Two devastating Hurricanes in a row: first Harvey, then Irma. Texas was the first to suffer. Now it’s Florida’s turn to brace for the impact of Irma, among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading What are Harvey and Irma telling us?
Climate change skeptics, also called “deniers” or “negationists”, are the people who put in doubt the reality of global warming and related climate change. These days, climate change deniers from all over the world and from all sectors and walks of life — religious, academic, business, political, activist, social justice and citizenry – are gaining strength after the election of US President Donald Trump, the Great Denier.
Donald Trump may play a key role in shaping Earth’s climate in the next decades. However, most scientists and environmentalists fear that changes will be for the worse.
Central-Southern Italy is, once again, in the news for what will be remembered for decades as a domino-effect disaster that has wiped out a luxury resort on the late afternoon of January 18.
“Global climate change is likely to be accompanied by an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves”. These words, from the latest 2014 IPCC Report, sound more prophetic than ever.
Barack Obama is leading the way in tackling climate change: the US President, on March 19, signed an executive order that requires the federal government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. At the same time, the President called on the government to increase its share of energy from renewable supplies to 30% during the same period.
Climate change is taking its toll in Italy, overwhelmed by weather-related disasters that have hit the peninsula from north to south over the last 12 months. The new data just released by the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the National Research Council (ISAC -CNR) leave no doubts about the extent of the climate emergency in one of the most touristic and sought-after place in the world.
Milan is not new to floods: one of the main river flowing through it, the Seveso, has flooded the northern part of the city more than 60 times from 1976 to 2000.
The issue of the interlinkage between climate change and the generation of conflicts has been extensively studied for over a decade.
Global average temperature over land and ocean surfaces in June 2014 was the hottest since the beginning of meteorological record keeping.
According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this was caused by record sea surface temperatures. Continue reading 2014, the “year without a summer” in Italy