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2014-03-26 23:33:56

Friends of Science are pleased to announce that ticket sales are open for “The ‘Pause’ in Global Warming: Climate Policy Implications” - their 11th Annual Friends of Science Luncheon May 13, 2014 featuring award-winning economist and author Ross McKitrick. McKitrick is well known for his role (with Steve McIntyre) in dismantling the flawed “Hockey Stick” graph - along with his many insightful critiques of popular misconceptions on environmental issues; his April 2013 Fraser...

Sunset Colors In Famous Paintings Used To Estimate Past Pollution Levels
2014-03-26 07:06:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The colors used by legendary artists of the past to depict a sunset could be used to estimate pollution levels in the atmosphere during bygone days, according to research published Tuesday in the open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Lead author Christos Zerefos, a professor of atmospheric physics at the Academy of Athens in Greece, and his colleagues showed that paintings of famous artists reveal the ash and gas...

2014-03-25 23:36:59

In a head-spinning announcement the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued statements claiming extreme weather events of the past year were consistent with human-induced climate change, directly contradicting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 report issued in September 2013 which states that there is a hiatus in global warming and that there has been no observed global trend in tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts or floods. Friends of Science point to...

Lake Towuti
2014-03-25 12:05:49

Brown University Using sediments from a remote lake, researchers from Brown University have assembled a 60,000-year record of rainfall in central Indonesia. The analysis reveals important new details about the climate history of a region that wields a substantial influence on the global climate as a whole. The Indonesian archipelago sits in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool, an expanse of ocean that supplies a sizable fraction of the water vapor in Earth's atmosphere and plays a role in...

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects. Ahead of the upcoming IPCC report, due out on March 31, 2014, scientists and government representatives are meeting in Yokohama, Japan this week to work out the details of a 29-page summary that will be part of the first new IPCC update in...

2014-03-24 23:02:21

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) to Issue Its Critique of the United Nations’ IPCC Working Groups II and III Reports at National Press Club on April 9 Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 What: Breakfast press conference with authors and reviewers of "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts," and "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies" When: Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Where:...

Climate Change Slowing Down Deep Ocean Conveyor Belt
2014-03-24 08:42:04

Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet’s climate....

2014-03-20 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking Natural Resources Defense Council proposal on how to cut carbon pollution from America's power plants can achieve even greater reductions than previously thought--and at less cost, NRDC said today as it released an updated analysis of its 2012 plan. NRDC's new analyses shows that 470 to 700 million tons of carbon pollution can be eliminated per year in 2020 compared to 2012 levels, equivalent to the emissions from 95 to...

2014-03-13 23:26:57

Secretary Kerry recently claimed Indonesia was at risk of sea level rise due to global warming and climate change, dismissing the objections of what he calls a “tiny minority of shoddy scientists”; a recent guest column by Dutch professor emeritus Dick Thoenes of Eindhoven University states that attacks on such scientists undermines democracy. The Dutch government itself calls for an overhaul of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to include natural factors as well as...

Ice Age Flora And Fauna May Have Relied On Volcanic Heat To Thrive
2014-03-12 05:43:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Several types of plants and animals were able to survive ice ages of the past thanks to the heat and steam produced by volcanoes, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Dr. Ceridwen Fraser of the Australian National University, Dr. Aleks Terauds from the Australian Antarctic Division and their colleagues said that their research has helped solve a...


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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