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Aviation’s contribution to global warming higher than expected

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The FINANCIAL. — Major new study reveals that aviation could consume up to one-sixth of the remaining temperature budget to limit warming to 1.5˚C. According to UKRI aviation is responsible for more global warming than implied by its carbon footprint alone.…

First active leak of methane found in Antarctica, reason of seep remains a mystery

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The FINANCIAL — First active leak of greenhouse gas – Methane discovered in Antarctica. Scientists have long warned about the impact on the planet if methane leaks. Methane is a particularly powerful greenhouse gas due to its ability to absorb heat. Over a 20-year period, a kilogram of methane warms the planet as much as 80 times…

Record-breaking heatwave in Antarctica melted one of its island’s 20%

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The FINANCIAL — Recent heatwave hitting Antarctica Islands caused 20% of the snow to melt. These short-term heat waves can have long-lasting consequences. The Antarctic Ice Sheet lost around three trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017. On February 6, 2020, weather stations recorded the hottest temperature on record for Antarctica. Thermometers at the…