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Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change: Study

Dartmouth College Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds. The research is the first direct measurement of climate-driven natural selection...

Latest Climate change Stories

2014-09-11 23:11:39

President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to ramp up the rhetoric about global warming being the greatest threat to the world, but leaders of countries like India, China and even Germany – the former bastion of green energy - will not be attending the upcoming world leaders UN Climate Summit Sept 23 in New York. “Climate has not changed,” said India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi – contradicting the catastrophic climate views of fellow...

Notre Patrimoine Polaire***Our Polar Heritage
2014-09-07 03:00:11

Mark Floyd, Oregon State University A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age – resolving a long-standing paradox over when that warming occurred. Large ice sheets covered North America and northern Europe some 20,000 years ago during the coldest part of the ice age, when global average temperatures were about four degrees Celsius (or seven degrees Fahrenheit) colder than during pre-industrial times. And...

gloomy scale insect
2014-08-29 03:00:22

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. “Recent studies found that scale insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer urban areas, which raises the possibility that these pests may also increase with global warming,” says Dr. Elsa...

power plant
2014-08-28 07:18:44

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing power plants worldwide will be responsible for 300 billion tons of future carbon dioxide emissions, with fossils fuels (particularly coal) still proving dominant in energy production. A new study from scientists at Princeton and UC Irvine says that continuing investment in these kinds of power plants makes our targets for controlling climate change questionable. The researchers, whose findings appear in the journal...

global warming ipcc
2014-08-28 05:16:23

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts “severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems” as a result of global warming. The document lays the blame for climate change on human activity and in particular on the effects of fossil fuel emissions. The leaked paper comes from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bloomberg reporter Alex Morales...

2014-08-27 08:22:54

Prior to UN Climate Summit, Cultural Leaders Join Al Gore to Highlight Climate Solutions at Hand, Encourage Viewers to Dedicate a Day to Climate Fight BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Climate Reality Project's fourth-annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope, will be presented live from Brooklyn, New York on September 16-17, beginning 12 PM EDT. This year's broadcast marks a turning point in the global movement for climate...

methane seep
2014-08-26 05:01:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Geologists from Mississippi State University, Brown University, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Maryland-based Earth Resources Technology, Inc. have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor of the northern part of the US Atlantic margin, various media outlets reported on Sunday. Previously, only three of these vents (which are also known as seeps) had been identified, but according to Terrence McCoy of...

2014-08-22 12:23:04

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, CARBON tells stories of communities fighting climate change LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree Media, a production company focused on inspiring positive social action, with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and in collaboration with Thom Hartmann, released CARBON, a film aimed at exploring crucial issues related to the climate crisis. Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on September 23, CARBON attempts to move the debate...

sunspots
2014-08-22 03:19:38

Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. ETH researchers have now found out why. And they believe that global warming is likely to continue again soon. Global warming is currently taking a break: whereas global temperatures rose drastically into the late 1990s, the global average temperature has risen only slightly since 1998 – surprising, considering scientific climate models predicted considerable warming due to rising...

2014-08-22 08:22:17

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National media personality Thom Hartmann collaborated with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on CARBON, a film about climate crisis that has been released in time for the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York City on September 23. Narrated by DiCaprio, CARBON explores how governments worldwide put a price on carbon through carbon trading or carbon taxes. DiCaprio says, "97% of climate scientists agree: climate change is happening now - and...


Latest Climate change Reference Libraries

Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-23 13:36:11

Being a meteorologist for over thirteen years you start to take note of many things in the atmosphere and how they repeat themselves. Our Climate is no different. The definition of climate is stated as: the collective weather data in regards to moisture and temperature for over 30 years for the same location. So to better understand our climate we need to look at this. First, we have average temperatures for given places based on the 30 year average. Some years the temps are warmer or...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 13:49:01

The month of March provided a huge absence of winter with record breaking temperatures from the Canada border all the way south and eastward across the United States. Half of the United States shattered records which made the month of March, 2012 the warmest ever on record. There are a few states that did not share in the record warmth  along the west coast. They actually had cooler weather. What lead to the extreme warm temperatures during the month of March was a weather pattern built...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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