As these tempests move over the ocean, they suppress cloud coverage and rainfall in their wakes, new research has revealed. Such changes, which might become more pronounced with climate change, could affect navigation and fishing, researchers have suggested.
Climate scientists can confidently tie global warming to impacts such as sea-level rise and extreme heat. But ask how rising temperatures will affect rainfall and storms, and the answers get a lot shakier.
A study by researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University analyzed the changes in weather can be brought on in Asian monsoon regions due to global warming employing a high-resolution climate simulation. They simulated the formation of clouds and their dissipation.
If jet streams are weak enough and a tropical storm floats north, the wild card that dictates its path forward is the Bermuda High, an offshore merry-go-round of air that can snag storms propelled from Africa and send them clockwise: west across the Bermuda Triangle, and up the United States coast.
Pollution, construction, storms and illegal trade are threatening the tiny pipefish.
For humans they are noisy and messy neighbours, but they come for a reason. Stronger storms and wilder weather by the coast give fewer surviving chicks in their natural bird cliff habitat.
Record temperatures pose many direct threats to human health and the environment in Australia. It has also fueled a crisis in the ocean.
New Jersey is projected to experience "dramatic" sea level rise through the rest of this century, bringing worsening storm surges and more regular flooding to the Garden State
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.