Scientists have confirmed record-breaking heat for third year in a row and warn that the effects of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected.
Google Earth shows global warming
A Google Earth plugin is not available through which local temperature data reveals the effects of global warming.
How much has temperature in your region raised? Did global warming modify the climate of your country? The answer is just a click away.
You only need to download CRUTEM4 for Google Earth, released by the research unit (UEA CRU) of the University of East Anglia. It contains temperature data collected by 6,000 weather stations since 1850, and you can easily view them thanks to 20,000 graphs worldwide.
If you scroll around the world you can discover how climate chanced in a precise area: clicking on a grid box reveals the area’s annual temperatures, as well as links to more detailed downloadable station data.
Researchers’ aim is to make climate change data as clear and accessible as possible. NASA released a similar tool, but Google Earth seems to offer the easiest and the funniest version.
NASA’s analysis confirms the latest trends. August 2016 sets a new monthly record in high temperatures, continuing a streak of 11 consecutive months.
Thanks to satellite data systems NASA has been monitoring 1,000 hectares of land across Canada and Alaska. The tundra has already changed because of global warming.
Poachers in Africa are encroaching on wildlife land and killing rhinos in travel hot spots now devoid of visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has contributed two million dollars to a fund to protect Virunga National Park in Congo from threats such as terrorism, the coronavirus and poaching.
Bangladesh suffered widespread damage as a result of Cyclone Amphan. Yet the Sundarbans mangrove forest acted as a natural barrier protecting the country from further destruction, as it has done countless times before.
For the first time in seventeen years, Iceland’s two main whaling companies won’t resume whale hunting. The announcement concerns this year’s season but could carry into the future.
The relationship between the coronavirus and wildlife is complex: while the pandemic may lead to a reduction in the illegal trade in wild animals, it may also encourage it in other respects.
For the first time ever a video shows how Saharan dust is transported throughout the atmosphere and contributes to fertilising the Amazon and Caribbean.