Climate Change – GBRI
 

Just like heatwave induced wildfires are wiping out large areas of forests on land, ocean heatwaves are causing massive destruction inside the waters, killing a wide variety of marine animals and destroying kelp forests, scientists have warned. The damage caused in these ocean hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for […]

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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who inspired hundreds of students across the globe to join her fight against climate change and global warming through school strike movements, stood alongside European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Thursday in Brussels as he announced that a quarter of the European Union’s (EU) $1 trillion budget would be spent on tackling climate change […]

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Residents of Belushya Guba, a Russian town that falls in the Arctic archipelago, have lately had some unexpected visitors – Polar bears! The area even declared a state of emergency after more than 50 polar bears were spotted roaming through buildings, peering into homes and exploring populated areas. Polar bears mostly live on sea ice, where they […]

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Climate change is already making thousands of people across the globe leave their homelands and migrate to safer places. It is a known fact that the European Union is currently facing the burdens of the sudden influx of large number of migrants. Experts warn that this number could triple by the end of the century due […]

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A recent poll conducted by Yale revealed that in the wake of natural disasters like wildfires, snow storms and hurricanes, Americans today are more concerned about climate change and its impacts than ever before. Overall, 73% of Americans accept that global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by five to one. This acceptance has […]

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A new report released by the Pentagon calls climate change a ‘national security threat’ and warns that its effects like floods, droughts and wildfires pose threat to military bases and make their tough job even harder. However, the report is unlikely to change the current government’s stance on the issue as President Trump believes global […]

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Earth’s oceans are warming up way more quickly than previously believed, a new analysis has concluded. According to the article published recently in Science journal, oceans are heating up 40% faster than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago. Because they play such a critical role in global warming, oceans are one of the […]

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A recent report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) revealed that the ice sheet in Greenland is melting rapidly – even during the winter season. This is particularly alarming as Greenland’s massive ice sheet accounts for more than 20 percent of the annual increase in sea levels. “Greenland is a bit like a sleeping giant […]

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At the two-week-long UN climate talks that just ended in Poland, although countries managed to create a “rulebook” that will govern how the Paris Agreement of 2015 is put into action, they failed to match up to the challenges faced, especially in terms of reduction of greenhouse emissions. Leading figures in climate science and economics said […]

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