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Permian Mass Extinction May Have Happened In The Blink Of An Eye
2014-02-11 05:07:01

A research team from MIT has determined that the end-Permian extinction took place over 60,000 years — give or take 48,000 years. From a geologic perspective, that's nearly instantaneous.

Global Surface Warming Stalled By Pacific Trade Winds - For Now
2014-02-10 10:32:18

The strongest trade winds have driven more of the heat from global warming into the oceans; but when those winds slow, that heat will rapidly return to the atmosphere causing an abrupt rise in global average temperatures

Could Global Warming Be Hiding Underwater?
2014-02-10 09:17:24

Satellite observations of global sea-surface temperature show that a 30-year upward trend has slowed down within the last 15 years. Climate scientists say this is not the end of global warming, but the result of a rearrangement in the energy flow of the climate system and, in particular, how the ocean stores heat.

2014-02-06 23:27:23

Responding to hyperbolic rhetoric on climate change by Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, Friends of Science point out that her comments are not supported by the recent

Ancient Earth Was Warmer Due To Forest Emissions And Wildfires
2014-02-06 04:13:00

According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, wildfires could explain why the Earth was so hot three million years ago.

2014-02-04 23:30:59

Friends of Science have issued a new report “97% Consensus? No! Global Warming Math Myths and Social Proofs” revealing that only 1-3% of scientists in 3 of 4 "consensus" surveys

Can Nature Selectively Buffer Human-caused Global Warming?
2014-02-03 09:57:45

Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities?

Earth's Climatic History Was Written In Dust
2014-01-25 05:28:19

Polarstern, a research icebreaker, returned from the South Pacific in 2010 with a scientific treasure. The treasure, described in a recent issue of Science, consisted of ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea.

2014-01-23 23:26:02

Climate science expert Judith Curry's recent testimony to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works deconstructed the recent IPCC AR5 report, weighing climate model predictions

New Study Shows Differences In Mammal Responses To Climate Change
2014-01-23 11:57:02

If you were a shrew snuffling around a North American forest, you would be 27 times less likely to respond to climate change than if you were a moose grazing nearby.


Latest Climate history Reference Libraries

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

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...

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...

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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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