Records show Arctic sea ice in October was at its lowest and isn't recovering as fast find new study
Water temperatures in the eastern part of the Arctic, north of Siberia, was two to four degrees warmer than normal, and in the Baffin Bay, it was one to two degrees warmer.
The emissions drop from lockdowns were short-term, like those on holidays such as Christmas or the Chinese Spring Festival.
Thirty million sq km of ecosystems world over is agricultural or pasture land that was once forest, grasslands and shrublands.
The globe set this record despite a La Nina, which is a cooling of parts of the central Pacific that changes weather patterns and usually slightly lowers temperatures.
With some 100 members – scientists, technicians and crew, the expedition the largest Arctic science expedition in history.
'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.
She said, "It is time for leaders to leave their comfort zones and see the danger that we are in and do something about it."
Researchers are of the opinion that countries around the world need to take action to reduce emissions, slow decline of ice sheets and mitigate sea-level rise.
The reconstruction and analysis show that Earth's climate can be grouped into discrete states, based on changing greenhouse gas levels and growth of polar ice sheets.
These findings have profound and troubling implications which include potentially driving more "intense, destructive hurricanes" as ocean surfaces warm.
Xi has previously pledged to increase government support for new technologies while doing more to fight pollution, protect natural resources and expand the country’s national park networks.
Siberia is facing forest 'zombie' fires as a result of climate change, releases huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere
It is a vicious circle where these fires made worse by climate change release gases that in turn exacerbate climate change.
Richest one percent responsible for twice the carbon emissions than half of world's poorest population
With just 1C of warming so far, Earth is already battling more frequent and intense wildfires, droughts and super storms rendered more powerful by rising seas.
Calculating the Antarctic sheet was trickier as the East Antarctic ice sheet can gain mass due to global warming, as warmer temperatures cause increased snowfall.
Scientists develop new way to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing earthquake sounds
They used existing seismic monitoring equipment and historic data on earthquakes find out how much the temperature of the ocean has altered and continues changing.
Even in the lower emissions scenario, the Greenland sheet would raise oceans by around three cm by 2100 — beyond what is already destined to melt due to the additional 1C of warming humans have caused in the industrial age.
Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change
The ice came off a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and is around 110 square kilometres big.
Human activities emitted 42 billion tonnes of CO₂ in 2019 alone and the report shows a shortfall of about 15 billion tonnes between the commitments and pathways consistent to limit warming to below 2℃.
David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves
At the start of the Extinction: The Facts documentary, Attenborough said, "We are facing a crisis and one that has consequences for us all."
World is inching closer to the 1.5 degree limit set by Paris Agreement, may exceed it in the next decade: UN report
The world already has warmed nearly 1.1 degrees Celsius since the late 1800s, and the last five years are hotter than the previous five years.