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2013-05-28 21:26:55

Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research. Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University have generated what they say are more reliable projections of global warming estimates at 2100. The paper, led by Dr Roger Bodman from Victoria University with Professors David Karoly and Peter Rayner from the University of Melbourne and published in Nature Climate Change today, found that exceeding 6 degrees...

Century Old Data Helps Study Climate Change
2013-05-28 15:27:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ocean data collected over 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition has helped confirm global warming. Researchers from NASA and the University of Tasmania used the data to provide further confirmation that humans have played a part in today's changing global climate. The team combined the ship's measurements of ocean temperatures with modern observations from the international Argo array of ocean...

Climate Change And Species Interaction
2013-05-23 05:23:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While the weather can affect a person´s mood, life scientists at UCLA have offered new evidence that climate change could affect interaction between species. The study, titled “Temperature dependence of trophic interactions are driven by asymmetry of species responses and foraging strategy” and published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests that environmental temperature could have systematic effects on the...

2013-05-21 23:28:40

Detailed analysis shows that only 0.5% (65 of the 12,000 abstracts rated) suggest that humans are responsible for more than 50% of the global warming up to 2001, contrary to the alleged 97% consensus amongst scientists in the Cook et al study. Citing fear mongering and faulty methodology Friends of Science reject the study and President Obama´s tweet as careless incitement of a misinformed and frightened public, when in fact the sun is the main driver of climate change; not human...

2013-05-21 23:20:33

Kim Greenhouse of It's Rainmaking Time!® interviews Drs. Don Easterbrook and Gordon Fulks. When it comes to climate change politics, anything goes: welcome to the wild west battle between data and dogma, where prominent institutions get away with using the AP to circulate misinformation. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Western Washington University is the latest educational institution to attack scientists who dared to speak up about empirical data, shedding light on the...

2013-05-21 23:02:26

Research focuses on efforts to invest in infrastructure projects today that address future climate change impact on vulnerable, low-income communities Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In a just released paper, How Philanthropy Can Help Communities Advance Climate Change Adaptation, The Bridgespan Group reflects conversations with leaders of pioneering climate adaptation efforts and identifies five investment models funders can follow to catalyze climate adaptation practices. According to...

Climate Change May Be Overstated
2013-05-20 11:02:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Based on current trends, the Earth is expected to warm considerably over the coming centuries. However, a new study in Nature Geoscience suggests that the more acute predictions of climate change may be overstated. In the study, the international team of researchers looked to see how doubling the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the Earth's subsequent response would impact climate over several thousand years, a...

Manhattan Heat-Related Deaths Expected To Increase
2013-05-20 05:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Increasing temperatures could cause heat-related deaths in Manhattan to increase by one-fifth by the end of the decade, and nearly double before the end of the century, according to new research published in this week´s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. In the study, scientists from the Columbia University's Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health report that deaths related to global warming could...

Looking Back To Look Forward
2013-05-20 04:57:58

[ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are looking to events of the past to better understand how rainfall patterns across the Indo-Pacific warm pool — the massive pool of warm water stretching along the equator from Africa to the western Pacific Ocean — will change due to global warming. As part of their study, Pedro...

2013-05-17 13:33:37

Dartmouth study contradicts predictions of widespread extinction A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical lizards, contradicting a host of recent studies that predict their widespread extinction in a rapidly warming planet. The findings, which appear in the journal Global Change Biology, offer new hope for survival of a creature thought to be doomed. Most predictions that tropical cold-blooded animals,...


Latest Global warming Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-23 13:36:11

Being a meteorologist for over thirteen years you start to take note of many things in the atmosphere and how they repeat themselves. Our Climate is no different. The definition of climate is stated as: the collective weather data in regards to moisture and temperature for over 30 years for the same location. So to better understand our climate we need to look at this. First, we have average temperatures for given places based on the 30 year average. Some years the temps are warmer or...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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