Scientists are now able to check how the ice mass is changing in Greenland and Antarctica, where measuring instruments cannot be installed. The new method involves determining changes in the Earth's shape based on observations of anomalies in the movement of artificial satellites and 'orbit memory'.
In Kenya, the changing climate is disrupting the seasons; the region suffers from water shortages. Brazil faces the predatory exploitation of natural resources. An international team including scientists from Poland wants to support these communities in building the planet's 'resistance' to changing conditions.
Scientists from the Alfred Jahn Cold Regions Research Centre of the University of Wrocław (UWr) are investigating places with a high risk of future tsunami waves. Scientists plan to prepare recommendations for local communities on how to mitigate the effects of geohazards connected to climate change.
No effort required: just a photo of plastics collected by the river and a photo of the surrounding vegetation. Anyone interested can help scientists create a map of macroplastic pollution of mountain rivers, says the initiator of the campaign, Dr. Maciej Liro from the Institute of Nature Conservation PAS.
Over the last several years, in Poland we have been observing a trend of a slight but clear decrease in storm activity. However, if storms do occur, the phenomena may become extremely intense, says Artur Surowiecki, a researcher of dangerous weather phenomena from the University of Warsaw.
The economy of climate change is not just the funds needed, for example, to implement EU regulations; it is also an opportunity for the development of new industries and businesses, which is why it is necessary to communicate this problem precisely, says Dr. Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala from the University of Economics in Katowice.
During the rapid global cooling between approx. 12,000 and 11,000 BCE, the occurrence of clearly warmer summers was observed in Europe. Scientists from the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences study this anomaly and look for analogies with the process of contemporary climate change.