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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #30

Posted on 27 July 2019 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 21 through Sat, July 27, 2019

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Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet

The hot air moving up from North Africa has not merely broken European temperature records but surpassed them by 2, 3 or 4 degrees Celsius

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The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world's second largest ice sheet, the United Nations said on Friday.

Clare Nullis, spokeswoman for the U.N. World Meteorological Organization, said the hot air moving up from North Africa had not merely broken European temperature records on Thursday but surpassed them by 2, 3 or 4 degrees Celsius, which she described as "absolutely incredible".

"According to forecasts, and this is of concern, the atmospheric flow is now going to transport that heat towards Greenland," she told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva.

"This will result in high temperatures and consequently enhanced melting of the Greenland ice sheet," she said. "We don't know yet whether it will beat the 2012 level, but it's close."

Nullis cited data from Denmark's Polar Portal, which measures the daily gains and losses in surface mass of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

"In July alone, it lost 160 billion tonnes of ice through surface melting. That's roughly the equivalent of 64 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. Just in July. Just surface melt - it's not including ocean melt as well."

Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet by Tom Miles, Reuters, July 26, 2019


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  1. The Brave or Naieve article links to the Australian refugees article.

    Correct link to Brave of Naieve article here.

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    [JH] Correct url has been inserted into the OP. Thank you for bringing this glitch to our attention.

  2. This may interest you.  It's a story of the effect of "Dzud winters" on the nomadic lives of people in the Mongolian Steppes.  Climate change appears to have hit them hard.

    Deadly Winters ... For Herders In Mongolia

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