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Emergency plans to counteract global warming by artificially shading the Earth from incoming sunlight might lower the planet's temperature a few degrees, but such "geoengineering" solutions would do little to stop the acidification of the world oceans that threatens coral reefs and other marine life, report the authors of a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters
Including land-based carbon in greenhouse gas control strategies lowers costs and preserves forests.
An analysis of ancient Greenland ice suggests a spike in the greenhouse gas methane about 11,600 years ago originated from wetlands rather than the ocean floor or from permafrost, a finding that is good news according to the University of Colorado at Boulder scientist who led the study.
In the Southern Indian Ocean, climate change is leading to stronger winds, which mix waters, bringing CO2 up from the ocean depths to the surface.
Every time we get into our car, turn the key and drive somewhere, we burn gasoline, a fossil fuel derived from crude oil.
Mercury pollution has already spurred public health officials to advise eating less fish, but it could become a more pressing concern in a warmer world.
The power of viruses is well documented in human history. Swarms of little viral Davids have repeatedly laid low the great Goliaths of human civilization, most famously in the devastating pandemics that swept the New World during European conquest and settlement.In recent years, there has been growing evidence for the hypothesis that the effect of the pandemics in the Americas wasn't confined to killing indigenous peoples. Global climate appears to have been altered as well.Stanford...
Ancient water findings can be used to predict future changes during greenhouse conditions
Tropical cyclones could offer some help in the fight against global warming by washing large amounts of vegetation and soil containing greenhouse gases into the sea, scientists said on Sunday.
Ice core and ocean deposit comparisons show complex links between carbon dioxide levels, ocean currents and climate; may help explain past, present and future climate trends.
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