39 Year Study Finds Snow Cover Decrease

In a new paper, published in Nature, researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the Environment and Climate Change Canada, working as part of European Space Agency’s (ESA’s)  Climate Change Initiative, have reliably estimated the amount of annual snow mass and changes in snow cover in the northern hemisphere between 1980 and 2018. Warming […]

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2019 Europe’s Warmest Year Yet

New data from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Service reported 2019 was the warmest on record in Europe, although for the world as a whole it has previously been reported that 2019 was the second warmest. Many places across the continent saw temperature peaks that were 3-4C warmer than normal with the number of ‘sunshine hours’ […]

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WWF Seek Global Support to Persuade UNESCO to add ‘Seasons’ to the World Heritage list

The Norwegian branch of the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, working with clothing company Bergans, have launched an initiative to ‘Save the Seasons’ in a bid to have them added, and thus preserved, as part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Pyramids, temples, Stonehenge, reefs and… seasons? Everything previously included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list is either […]

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World’s Longest Ski Run is Skiable in Full Less Often as Climate Change Bites

What’s generally regarded as the world’s longest lift-accessed ski run, the famous Vallée Blanche above Chamonix, looks set to lose its status, for a large part of the winter at least, as climate change melts away the Mer de Glace glacier beneath it. The occasionally 20km long run, with a potential vertical descent of around […]

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