronger: scientists

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Irma, one of the most powerful Hurricanes in a century in the open Atlantic Ocean is likely fueled by climate change, according to the scientists. Scientists say stronger Hurricane such Irma is likely to be linked with climate change. Hurricane Irma made landfall on Wednesday in the Caribbean Islands and heads towards Florida which will damage so much property that ...

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Storm like Harvey should serve as a warning: Scientists

Though scientists are skeptical whether global warming causes the storm like Harvey, they say it could bring a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of wet and wild future. When the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped around 1 million gallons of water for each man, woman, and child in southeastern Texas, scientists say. They aren’t sure whether the tempest was exacerbated by ...

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WetLand, an artwork about rising waters, sinks in a Philadelphia river

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Wetland, a floating piece of artwork designed to generate consent about climate change has sunk in a Philadelphia river caused by a heavy rain. It has been learned that environmentalist artist Mary Mattingly has designed the installation work for creating awareness about sea level rise and climate change as well. It was inspired by the pictures of the semi-submerged house ...

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South Asia could be too hot for human survival by 2100

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Much of South Asia with more than 1.5 billion population including Bangladesh, northern India and southern Pakistan would be so hot for human survival by 2100 due to climate change. Based on a computer simulation study by MIT scientists, it has learned that if the current state of climate change keeps its pace, people of these projected areas would face ...

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Earth to be warmer more than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century: studies

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The global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit before the end of this century. Two different major studies published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday have shown the evidence. Analyzing past emissions of greenhouse gases and burning fossil fuels, one study demonstrates that regardless of the possibility that people all ...

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We’re Entering Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Period, What happened in the past five events?

Climate change, global warming and other environmental disasters are pushing our planet towards another major ‘mass extinction’ event, believes scientists. And all this is mostly being caused by human activities. These species include several types of mammals such as cheetahs, lions and giraffes, says a report published on Monday in the peer-reviewed US journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). ...

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World has three years to avert dangerous climate catastrophe, experts warn

In a commentary published in the Science Journal Nature on Wednesday, experts pressed that carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced significantly, so that global temperature can be kept well under 2 degrees Celsius, which is the main goal of the Paris Climate Accord, by 2020. Otherwise we’d have to face the devastating impacts of global warming, such as deadly heatwaves and ...

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