Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have declared 2018 the fourth warmest year on record. It ranks behind 2016, 2017 and 2015, respectively. And it’s only going to get warmer from here, they predict. Continue reading
Increasing droughts and heat waves could have a devastating effect on barley stocks—and beer prices Continue reading
Why has it been so cold? Is this unusual? Is the polar vortex to blame? And how can it be this cold if there’s global warming? Here are the answers to your questions. Continue reading
As powerful storms wreak havoc across the globe, we keep hearing about the important of 2-degrees—a threshold set by many policymakers in the discussion of global warming. Continue reading
Natural disasters can cause vast devastation but can there be a silver lining for some species? Maddie Moate investigates whether natural disasters can ever be beneficial for nature. Continue reading
What are hurricanes?Hurricanes are part of a family of storms called tropical cyclones – storms that rotate rapidly around a low-pressure centre and produce heavy rain and strong winds. If one of these storms hits a sustained top wind speed of 119 kilometres an hour and appears in the Atlantic or eastern North Pacific, it qualifies as a hurricane. (Similar storms in the western North Pacific are called typhoons.) The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale goes up from there, through to Category 5, which has no ceiling and represents storms with wind speeds greater than 252 km/h. Anything from Category 3 and up is a “major” hurricane.
Go to the Source to continue reading…