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The glaciers of Alaska are melting and retreating: the chief cause is climate change and the loss of ice is unlikely to slow, according to a new study by U.S. scientists.
Egypt is vulnerable to, and will be disproportionally hit by, the effects of climate change, especially rising sea levels, an academic and governmental panel agreed at Cairo Climate Talks Tuesday evening. Hosted at the Greek Campus in Downtown, the speakers warned that as Egypt’s population and business cling to seas and rivers, rising sea levels poses a threat to food security, water, and population displacement.
Bad news for the climate came again this week as a group of scientists examined satellite data to show just how quickly the ice cover on the Antarctic continent is melting. According to the BBC, glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula had been relatively stable up until a critical turning point in 2009.

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Welcome to Climate Change Monitoring

The Climate Change Monitoring Services (CCMS) is taking steps to bring this evidence to the public's attention, with the goal of building support for action to reduce the heat-trapping gas emissions that cause global warming. We have developed - and always updated - a world map, viewable online and also available as an Online Maps, that shows where the fingerprints and harbingers of global warming have occurred in recent years. By showing the local consequences of climate change, it brings the message home effectively.

Frustrated because a friend or colleague says global warming is the future's problem?

Compelling new evidence demonstrates that global warming is already under way with consequences that must be faced today as well as tomorrow. The evidence is of two kinds:

  • Fingerprints of global warming are indicators of the global, long-term warming trend observed in the historical record. They include heat waves, sea-level rise, melting glaciers and warming of the poles.
  • Harbingers are events that foreshadow the impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming. They include spreading disease, earlier spring arrival, plant and animal range shifts, coral reef bleaching, downpours, and droughts and fires.

Climate Change events

Weather Clouds

Coral Bleaching

Disease

Drought

Glacier Melting

Heatwave

Heavy Storm

Methane efflux

Migration

Polar Melting

Sea-level Rise

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