Tuesday, March 28, 2017

effects of global warming

In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, a youth takes a drink on a hill overlooking the city after a long hot day in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without an El Nino warming the world’s waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that February 2017 ...
This Jan. 14, 2017 photo provided by Fraser Shilling shows flooding along Highway 37 near Vallejo, California. (Fraser Shilling via AP)

BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ocean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say, and this month’s damage and deaths highlight that even a state known as a global ...
In this June 17, 2016 file-pool photo, a fisherman drives a boat during Secretary of State John Kerry's tour of the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle in Ilulissat, Greenland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal ...
Danielle Perez, right, Taylor Schmuki and Grace Morris, all working with NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, carefully scoop out tiny Dungeness crab larvae that were caught in marine traps set out the day before for testing in Mukilteo, Wash., on July 26, 2016.

BY PHUONG LE MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — Millions of pounds of Dungeness crab are pulled from Pacific Northwest waters each year in a more than century-old ritual for commercial and recreational fishermen. But as marine waters absorb more carbon dioxide ...
In this photo provided by Michael Bevis, The Ohio State University, the Greenland Global Positioning System (GPS) Network (GNET) in Greenland.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting. So instead of losing ...
In this June 8, 2016, file photo, children cool off under water fountains on a sunny day, in Pamplona northern Spain.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally, June was the ...
In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Chris Lene sweeps water out of one of the businesses in the building he owns that was flooded by rainwater in Sacramento, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn’t quite end California’s four-year drought. In its monthly update Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
This two-picture combo provided by the University of Miami, top, and Chris Langdon, shows the Carysfort Reef in Florida in 1976 and 2016.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It’s something that scientists had ...
Office workers arrive to work in the pouring rain in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the ...
In this July 2, 2015 file photo, a rancher looks toward his cattle grazing on a barren hillside in Tulare County, outside of Porterville, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists ...
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