High above the storm clouds, lightning powers gamma-ray flashes and ultraviolet ‘elves’
The results show the TGF was produced by the high-electric fields produced just prior to a lightning bolt within the thunderstorm cloud - occurring milliseconds after the onset of the lightning leader, which was key to the TGF's formation.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected
A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organisations have produced the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
Partisanship and event characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather
The work is part of a growing body of research exploring the links between personal experience with an extreme weather event and social mobilization around climate change.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Florida Tech finds megadroughts fueled cloud forest activity
Sediment samples show recovery from some ecosystem damage is possible.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Ecology & Evolution
Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets
Researchers looked at the risk of simultaneous breadbasket failures due to climatic extremes, and how the risk has changed over time.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days
The trend could cause health risks for newborns.
8 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Tipping points push Earth towards hothouse climate
The “active” tipping points include the extensive loss of Arctic sea ice and ice sheets in Greenland, West Antarctica and the Wilkes Basin of East Antarctica, the thawing of permafrost, and the destruction of boreal forests and the Amazon rainforest.
6 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
NASA, French space laser measures massive migration of ocean animals
Researchers observed this vertical migration pattern using the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
First ‘lab in a field’ experiment reveals a sunnier side of climate change
The field trial experiment - the first of its kind - was set up to investigate the link between warmer Octobers in the United Kingdom and higher yields of oilseed rape.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ Current Biology
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage
Researchers calculate damages caused by weather phenomenon in the West over 40-year period.
4 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science Advances