Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming

kristy Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2012) — A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings of …

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist

kristy Trendspotting

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist Heat wave events, once rare, are becoming more frequent due to global warming, says NASA scientist James Hansen. Such summertime heat events covered only 1% of Earth?s surface for most of the time since humanity has been studying the climate. Now, when …

Is this a ‘tipping point’ for climate change and our planet?

Ethical Markets Earth Systems Science

NASA scientists today were stunned when following the hottest July in the northern hemisphere since records began, “Greenland’s surface ice cover experienced melting over 97% of its surface” based on satellite observations. NASA’s press release states “such pronounced melting at summit and across the ice sheet has not occurred since …