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Hotter Summers

June 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Climate Scientists Forecast Permanently Hotter SummersScienceDaily (June 6, 2011) — The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists.

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Carbon Release to Atmosphere

June 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Carbon Release to Atmosphere 10 Times Faster Than in the Past, Geologists Find ScienceDaily (June 6, 2011) — The rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago, the best analog we have for current global warming, according […]

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Global warming and Arctic access

June 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

With Global Warming, Arctic Access Will Diminish by Land but Improve by Sea

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Trees and global warming

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Global Warming May Increase the Capacity of Trees to Store CarbonScienceDaily (May 25, 2011) — One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests. Trees and plants capture carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, thereby removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and storing some of […]

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Climate change and the Arctic

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Striking Ecological Impact on Canada’s Arctic Coastline Linked to Global Climate Change ScienceDaily (May 16, 2011) — Scientists from Queen’s and Carleton universities head a national multidisciplinary research team that has uncovered startling new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America’s largest Arctic delta.

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Antarctic Icebergs Help Ocean Take Up Carbon Dioxide

May 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Antarctic Icebergs Help Ocean Take Up Carbon Dioxide ScienceDaily (May 11, 2011) — The first comprehensive study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep […]

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Can Clouds Help Mitigate Global Warming?

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Can Clouds Help Mitigate Global Warming? Missing Links Found in Biology of Cloud Formation Over Oceans ScienceDaily (May 11, 2011) —

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Effects Of A Hotter Planet

May 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011 by National Public Radio World’s Farmers Feel The Effects Of A Hotter Planet by Richard Harris Scientists have long predicted that — eventually — temperatures and altered rainfall caused by global climate change will take a toll on four of the most important crops in the world: rice, wheat […]

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Climate Change in Arctic

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Effects of Climate Change in Arctic More Extensive Than Expected, Report Finds ScienceDaily (May 4, 2011) — A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra: The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges […]

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Gulf stream and global warming

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Indian Ocean current ‘could save British climate’An ocean current on the other side of the world could save Britain from a freezing climate like that seen in the film The Day After Tomorrow, say scientists.

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Ozone Hole

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Ozone Hole Linked to Climate Change All the Way to the EquatorScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2011) — In a study to be published in the April 21st issue of Science, researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science report their findings that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected […]

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Sea Level Rise

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Melting Ice on Arctic Islands a Major Player in Sea Level Rise ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) — Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought, according to a new study led by a University of Michigan researcher.

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Book review: ‘Here on Earth’ by Tim Flannery

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Book review: ‘Here on Earth’ by Tim Flannery The zoologist is optimistic about the odds of human survival but believes it will take sweeping behavioral change.

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Prehistoric recovery

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Earth Recovered from Prehistoric Global Warming Faster Than Previously ThoughtScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) — Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought, according to evidence from a prehistoric event analyzed by a Purdue University-led team.

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Penguins That Shun Ice

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Penguins That Shun Ice Still Lose Big from a Warming ClimateScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — Fluctuations in penguin populations in the Antarctic are linked more strongly to the availability of their primary food source than to changes in their habitats, according to a new study published online on April 11 in the Proceedings of the […]

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Clues for Predicting Climate Change

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Ancient Fossils Hold Clues for Predicting Future Climate ChangeScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2011) — By studying fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago, UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been able to construct an ancient climate record that holds clues about the long-term effects of Earth’s current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a key contributor to […]

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New York set to be big loser as sea levels rise

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13011073 8 April 2011 New York set to be big loser as sea levels rise By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News, Vienna New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.

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Depletion of Arctic Ozone

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Record Depletion of Arctic Ozone Layer Causing Increased UV Radiation in Scandinavia ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2011) — Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east […]

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Trees and climate change

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Tree Growth and Fecundity Affected More by Climate Change Than Previously Thought ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2011) — An 18-year study of 27,000 individual trees by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists finds that tree growth and fecundity–the ability to produce viable seeds–are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

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Should We Remain Silent About Climate Change?

April 4th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher To talk of climate change or not to talk of climate change — that is the question. For the last several years many of the biggest players in the climate movement have argued that to save the planet we need to purge the words “global warming” and […]

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…are we to blame?

April 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, April 2, 2011 by The Guardian/UK Natural Disasters?Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? Plus, survivors tell their tales by Bill McKibben

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CO2 and droughts

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Cutting Carbon Dioxide Could Help Prevent Droughts, New Research Shows ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2011) — Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give Earth a wetter climate in the short term. New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken Caldeira offers a novel […]

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Antarctic icebergs and climate

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Antarctic Icebergs Play a Previously Unknown Role in Global Carbon Cycle, Climate ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2011) — In a finding that has global implications for climate research, scientists have discovered that when icebergs cool and dilute the seas through which they pass for days, they also raise chlorophyll levels in the water that may in […]

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Clues To Climate Change

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Spring Flowers: Clues To Climate Change Climate Change Researchers Ask Amateur Botanists To Record Signs Of Spring May 1, 2008 — Researchers began a nationwide initiative to track climate change by recording the timing of the first bud, first flower, and seed dispersal for plants across the country. They encouraged people to record information in […]

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