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Climate Change Has Already Boosted Heat Waves And Rainfall
2011-11-19 06:12:09

According to a report by U.N. scientists, man-made climate change has already boosted heat waves and flood-provoking rainfall and is likely to contribute to future natural disasters. It said that the toll from these extreme weather events will depend as much on the measures taken to protect populations and property as the violence of nature's outbursts. The report is the U.N.'s first comprehensive review of global warming's impact on weather extremes and how best to manage them. "We...

2011-11-04 21:26:32

Dr. Kevin Trenberth advocates reversing the 'null hypothesis' The debate may largely be drawn along political lines, but the human role in climate change remains one of the most controversial questions in 21st century science. Writing in WIREs Climate Change Dr Kevin Trenberth, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, argues that the evidence for anthropogenic climate change is now so clear that the burden of proof should lie with research which seeks to disprove the human role....

2011-10-27 22:11:49

Governments around the world must be prepared for mass migrations caused by rising global temperatures or face the possibility of calamitous results, say University of Florida scientists on a research team reporting in the Oct. 28 edition of Science. If global temperatures increase by only a few of degrees by 2100, as predicted by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, people around the world will be forced to migrate. But transplanting populations from one location to another...

Clearing The Air On Cloud Simulations
2011-10-27 08:36:16

Climate models have a hard time representing clouds accurately because they lack the spatial resolution necessary to accurately simulate the billowy air masses. But Livermore scientists and international collaborators have developed a new tool that will help scientists better represent the clouds observed in the sky in climate models. Traditionally, observations from satellites infer the properties of clouds from the radiation field (reflection of sunlight back into space, or thermal...

Image 1 - Sea Levels Will Continue To Rise For 500 Years
2011-10-17 08:42:23

Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models. The...

Changes In Oahu Rainfall Patterns Projected For Next 30 Years
2011-10-11 10:28:57

Scientists at University of Hawaii — Manoa have projected an increased frequency of heavy rainfall events but a decrease in rainfall intensity during the next 30 years (2011-2040) for the southern shoreline of Oahu, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Chase Norton, a Meteorology Research Assistant at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at UH - Manoa, and colleagues (Professors Pao-Shin Chu and Thomas Schroeder) used a...

2011-09-09 14:00:00

Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts on climate change at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Is climate change as critical as the economic downturn? Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Dr. Byrne shares the...

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2011-08-11 12:29:40

According to MIT researchers, the most recent global climate report fails to capture the reality of the changing Arctic seascape. The researchers said the most recent global climate report fails to capture trends in Arctic sea-ice thinning and drift, and in some cases substantially underestimates these trends.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report estimates that an ice-free Arctic summer by the year 2100. However, Pierre Rampal, a postdoc in...


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