North America's tallest mountain could start expelling years' worth of human faeces due to global warming. USA Today reports Denali could be home to around 66 tonnes of human waste from climbers who left it frozen for years. But a process that has been speeding up due to climate change means that this waste may start to melt out of the glacier "as soon as this summer". North America's tallest mountain renamed New Zealand's glaciers ravaged by savage summer Franz Josef desperate for tourists after torrential storms National Park Service glaciologist Michael Loso conducted experiments that showed discarded excrement left in snow pits or thrown into deep crevasses in the mountain eventually resurfaced downstream, despite people thinking for years it would be ground up by the ice. "The waste will emerge at the surface not very different from when it was buried... It will be smushed and have been frozen and be really wet," he told USA Today. "We expect it to still smell bad and look bad." … [Read more...] about Climate change set to defrost 60 tonnes of human faeces on USA’s tallest mountain
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The UK is experiencing the highest winter temperatures since records began over a hundred years ago. The hottest February measurement ever recorded was taken in mid-Wales on Monday, beating the previous highest temperature for the month, set in 1998 in London. The record was broken again today, when a temperature of 20.8C was measured in Porthmadog, Wales. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial The soaring temperatures have been described as “an extreme weather event” by the Met Office and come at the end of a particularly mild winter. Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told The … [Read more...] about Is our hot winter because of climate change?
Paying no attention to nearby divers, a killer whale and her calf hunting for food frolic in a snowy Norwegian fjord. Their favourite meal, herring, abounds, but climate change means both predator and prey must increasingly migrate further north. The clear and calm waters of Reisafjorden, in Norway's Far North, have in recent years become the winter playground of the Scandinavian country's killer whale population. At three degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit), the cold water is perfect for the herring which, ahead of the spawning season in February and March, have fattened up and make a tasty dish for the hungry killer whales, also known as orcas. As if they were performing an underwater ballet, the whales encircle a school of herring, forcing them up to the surface before slapping the water with their large tail fins to stun them. "Then they all share the feast," eating only the best parts of the fish: the eggs, meat and semen, explains Pierre Robert de Latour, founder of the … [Read more...] about Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north
Science & Environment By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, Katowice 15 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46577592 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsUN climate change conference 2018 … [Read more...] about Climate change talks run into extra time
Sputnik: What does this latest attack mean for the people of Strasbourg and France as a whole? © REUTERS / Vincent KesslerSeven People Linked to Suspected Strasbourg Shooter in Custody – ProsecutorRobert Spencer: What it constituted was a reminder that Macron is wrong when he considers climate change the worst problem that France faces. Recently we've seen the large-scale protests and riots against his climate change tax but this is a reminder that France faces other threats which may be even larger. Sputnik: This is the most recent terror attack in the country after a series of high profile attacks occurred in different parts of the country. Does France have a problem with terrorism? Robert Spencer: France has a very serious problem with terrorism. The French interior minister said yesterday that Cherif Chekatt, the Strasbourg murderer, was being watched in a relatively serious manner which means he … [Read more...] about Author on Terrorism: Macron Was Wrong Considering Climate Change Worst Problem