Posts for topic Atmosphere

Breathing poison in the world’s most polluted city

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

Saharan dust, traffic fumes and smog from Europe may be clogging up London’s air at present – and causing alarm in the newspapers – but in the world’s most polluted city London’s air would be considered unusually refreshing. That city is Delhi, the Indian capital, where air quality reports now make essential reading for anxious residents.

2014 warmest year on record, say US researchers

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Last month, the World Meteorological Organization released provisional figures that predicted the past 12 months were set to be record breakers.

The long-term global average temperature is calculated from data collected between 1951 and 1980.

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

Level: , Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news, Population

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.