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The death of an Oasis in the Mahgreb region of the Sahara

Oases disappear from Sahara in tropical death zone

Geoff Ebbs /17 December, 2016

Residents of the Mahgreb region in Sahara desert are losing their local Oases as extreme temperatures and lower rainfall become the norm across the region. Global warming is pushing existing climate away from the equator toward the poles. Starting at the equator, a tropical death-zone has appeared wiping out mangroves, coral reefs and now desert Continue Reading →

Arctic tipping points break more records

Geoff Ebbs /13 December, 2016

The Arctic continues to break records for warm winter temperatures and low coverage of sea ice. There was less than one million square kilometres of ice at the end of November, the lowest amount on record and less than half the long term average for this time of year. Temperatures are ten degrees Celsius above Continue Reading →