Climate greenwash? Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10 billion to save the planet

The Climate is never out of the headlines. Whether it is another storm wrecking havoc, with heavy rain, wind and flooding. Or hot, dry conditions leading to wild fires that burn out of control. The climate is a many-layered debate. Emmanuel Macron relaunched his climate cred with an announcement at Chamonix, on the Sea of Ice glacier that … Read more Climate greenwash? Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10 billion to save the planet

Macron urges “fight of the century” during shrinking glacier visit

French President Emmanuel Macron visited France’s largest glacier, the Mer de Glace on Thursday morning. The 7.5 kilometre (4.7 mile) glacier lies on Mont Blanc, and has become a symbol of global warming after shrinking dramatically.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣It is estimated that the Mer de Glace diminishes by 8-10 meters per year, with the average temperature having … Read more Macron urges “fight of the century” during shrinking glacier visit

Green promises: Macron’s proposals to save Europe’s melting glaciers

It is 580 steps atop the roof of Europe, a stairway to hell if humanity does not act fast. French President Emmanuel Macron starting his day up the mountain at the famed Sea of Ice that gives onto the continent’s highest peak Mont-Blanc. As he contemplated the glacier that has receded in thickness by 120 meters in … Read more Green promises: Macron’s proposals to save Europe’s melting glaciers

Huge ‘tower block’ of ice splits from Antarctica

A tower block of ice has split off from a glacier less than a mile away from a ship on which Sky News is filming scientists as they track the impact of climate change. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us … Read more Huge ‘tower block’ of ice splits from Antarctica

Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science – BBC News

“Snotsicle” – distinctly unattractive masses of frozen snot – are just some of the challenges of doing science in a place as extreme as the Antarctic. Scientists fear the Thwaites Glacier could be beginning a process of catastrophic collapse. There is more than three metres of potential sea level rise in the ice of West … Read more Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science – BBC News

Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday glacier’ – BBC News

Glaciologists have described Thwaites Glacier as the “most important” glacier in the world, the “riskiest” glacier, even the “doomsday” glacier. A team of 40 or so scientists are part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year, $50m (£38m) joint UK-US effort to understand why it is changing so rapidly. The project represents the biggest … Read more Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday glacier’ – BBC News

Iceland: Grímsvötn Eruption “Will Not Impact Aviation for 24 Hours”

An eruption at the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland began at 17:30 UTC on May 21st 2011. The subglacial eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the Vatnajökull glacier and created a cloud of steam and ash around 20km high. Because the prevailing winds will take the ash plume East and North, it is not expected … Read more Iceland: Grímsvötn Eruption “Will Not Impact Aviation for 24 Hours”