Tag Archives: temperature

Warmest decade on record brings record temperatures and weather extremes

In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas—have loaded up in the atmosphere, heating the planet and pushing humanity onto a climatic seesaw of weather irregularities. High-temperature records in many places […] … learn more→

Bachelor’s paradise: how will sea turtles cope with climate change?

Many species have dubious futures in the face of climate change. But sea turtles have a particularly pressing problem: their gender is determined by temperature. Australia has ecologically and culturally significant populations of sea turtles, that also have value to the tourism industry. Some of them live out their lives in Australia, while others just […] … learn more→