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Antarctic Ice Sheet Became Unstable At The End Of The Last Ice Age
2014-05-29 05:20:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Antarctic Ice Sheet started melting approximately 5,000 years earlier than previously believed following the last ice age, according to new research appearing in this week’s edition of the journal Nature. The study, which comes in the wake of research suggesting that destabilization of some of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has already begun, also said that the shrinkage of the ice sheet accelerated and caused rapid sea level...

Unclouding Our View Of Future Climate
2014-05-22 03:58:27

[ Watch The Video: Atmospheric General Circulation Changes Due To Increased Greenhouse Gases ] Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory If we had a second Earth, we could experiment with its atmosphere to see how increased levels of greenhouse gases would change it, without the risks that come with performing such an experiment. Since we don’t, scientists use global climate models. In the virtual Earths of the models, interlocking mathematical equations take the place...

2014-05-15 23:12:03

Dr. Ross McKitrick addressed a packed house in Calgary as he walked the audience through the policy implications of the ongoing “pause” in global warming in which climate models continue to overestimate warming when compared to real world data. Economic models are set to match climate models, so they too overestimate the effect of carbon dioxide emissions; these discrepancies will be resolved in the next few years, he explained. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Friends of...

Study Questions Younger Dryas Event Comet Theories
2014-05-14 07:31:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Approximately 128,000 years ago, near the end of the last Ice Age, there was a brief episode of glacial conditions called the Younger Dryas event. The Younger Dryas, named for a flower that flourished during this time, lasted about 1,000 years. There has been quite a bit of controversy in the scientific community regarding what might have initiated the event—with a wide range of theories, including one that has the event caused by...

Southern Ocean Winds Keep Antarctica Cold And Australia Dry
2014-05-12 03:02:49

[ Watch The Video: Southern Ocean Winds Keep Antarctica Cool, Australia Dry ] Australian National University New Australian National University-led research has explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts. Researchers have found rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are strengthening the stormy Southern Ocean winds which deliver rain to southern Australia, but pushing them further south...

2014-05-08 23:14:58

Friends of Science are questioning why the National Climate Assessment report does not incorporate the Sept. 27, 2013 acknowledgement by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of a 15+ year hiatus in global warming - despite a rise in carbon dioxide - and the lack of references to the Technical Uncertainties of that Working Group III report which state low confidence of weather extremes. Friends of Science point to the cyclical nature of the solar magnetic flux as the main...

2014-04-24 23:16:18

Arizona-Based, American Cooling and Heating releases details of the three-stage effect of rural climate change. This ACH 2014 global warming updates examines rural economics, populations, prosperity and livelihood. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Three-Stage Cause and Effects of Rural Climate Change Climate change as defined by a layperson might simply declare global warming the result of man-inflamed changes in global climate. Such a brief definition would not be far off base....

Fiction Prepares Us For A Changing World
2014-04-24 07:51:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a new genre of science fiction called cli-fi, or climate fiction. It falls under the heading of "normal" science fiction, as well as dystopian fiction. According to Conservation Magazine, the term "cli-fi" was coined by Dan Bloom in 2007, and has since reached "marketable status," with both novels and movies paying homage to the genre. A new study from the University of Copenhagen reveals how climate fiction can serve as a...

2014-04-23 23:15:06

Friends of Science are challenging statements in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) as misleading to industry and not founded on scientific evidence of the IPCC Physical Sciences Working Group I of the fall, which states there has been a hiatus in global warming over the past 16 years and ‘low confidence’ of future weather extremes. Canada’s province of Ontario consulted closely with ENGOs on low-carbon initiatives and went from manufacturing heartland to dead weight in the Canadian...

Experts Warn Wildlife Response To Climate Change Is Likely Underestimated
2014-04-22 15:13:43

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both. This means that most previous studies of potential climate change impacts on wildlife that looked only at one factor or the...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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