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Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they negotiate the negative impacts of potentially damaging decisions. (2019-04-18)
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. (2019-04-17)
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. (2019-04-16)
Climate engineering needs to look at the big picture, says researcher
Climate engineering research is too focused on specific aspects of individual projects, argues Nadine Mengis. (2019-04-16)
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team of researchers. (2019-04-15)
Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households. (2019-04-15)
Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change
New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16), identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change. (2019-04-13)
Thunderstorms half a world away significantly contribute to heat waves in central California
Scientists reveal links between unusually strong tropical convection and extreme California heat waves. (2019-04-12)
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days. (2019-04-12)
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook
A Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. (2019-04-12)
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. (2019-04-11)
Could 'sensitive' interventions be a tipping point in addressing climate change?
In a Policy Forum, Doyne Farmer and colleagues discuss how seemingly slight interventions in sensitive social and political systems can have large and far-reaching effects, possibly making averting an oncoming climate catastrophe a possibility. (2019-04-11)
New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost
A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. (2019-04-10)
Human activities shift dominant tree-fungi pairing in North America
The dominant type of tree-fungi pairing found in North American forests has shifted during the past three decades, in response in human activities such as increased nitrogen deposition and fire suppression, as well as climate change. (2019-04-10)
More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100
New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. (2019-04-09)
The oldest ice on Earth may be able to solve the puzzle of the planet's climate history
A European research consortium, in which the University of Bern is involved in, wants to drill a 1.5 million year old ice core in Antarctica. (2019-04-09)
Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions
A new study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and Natural Resources Institute Finland suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to determining whether fen ecosystems are able to adapt to a changing climate. (2019-04-08)
Earth's recovery from mass extinction could take millions of years
Recovering from mass extinction has a 'speed limit,' say researchers, with gradual patterns of ecosystem redevelopment and speciation. (2019-04-08)
Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research published by Nature Energy. (2019-04-08)
Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic. (2019-04-07)
Climate panel disbanded by Trump, now regrouped, releases its report
A federal advisory committee started meeting in 2016 to explore how to make the National Climate Assessment more usable for communities who want to take action. (2019-04-04)
More CO2 than ever before in 3 million years, shows unprecedented computer simulation
CO2 levels in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past 3 million years. (2019-04-03)
Natural climate processes overshadow recent human-induced Walker circulation trends
A new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that the recent intensification of the equatorial Pacific wind system, known as Walker Circulation, is unrelated to human influences and can be explained by natural processes. (2019-04-01)
We've been thinking of how ice forms in cirrus clouds all wrong
Pores in atmospheric particles allow water to condense, leading to the formation of ice crystals in humid but unsaturated air. (2019-04-01)
Modelled climate change impact on mosquito-borne virus transmission
Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, already threaten over a billion people globally. (2019-03-28)
Changes in onset of spring linked to more allergies across the US
Human-induced climate change is disrupting nature's calendar, including when plants bloom and the spring season starts, and new research from the University of School of Public Health suggests we're increasingly paying the price for it in the form of seasonal allergies. (2019-03-28)
Winds of change...Solar variability weakens the Walker cell
An international team of researchers has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the tropical Pacific. (2019-03-28)
Rivers raged on Mars late into its history
A new study by University of Chicago scientists catalogued these rivers to conclude that significant river runoff persisted on Mars later into its history than previously thought. (2019-03-27)
Mount Kilimanjaro: Ecosystems in global change
Land use in tropical mountain regions leads to considerable changes of biodiversity and ecological functions. (2019-03-27)
More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding
Using a combination of crop models and expertise from farmers and others -- and applying them to our current trajectory of high greenhouse gas emissions -- scientists built a tool to assess climate risk vulnerability to help pinpoint communities in need of support for adaptation and mitigation. (2019-03-27)
Cities under pressure
Experts at Newcastle University, UK, highlight the challenge we face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in. (2019-03-27)
Inclusion of a crop model in a climate model to promote climate modeling
A new crop-climate model provides a good tool to investigate the relationship between crop development and climate change for global change studies. (2019-03-25)
Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change
Led by Swansea University's Tree Ring Research Group, researchers from Sweden, Finland and Norway have analysed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change. (2019-03-25)
OU study finds climate warming accelerates tallgrass prairie bioiversity
A University of Oklahoma study on climate warming in an Oklahoma tallgrass prairie has implications for understanding and predicting ecological consequences of climate change and ecosystem management strategies. (2019-03-25)
Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult
The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. (2019-03-22)
Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes, University of Guelph study reveals
Researchers have found warmer average water temperatures in Ontario lakes over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water. (2019-03-22)
Scientists propose a new benchmark skill for decadal prediction of terrestrial water storage
Scientists find that incorporating the current decadal climate prediction would significantly improve decadal prediction skill of terrestrial water storage over global major river basins. (2019-03-21)
US indoor climate most similar to northeast African outdoors
Americans are most comfortable when their indoor climate is like the northeast African outdoors -- warm and relatively dry. (2019-03-20)
Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes
Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research from Oregon State University shows. (2019-03-20)
Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change
A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative - and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel's reports suggest. (2019-03-19)
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