If the world gets warmer by 2°C, we’re screwed. To prevent that, the UN signed the Paris Agreement, an international treaty designed to keep the average global temperature ‘well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels’...A.K.A. what the Earth was like before factories started spewing greenhouse gases into the air.
Counter to what most expected in a globally warming planet, the Southeast of the US has been getting colder during winter and spring months instead of warmer. New research shines a light on the long noticed trend of cooling in the Southeast US during winter and spring months compared to the rest of the continental US.
A recent collaborative research project between scientists from academia and government agencies has identified climate warming as the dominant driver of an increase in algal growth in the Athabasca oil sands region of northern Alberta.