Science and research
Methane escapes from the sea floor in Antarctica
Researchers are very concerned about the rapid methane release in the Antarctic Ross Sea, southeast of New Zealand. Methane is 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2, and the source of the methane is believed to be thousands of years old algae deposits embedded under sediments.
Ocean vortices move at high speed in the direction of the pols
Last change: Isolde Moussot 16.06.2020
800 meters per year on average, ocean eddies move towards the pols. Global warming is a major factor in this.
Just 5000 years ago, the Sahara was green
Climatic changes have turned the Sahara into a desert. More detailed connections are explained very well in the appended sources.
We only have 10 years left to reach the 2 degree target
It is time for action! Now!
says the Potsdam climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. If we allow this decade to pass by without sufficient action, our earth will reach a global warming of 4 to 5 degrees this century.
This May was the warmest in the world since records began
According to data from the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme
These records started in 1979, and in parts of Siberia it was even 10 degrees warmer. It was much warmer in Alaska and Antarctica. The CO2 concentration also reports new records, at the Zugspitze 418 ppm in March 2020, which is 3 ppm more than in March 2019.
Der letzte Winter war der wärmste Winter in Europa, seit Begin der Wetteraufzeichnungen
meldet der Klimawandeldienst Corpernicus
Damit war es diesen Winter durchschnittlich 3,4 Grad wärmer in Europa als 1981 bis 2010.
More volcanic eruptions due to climate change?
The reason is said to be a decreasing pressure on the earth's crust because the ice is melting.
Worldwide methane emissions on one map
Methane contributes significantly to global warming. On this interactive map you can see how much methane is emitted in which regions of the earth at what time.
Indicate your location and you will see how the development of global warming in your city looks like
Very impressively it is shown how global warming has changed since the beginning of weather recording in the selected city.
Innovative battery invented with up to 2500 km range?
by the British engineer Trevor Jackson - Fakenews or true?
Last change: Isolde Moussot 02.11.2019
According to sources, the British engineer Trevor Jackson has developed a new battery with a range of up to 2500 km. A contract has already been signed to manufacture the battery on a large scale in Great Britain.
Lack of nutrients in plants due to more CO2 in the air?
Plants have less nutrients due to the increased amount of CO2 in the air, according to the evaluations of scientists Matthew Smith and Samuel Myers. This can also lead to malnutrition in humans.
Fuel from sunlight and ambient air
from by Aldo Steinfeld, ETH Professor for Renewable Energy Sources
The fuel presented is CO2 neutral