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Climate Study Finds Earth Is Warmer Than At Any Time In Past 1,400 Years
2013-04-22 13:01:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another study is backing up climate change claims, saying Earth is at the warmest it has been in at least 1,400 years. The study shows that the planet has warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three-decade interval during the model period. "This paper tells us what we already knew, except in a better, more comprehensive fashion," study co-author Edward Cook, a tree-ring scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth...

Global Warming May Not Be Quite As Bad As Feared
2013-01-25 13:39:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New estimates from a Norwegian research project show that policymakers attempting to contain global warming at less than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit have an attainable target. While most news that comes out about global warming is typically negative and ominous, this study has put a slightly more positive twist on the unfolding story of climate change. “These results are truly sensational,” said Caroline Leck of Stockholm...

Influence Of Black Carbon On Climate Change Larger Than Previously Estimated
2013-01-15 12:58:27

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Reducing diesel engine emissions would reduce warming Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue. The landmark study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres today says the direct influence of black carbon, or soot, on warming the climate could be about...

Study Shows Our Self Image Doesn't Change When We Look Ahead To The Future
2013-01-04 07:47:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each New Year many of us take a look back at the year before and reflect on how we have changed. While we don´t change much over the course of a year, try looking back ten years. It is safe to say that many of us have changed a lot over the past decade. Now take a look into the future. What will you be like in ten years? It´s likely that most people view themselves the same in a decade as they are now–albeit with a...

2012-12-21 05:01:40

In a stunning revelation, the IPCC report shows that climate models failed to predict the last 16 years wherein there was no global warming and states there is no trend in the frequency or magnitude of droughts and floods on a global scale. “The evidence shows the sun, not CO2, is the main driver of climate change,” say Friends of Science. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 The climate science critical review organization, Friends of Science, is pleased that expert IPCC...

More Accurate Climate Models Show Higher Global Temperatures
2012-11-09 09:18:54

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Regardless of which side of the issue you might stand on, regarding climate change and what is going to happen in the future, there is one thing we can all agree on: This summer was HOT! According to a new study funded by NASA, we may want to buckle in because apparently this ride is just beginning and its only going to get hotter. According to analysis by scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),...

2012-10-17 11:55:56

Scientists argue for adaption policies Governments and institutions should focus on developing adaption policies to address and mitigate against the negative impact of global warming, rather than putting the emphasis on carbon trading and capping greenhouse-gas emissions, argue Johannesburg-based Wits University geoscientist Dr Jasper Knight and Dr Stephan Harrison from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. "At present, governments' attempts to limit greenhouse-gas emissions...

2012-10-05 14:48:54

Climate sceptics are being given a more prominent, and sometimes uncontested, voice in UK and US newspapers in contrast to other countries around the world, new research suggests. The findings have been published today, 5 October, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, as part of a study looking at how climate scepticism manifested itself in the print media of the US, UK, Brazil, China, India and France during a 3-month period which included 'Climategate' in 2009/10...

Predictions Put To The Test By Climate Scientists
2012-09-19 08:21:49

A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades and on sub-continental scales. Climate-prediction models show skills in forecasting climate trends over time spans of greater than 30 years and at the geographical scale of continents, but they deteriorate when applied to shorter time frames and smaller geographical regions, a new study has found....


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.