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Greenland Ice Melt Is "Unprecedented"
2012-07-25 06:04:10

Satellites have revealed that Greenland's surface ice cover has melted this month more than any time in over 30 years of satellite observations.

Greenland Ice Not A Reliable Model For Younger Dryas Period
2012-06-27 10:08:54

Ice samples that profile Greenland glaciers have long been used to give climate scientists historical temperature data, but those samples could be misleading.

Climate In Arctic More Vulnerable Than Thought
2012-06-25 10:10:11

First analyses of the longest sediment core ever collected on land in the terrestrial Arctic provide documentation that intense warm intervals, warmer than scientists thought possible, occurred there over the past 2.8 million years

Ancient Antarctica Was A Completely Different Place
2012-06-18 04:13:26

A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees -- along the edges of the frozen continent.

2012-05-04 09:14:10

University of California, Berkeley, scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of Northern California's Clear Lake for clues that could help them better predict how today's plants and animals will adapt to climate change and increasing population.

Caltech Researchers Use Stalagmites To Study Past Climate Change
2012-05-04 05:39:29

There is an old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave:

2012-04-05 13:58:21

Harvard scientists are helping to paint the fullest picture yet of how a handful of factors, particularly world-wide increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, combined to end the last ice age approximately 20,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Aided End Of Ice Age
2012-04-05 04:51:25

A new study published in the journal Nature provides evidence that rising carbon dioxide levels brought an end to the last Ice Age.

2012-03-29 21:58:34

Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago?


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'