Climate change endangers Winter Olympics

As you know, the Russian city of Sochi is the host of the Winter Olympics since Friday. According to a brand new study, this might be the right time as it is most probable the city won’t be able to do so in the future because of climate change. According to the climatologists from the… Continue reading Climate change endangers Winter Olympics

Is global warming causing a cold spring ?

Temperatures in northern Europe and parts of the United States are currently colder than average – see these articles from The Independant, Der Spiegel and the Washington Post. Given this, one can reasonably ask : Did the record Arctic melt triggered this cold winter ? To climatologists, it seems likely as previous studies have shown.… Continue reading Is global warming causing a cold spring ?

Protect our winters : ” get political, be vocal “

You might be familiar with the problem if you are an avid skier or snowboarder : the climate is getting warmer and warmer, thus reducing the possibilities of enjoying your favorite sports. This led a pro snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, to start the Protect Our Winters campaign ” after having been turned away from areas that… Continue reading Protect our winters : ” get political, be vocal “

Record-breaking weather in America and Europe

This is getting truly worrying. To TreeHugger : “The first week of the new year has seen temperatures that are in some parts of the nation nearly 40 degrees (Fahrenheit) higher than average. Which is crazy. “ The situation on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is similar as The Guardian notes : “The… Continue reading Record-breaking weather in America and Europe

Global weirding and warming at my doorstep

I wanted to write about how I am witnessing the weirding and warming climate myself. So far, France has seen an incredibly dry spring with dramatic droughts to the point of endangering many cultures. Then, summer came, with rain, a lot of it. It was one of the rainiest summers I had seen. You would… Continue reading Global weirding and warming at my doorstep

The hottest winter ever recorded worldwide

A US meteorological agency released this week a study stating that the winter we had this year was the hottest since data exists. Indeed, according to the study done by NOAA : “December 2006 – February 2007 temperatures were above average in Europe, Asia, western Africa, southeastern Brazil, and the northeast half of the United… Continue reading The hottest winter ever recorded worldwide