The Looming El Niño Could Cost the World Trillions of Dollars
The Pacific Ocean has moved away from La Niña conditions, which occur when a long band of cold water forms near the coast of South America. Now, it is heading towards a different phase called El Niño, where a...
Climate Models Warn of Possible Super El Nino
Climate experts are warning of a possible El Niño phenomenon later this year. El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean that can cause extreme weather events worldwide. Some models suggest a "super El Niño" with very high...
Top 10 Threats to the Survival of Civilization
In today's world, civilization is much more complex than in the past. It now involves a global network of advanced technology and complex social organization that goes beyond what Webster, a famous dictionary writer, could have imagined. Civilization today is...
Ice Age Europeans Sought Refuge in Spain, But Met Their End in Italy
New research has revealed the huge impact that climate change and migration had on early human populations in Europe. The study’s findings highlight the incredible resilience of our ancestors in the face of dramatic climate change. It also sheds light...
Patriarch Bartholomew Urges Humanity to Protect the Environment
Humanity is not learning its lessons from climate change and protecting the environment, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said on Tuesday in a message on the "Day of Protecting the Natural Environment." The spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox spoke of the...
Ancient ‘Ghost Footprints’ Discovered in Utah Desert
Archaeologists recently discovered a set of mysterious ‘ghost footprints’ in the salt flats of the Utah desert that became visible after it rained. The rain had caused the footprints to become moist and darken in color, but they later...
Greece Braces for First Heatwave of Summer
Greece is bracing for the first heatwave of the summer season with meteorologists warning that, starting on Wednesday, temperatures in several parts of Greece will climb up to 37C (98.6F). The temperature in Evros will rise to 34C while in...
Piraeus Bank Among Europe’s Climate Leaders for 2022
Piraeus Bank is among the top 400 Climate Leader companies in Europe for the second consecutive year, according to the Financial Times. Piraeus Bank is the only Greek company included in the Financial Times list of "Europe's Climate Leaders" in...
Mediterranean Turning into Tropical Sea, WWF Warns
The Mediterranean is turning into a tropical sea due to the rising global temperatures, the World Wide Fund for Nature warned in a report.
The Earth Itself May Be an Intelligent Entity, Scientists Say
If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own? A recent research paper explores this fascinating question. A US team of scientists published a paper exploring just this question in the International...