Grim signs of the biosphere under threat
Faster Arctic warming and Earth’s changing gravity tell us more than one would expect
Scientists from University College London have found that faster warming in the Arctic will lead to a global 2 degree Celsius rise being reached eight years earlier than if the region was warming at the average global rate.
Geodesy researcher Andreas Kvas explains how Earth’s geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravity field are affected by climate-relevant processes. “Variations in Earth’s gravity field are related to mass change signals such as ice mass loss, water storage variations, and sea level rise,” he explains in this month’s Geotalk blog.
In early November, EGU observed International Day for Biosphere Reserves by sharing some lesser known facts about these reserves around the world. And to mark 90 years since the first fake photo of the Loch Ness Monster, Devayani Khare dives deep into the monster lore, only to discover that most folk tales and myths last for a reason.
Finally, the Call for Abstracts for EGU24 is now open, so make sure to advertise your sessions and apply for travel support grants now! You can stay up-to-date with information EGU24 by subscribing to receive updates in your inbox at the beginning of each month.