Massive Eruptions In The Tropics Can Trigger Global Weather Events

Massive Eruptions In The Tropics Can Trigger Global Weather Events

We know that volcanic eruptions can cause some pretty devastating results, and that’s putting it lightly. From destroying entire cities to bombarding the planet with rock and lava, the effects can be devasting. In fact, the most powerful volcanic eruption unleashed an astonishing 5,000 times more energy than our most powerful nuclear weapon. The fiery mountains…

Australian Cities Could Bake In 50C Summer Days By 2040

Australian Cities Could Bake In 50C Summer Days By 2040

A new paper has some genuinely shocking news for Australia: Even if the Paris Agreement’s 2°C (3.6°F) warming limit is adhered to, the desert continent’s cities will experience summer days of 50°C (122°F) by as soon as 2040. Unless the more ambitious 1.5°C (2.7°F) limit is kept – which until recently was thought to be…

Scottish Village Mysteriously Buried In Sand 300 Years Ago Finally Gives Up Its Secrets

Scottish Village Mysteriously Buried In Sand 300 Years Ago Finally Gives Up Its Secrets

Some 300 years ago, the little farming town of Broo in Scotland’s Shetland Islands, Britain’s northernmost group of island, became engulfed in sand after an onslaught of freak sandstorms. Around the mid-1750s, the once-fertile land was riddled with sand and the residents were eventually forced to abandon the town after their homes were obliterated. A reverend visiting…

Australian Cities Could Bake Under 50C Summer Days By 2040

Australian Cities Could Bake Under 50C Summer Days By 2040

A new paper has some genuinely shocking news for Australia: Even if the Paris Agreement’s 2°C (3.6°F) warming limit is adhered to, the desert continent’s cities will experience summer days of 50°C (122°F) by as soon as 2040. Unless the more ambitious 1.5°C (2.7°F) limit is kept – which until recently was thought to be…

Breitbart Claims That The Dying Great Barrier Reef Is "Fake News"

Breitbart Claims That The Dying Great Barrier Reef Is "Fake News"

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a microcosm demonstrating what the excesses of human activity can do to the planet’s natural beauty. By all accounts, it’s in trouble: increasingly warm and acidic waters are triggering record-breaking bleaching events and die-offs. That’s why it’s curious that Breitbart – the “platform for the alt-right” that’s neck-deep in…

Scientists Have Drilled Into The Lost Continent Of Zealandia

Scientists Have Drilled Into The Lost Continent Of Zealandia

The deep oceans of the South Pacific have been hiding a secret for millions of years. In the waters surrounding New Zealand, scientists recently discovered the planet’s seventh continent, the majority of which now lies a kilometer underwater. Now researchers have started to unravel its secrets, by drilling down into the rock and studying what…

UK Beats Own Renewable Energy Record For The Second Time This Year

UK Beats Own Renewable Energy Record For The Second Time This Year

Renewables made up close to a third of electricity in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, breaking the country’s previous record (Q1 2017) for the highest percentage of electricity generated from sustainable sources. This is according to a recent government report.    Wind energy saw the most growth, with onshore wind rising by 50 percent (2.0 TWh)…