Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Tuesday 3rd of April 2018
"A new analysis of satellite data has found "extreme" changes underway at eight of Antarctica's major glaciers, as unusually warm... water is eating away at the glaciers' icy grasp on the seafloor. As a result, the grounding line... has been receding by as much as 600 feet per year, a new study shows... the land-based ice then speeds up..."
"Bahrain has discovered its biggest oil field in more than 80 years. The “highly significant” oil and deep gas resource is thought to dwarf the Gulf kingdom’s current reserves, according to an official announcement on Sunday"
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"More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect ecosystems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism revenues and... jobs"
*Photo credit: see #5 below
"The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)... has widespread presence of such glacial [meltwater] lakes and many of them are potential sources of flood. It is in this context that ICIMOD has done the first comprehensive mapping... [in the HKH]"
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*Photo credit: see #11 below
"[For the Philippines' New Clark City], the aim is to build a city equipped to deal with climate shocks... and to promote healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable living by putting nature at the heart of development, urban experts say"
Article #1 photo by: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center:
Article #2 photo by: Todd Korol/Reuters
Article #3 photo by: Hasan Jamali/AP:
Article #5 photo by: Alamy Stock Photo:
Article #8 photo by: Terry Eliasen / Twitter:
Article #9 photo by: Geophysical Research Letters:
Article #10 photo by: Frances Ozenna:
Article #11 photo by: Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), March 15, 2018 via Thomson Reuters Foundation:
Article #12 photo by: Spencer Platt/Getty Images:
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