August 2017

Climate Change Authority in Australia Has No Climate Scientists Left

By | 2017-08-16T16:38:16+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

The Climate Change Authority (CCA) in Australia seems to be on the unlucky side as their final climate scientist has left, leaving no climate scientists at all. The final climate scientist in the authority, Professor David Karoly, is actually the only scientist who stayed through his term there. He said that he wanted to stay and continue his term instead of retiring since he wanted to provide the best science [...]

The world has produced enough plastic to cover a country the size of Argentina

By | 2017-08-11T15:45:48+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

A new study has reported that given how much plastic we humans have produced and discarded, we are set to bury our planet with plastics in the coming years! The first global analysis of the production of plastics, which was published in the Science Advances journal, reports that humans have created 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950’s. From this, 9% are recycled while 12% are incinerated, and 79% [...]

Enormous iceberg weighing one trillion tons breaks away from Antarctica

By | 2017-08-08T20:13:46+00:00 August 8th, 2017|

A much anticipated incident by scientists has happened, and it is in the form of having a huge part of the Larsen C Ice Shelf break away from western Antartica . And not only this, but this huge chunk of ice is actually one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded! This part of the ice shelf is about 5,800 square kilometres, or roughly about four times the size of London. [...]

July 2017

India breaks record as it planted 66 million trees in 12 hours

By | 2017-07-27T17:45:53+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

Image Source: www.abc.net.au It’s an awesome start of the month for India as it has reportedly planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours! This record-breaking event occurred in Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, between 7am to 7pm. A multitude of volunteers including children and elderly planted 66.3 million tree saplings. The previous record-holder in 2016 was set by India (still), as they [...]

The popular Norway Spruce could soon be wiped out due to climate change

By | 2017-07-07T12:33:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Scientists have recently reported that both the native silver fir and the Douglas fir could serve as suitable tree replacements for the Norway spruce in the long run because of their greater resistance to droughts. Their study is published in the Global Change Biology journal, where they indicate that extreme droughts are expected to increase in frequency as well as in intensity in Europe, and other parts of the world. [...]

The latest victim of climate change is your coffee!

By | 2017-07-05T20:02:34+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

A recent study has revealed a bit of bad news for coffee lovers, as global warming could erase up to 60% of the coffee produced by Ethiopia in the next 80 years! The study, which was published in the journal Nature Plants, has revealed that unless the farmers move up to higher ground, this rapid reduction could very likely take effect! Image Source: www.independent.co.uk Ethiopia has long been considered [...]