New Findings Show How Climate Change Is Influencing India’s Farmer Suicides

A suicide epidemic among India’s farmers has shaken the country and contributed to a doubling of the nation’s suicide rate since 1980. It’s a widespread and intensely personal issue, one that has been difficult to tease out the root source. Debt, mental health, lack of social services, weather vagaries and even media coverage have all been put forward as part of the problem. Now, recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that climate change…

These Are the Crazy Climate Records from 2016 You Haven’t Heard Much About

By now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the first time in nearly 1 million years. Global surface temperature in 2016 compared to the 1981-2010 average.
Click image to enlarge. Credit: NOAA But there are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar. Several of those records were highlighted Thursday in the annual State of…

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

From the heavy rains that sent the Seine into the streets of Paris last year to a parade of storms that left southern England waterlogged during the winter of 2013-2014, there have been startling examples in recent years of the heavy toll that flooding can levy in both human and economic terms. An August 2005 flood tearing through Tirol, Austria.
Click image to enlarge. Credit: ASI/Land Tirol/BH Landeck Such events also lead to questions about the role climate…

Court Scuttles Rule Cutting Potent Greenhouse Gas

One of the most powerful climate pollutants on earth, hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, account for a small portion of U.S. climate pollution, but scientists say it’s important for countries to urgently cut them just because they’re so potent — and growing. Efforts to cut HFCs became more difficult both in the U.S. and globally on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its authority in regulating HFCs under the Clean Air Act. …

Landsat Views the Evolution of Antarctica’s Huge Iceberg in The Infrared

From: News of Temperature & Moisture Sensors Delaware-sized Iceberg  Hiving Pieces                     Online — As Antarctica remains shrouded in darkness during the Southern Hemisphere winter, the Thermal Infrared … Continue reading…