Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern climate change is not exactly unprecedented, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, which found similarities between current conditions and the rate at which carbon...
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As California finally experienced the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express last week, two climate scientists have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.
A new study is shedding new light on a sudden intense increase in rainfall that occurred in parts of Africa around 15,000 years ago.
November 2014 broke cold and snow records across North America, but according to a new BBC report, 2014 is still globally the warmest it has ever been.
New research, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, demonstrates for the first time that an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in
Friends of Science climate change video billboard in Montreal, Quebec has been challenged by a You Tube video by La Chorale du Peuple or "The People's Chorus." The Friends of Science
Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people’s minds about global warming.
Decomposing crops could be responsible for one-fourth of the post-summer increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, and this discovery could help scientists better understand and predict how the planet’s vegetation will react to warming temperatures.
Skeptics of global warming regularly point to the fact that average global temperatures have been relatively steady over the past 15 years and a new study may have found a major reason why: small volcanic eruptions.
When fossil fuels are burned, other climate-forcing gases are produced in addition to long-lasting carbon dioxide.
In a study published today in PNAS, Dr William Roberts of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences and colleagues use computer models to simulate a Heinrich event in Hudson Bay, Canada, adjusting the models to consider freshwater influx only, changing ice sheet height only or both factors together.
Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.