Thursday, 28th of July was Earth Overshoot Day. What does that mean and why is it important?
Funding for Charities Working in Somalia and Ethiopia: Scotland’s Humanitarian Fund
“The Scottish Government is committed to fulfilling its role as a responsible and compassionate global citizen and this aid from our Humanitarian Emergency Fund will provide essential help to those in desperate need.” – Neil Gray, The Scottish Government’s International Development Minister
Red Extreme Heat Warning Issued for England
Soaring temperatures are expected to reach an unprecedented 40C in large parts of England next week
Rapid Change in the Third Pole #ClimateEmergency
Home to over 2 million people and to some of Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems The Third Pole includes the Tibetan plateau. It is the third largest reservoir of ice and snow after the North and South poles.
The end of the Carboniferous ‘icehouse’ world
Sedimentary evidence for global climates 320 Ma ago. As well as the large tracts of glaciogenic sediments, smaller occurrences and examples of polished rock surfaces over which ice had passed show the probable full extent (blue line) of ice sheets across the southern, Gondwana sector of Pangaea (Credit: after Fig 7.3, S104, Earth and Space, ©Open University 2007)
The Greening of The Alps: #ClimateChange
“Alpine plants are adapted to harsh conditions, but they’re not very competitive. The unique biodiversity of the Alps is therefore under considerable pressure.” Sabine Rumpf
“A matter of life and death for the Siberian tundra”
“For the Arctic Ocean and the sea ice, the current and future warming will have serious consequences,” Prof Ulrike Herzschuh
“Surprising finds that shift the boundaries of our understanding.” Norwegian Melting Ice Patches
“Objects and remains of animals and human activity have been found that we didn’t even know existed. ” Birgitte Skar, NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) University Museum.
New Red List of Butterflies: Half of Britain’s remaining butterfly species are listed as threatened or Near Threatened
While land-use change remains the most important driver of decline, the impact of climate change on butterflies is also evident in the new Red List
New 3-Day Scottish Flood Forecast
A new Scottish Flood Forecast, which will give communities an indication of where flooding is likely to occur in Scotland up to three days in advance has been designed by SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency).