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Anthropocene Continues To Instigate Scientific Debate
2012-11-01 13:07:36

Geological Society of America GSA Annual Meeting Technical Session: "Geomorphology of the Anthropocene" How have humans influenced Earth? Can geoscientists measure when human impacts began overtaking those of Earth's other inhabitants and that of the natural Earth system? Responding to increasing scientific recognition that humans have become the foremost agent of change at Earth's surface, organizers of this GSA technical session have brought together speakers and poster presentations...

2012-06-25 16:49:04

Sea levels around the world can be expected to rise by several meters in coming centuries, if global warming carries on The study is the first to give a comprehensive projection for this long perspective, based on observed sea-level rise over the past millennium, as well as on scenarios for future greenhouse-gas emissions. "Sea-level rise is a hard to quantify, yet critical risk of climate change," says Michiel Schaeffer of Climate Analytics and Wageningen University, lead author of the...

Recent Extreme Weather Events Caused By Man-Made Global Warming: Scientists
2012-03-26 13:33:21

According to new study, extreme weather events that the Earth has experienced in the past decade were caused by global warming. The World Meteorological Organization said on Friday that last year was the eleventh hottest year on record for the earth. The U.S. suffered 14 weather events in 2011, causing over $1 billion in damages for each event. On March 13 and 19 this year, historical heat records exceeded in over 1,000 places in North America. Scientists at Germany's Potsdam...

Image 1 - The Snows Of Mount Washington
2012-03-06 04:15:33

Climate and environmental change in the U.S. northeast corridor Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude. -- Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro It's March, but a big snow has fallen in the U.S. Northeast for perhaps the first time this winter. What's going on in...

NASA Study Shows Health, Food Security Benefits From Climate Change Actions
2012-01-13 10:02:50

A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production. The research, led by Drew Shindell of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, finds that focusing on these measures could slow mean global warming 0.9 ºF (0.5ºC) by 2050, increase global crop yields by up to 135 million metric tons per season and prevent...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.