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Wind shifts caused by human-induced global warming cause of West Antarctic’s melting ice

Wind shifts caused by human-induced global warming cause of West Antarctic’s melting ice

Science
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Human-caused climate change has triggered wind shifts in Antarctica, according to a new study, driving accelerated melting across the continent's west coast. The research -- published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience -- is the first to draw a direct link between human-induced global warming and Western Antarctica's rapidly melting glaciers. Scientists have previously shown that influxes of warm coastal water are driving the loss of ice among Western Antarctica's largest glaciers. Previous research has also shown that variable wind patterns dictate the movement of warm and cold water masses. For the latest study, scientists used satellite observations and climate model simulations to analyze how these wind patterns have changed since 1920. The data showed the wi...
Dad’s Ed Sheeran exhibition shows rise from busker to global star

Dad’s Ed Sheeran exhibition shows rise from busker to global star

Entertainment
Photographs, artwork and personal items charting Ed Sheeran's rise from busker to one of the biggest music stars in the world will go on display next week.Curated by his father, John, Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk provides a window into the singer's life before and after fame, and is timed to coincide with four homecoming gigs in Ipswich. It opens to fans on Tuesday, ahead of the first show on Friday. Image: The exhibition opens to fans on Tuesday Image: This picture was taken during Sheeran's European tour in 2012. Pic: Mark Surridge Photos on display include one of the star when he was 15 at a music festival in a small village near Framlingham, where he grew up, and one where h...
Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2

Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2

Science
The impoverished African nation of Burundi comes top of a list of the world's most food-insecure countries says Christian Aid. The charity argues that Burundi and others are now keenly feeling the impacts of climate change on their food production systems.But Burundi's contribution to rising temperatures is marginal, say experts. In fact, the annual carbon emissions of one Briton is equal to the CO2 produced by over 200 Burundians.Scientists and government officials from all over the world are meeting in Geneva this week to consider how climate change impacts the land and how the lands and forests impact the climate. Their detailed report will be released on Thursday. However, researchers at development charity Christian Aid have...
Scientists consider ‘human-made volcano’ to slow global warming

Scientists consider ‘human-made volcano’ to slow global warming

Science
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Throughout Earth's history, volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled Earth. Though most eruptions aren't big enough to influence global climate patterns, especially large eruptions can have a global impact. When a large amount of ash is spewed into the atmosphere, the particles reflect the sun's rays back toward space, lowering the temperature on Earth. In a new paper, published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists considered the possibility of replicating the cooling effects of a volcanic eruption -- a "human-made volcano" to combat climate change. "Nobody likes the idea of intentionally tinkering with our climate system at global scale," Ken Caldeira, researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science, said in a news release. "Even if we ...