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Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say experts
In independent studies, 2 Princeton University research teams recently identified surprisingly large sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, being leaked into the atmosphere. (2019-09-20)
Earth Commission to identify risks, guardrails, targets for entire planet
A new Earth Commission, comprised of 19 of the world's foremost scientists, chaired by Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, and Dahe Qin, will define guardrails -- akin to >2C for climate -- for land, water, oceans and biodiversity leading to a coherent suite of practical, science-based targets. (2019-09-19)
In media coverage of climate change, where are the facts?
The New York Times stands out for its coverage of the environment and climate change. (2019-09-19)
The global imperative in stabilizing temperature increases at 1.5 degrees Celsius
Limiting warming to 1.5° Celsius rather than 2.0° Celsius would maintain significant proportions of systems such as Arctic summer sea ice, forests and coral reefs and have clear benefits for human health and economies, say Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and colleagues in this Review. (2019-09-19)
Investments to address climate change are good business
New research suggests that over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ecosystems. (2019-09-19)
Investing in climate change is good business
Scientists call for governments around the world to urgently invest in reducing the rate and magnitude of climate change. (2019-09-19)
Investments to address climate change are good for business
Study shows that reducing the magnitude of climate change is also a good investment. (2019-09-19)
Greenland's growing 'ice slabs' intensify meltwater runoff into ocean
Thick, impenetrable ice slabs are expanding rapidly on the interior of Greenland's ice sheet, where the ice is normally porous and able to reabsorb meltwater. (2019-09-18)
Shifting the focus of climate-change strategies may benefit younger generations
Strategies to limit climate change that focus on warming in the next couple of decades would leave less of a burden for future generations. (2019-09-18)
Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems
Scientists say bolder actions to protect the world's coral reefs will benefit all ecosystems, human livelihoods and improve food security. (2019-09-18)
Rethinking scenario logic for climate policy
Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 - an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects. (2019-09-18)
Study of ancient climate suggests future warming could accelerate
The rate at which the planet warms in response to the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas could increase in the future, according to new simulations of a comparable warm period more than 50 million years ago. (2019-09-18)
Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age
About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. (2019-09-18)
Gigantic asteroid collision boosted biodiversity on Earth
An international study led by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has found that a collision in the asteroid belt 470 million years ago created drastic changes to life on Earth. (2019-09-18)
Cutting emissions gradually will avert sudden jump in warming
Steadily reducing fossil fuel emissions over coming years will prevent millions of premature deaths and help avoid the worst of climate change without causing a large spike in short-term warming that some studies predict, new analysis from Duke University and the University of Leeds finds. (2019-09-18)
Global warming makes it harder for birds to mate, study finds
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Porto (CIBIO-InBIO) shows how global warming could reduce the mating activity and success of grassland birds. (2019-09-17)
Peatlands trap CO2, even during droughts
French scientists studied the two species of moss that make up the peatland. (2019-09-17)
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting
USC scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. (2019-09-16)
Atlantic Ocean may get a jump-start from the other side of the world
A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean's main circulation system is slowing down, a development that could have dramatic consequences for Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim. (2019-09-16)
Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?
The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today's energy debate. (2019-09-11)
Warm on top, cold below: Unexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes
A research team led by the University of Basel and the University of Montreal examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the 'behavior' of lakes. (2019-09-09)
Researchers unearth 'new' extinction
A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago. (2019-09-09)
A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops US $2.5 trillion
A UN-backed report shows global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology. (2019-09-05)
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles
New research from conservation biologists at Florida State University and their collaborators suggests that while some loggerheads will suffer from the effects of a changing climate, populations in certain nesting areas could stand to reap important short-term benefits from the shifting environmental conditions. (2019-09-05)
Putting a price on carbon pollution alone unlikely to help reach climate goals
Imperial researchers show that carbon taxes alone cannot reduce emissions enough to reach the Paris Agreement targets. (2019-09-04)
Oldest lake in Europe reveals more than one million years of climate history
The results of large-scale research project spearheaded by geologists from the University of Cologne on Lake Ohrid's climate history have been published in 'Nature'. (2019-09-03)
Snowfall frequency declining across Northwest, PSU study finds
With warming temperatures, average snowfall frequency is estimated to decline across the Pacific Northwest by 2100 -- and at a faster rate if greenhouse emissions are not reduced, according to a new Portland State University study. (2019-09-03)
How much carbon the land can stomach with more carbon dioxide in the air
Researchers from 28 institutions in nine countries succeeded in quantifying carbon dioxide fertilization for the past five decades, using simulations from 12 terrestrial ecosystem models and observations from seven field carbon dioxide enrichment experiments. (2019-09-02)
USF-led team deciphers sea level rise from the last time Earth's CO2 set record highs
Mallorcan cave yields 3-million-year-old geologic evidence giving scientists new insight into past climate change. (2019-08-30)
Early start of 20th century arctic sea ice decline
Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. (2019-08-30)
Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise
An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago -- a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era -- sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day. (2019-08-30)
Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil
The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study. (2019-08-30)
Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia
Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to Hokkaido University researchers. (2019-08-30)
Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years
A new series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate of the past 30 years has been. (2019-08-29)
More rain yet less water expected for up to 250 million people along the Nile
An increase in the frequency of hot and dry years could impact the water and food supplies for hundreds of millions of people in the Upper Nile region toward the end of the century. (2019-08-28)
Would a carbon tax help to innovate more-efficient energy use?
Taxing carbon emissions would drive innovation and lead to improved energy efficiency, according to a new paper published in Joule from Carnegie's Rong Wang (now at Fudan University), Harry Saunders, and Ken Caldeira, along with Juan Moreno-Cruz of the University of Waterloo. (2019-08-27)
Arctic permafrost melting will aggravate the greenhouse effect
Scientists from Russia and the United States studied the composition of the deep layers of permafrost in Eastern Siberia to better understand the hazards of permafrost thawing to our planet and its inhabitants. (2019-08-27)
Wildfires could permanently alter Alaska's forest composition
A team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory projected that the combination of climate change and increased wildfires will cause the iconic evergreen conifer trees of Alaska to get pushed out in favor of broadleaf deciduous trees, which shed their leaves seasonally. (2019-08-26)
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. (2019-08-22)
Water availability determines carbon uptake under climate warming: study
A research group led by Dr. NIU Shuli from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that water availability in soil determines the direction of carbon-climate feedback. (2019-08-22)
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