01/12/2016

Global Energy Transition: Paris Agreement entered into force

Global Warming in the Arctic: A Sensitive Climate Gone Off the Rails by Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Union of Concerned Scientists. “It is polar night in the Arctic—a darkness that lasts from early October to early March. Temperatures rarely escape freezing in that darkness, averaging -30° F until the light begins to return in spring. Right now, however, temperatures across much of the Arctic are 36 degrees F [20 degrees Celsius] above normal. Large areas are well above freezing. And instead of rapidly expanding, sea ice extent is in decline. Taken together, this is not unusual. It’s unheard of (...) The Arctic plays an important role in moderating global climate. When heat from the tropics is delivered north to the Arctic by winds and ocean currents, the region exerts a cooling effect on both. Without this distribution of energy, the lower latitudes would overheat (...) the Arctic, like the rest of the planet, is warming, and unlike the rest of the planet, warming in the Arctic can feed rapidly on itself (...) “A small temperature increase at the poles leads to still greater warming over time, making the poles the most sensitive regions to climate change on Earth. According to scientific measurements, both the thickness and extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic have shown a dramatic decline over the past thirty years (...) The loss of sea ice also has the potential to accelerate global warming trends and to change climate patterns.”

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El Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad ha concedido a Applied Nanoparticles SL una ayuda en el marco de la convocatoria Horizonte Pyme 2015