Using data collected by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 2 satellite over the past two years, they reported the spread of was particularly prominent along the Antarctic Peninsula coast and is expected to increase due to global warming. This is because the slushy melting snow provides the perfect environment for these microscopic organisms to thrive. … [Read more...] about Climate change is turning Antarctica’s snow green and the effects can now be seen from space
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Current pledges put the world on track for roughly 3C of warming this century. Scientists say that level would have severe consequences for sea-level rise, extreme weather events and mass migration as people flee regions where the local climate becomes uninhabitable. … [Read more...] about UN delays climate summit, citing pandemic
There is excitement around Extinction Rebellion’s appearance on the Park stage on Thursday. Friends Harry Hayward and Minnie Bartley (both 22) and Joe Holley (23) are sitting in the park eating pizza, Harry in a multi-coloured umbrella hat (“It’s quite sweaty”). It’s their first time at Glastonbury. They want to talk about environmentalism and politics (it has been noted that more people yelled: “fuck the government and fuck Boris” at Stormzy’s Saturday headline set than will actually be able to vote for Johnson to be prime minister, while Zac Goldsmith was booed at his own event). … [Read more...] about Revelry and rebellion: is this the greenest Glastonbury yet?
The research found that the EASM dominated annual precipitation varied between 420 and 280 millimeters during the Holocene period in the basin, indicating a generally semi-arid environment on the southern Mongolian plateau. And the basin was broadly covered by open steppe vegetation throughout the Holocene. … [Read more...] about Researchers reconstruct precipitation changes of transition zone in North China’s arid, semi-arid regions
The design of Godzilla was worked on a lot by Weta Workshop in New Zealand, and my brief to them was: “Imagine if it’s a real animal that really exists, and 60 years ago it appeared off the coast of Japan and people witnessed it but didn’t take any pictures, so they went running off trying to describe it, and Toho made all their movies based on that description. So in our film, for the first time you get to see the animal that they saw.” We took some license to make it more animalistic, and real. The thing we mainly brought to it is there are a lot of curves on the original Godzilla—a lot of rounded shapes by the snout, especially—and that can look cute sometimes, like a Muppet. We went for more square, sharper, aggressive-looking shapes using dogs, bears, and birds of prey as models. Do you remember Sam the Eagle from The Muppets? He has a very noble look, so we copied that idea of putting his nose close to the top of his head; it makes it seem like … [Read more...] about ‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards Says Godzilla Is a ‘God’ Protecting Mankind Against Climate Change