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Climate Changes Could Increase Hurricane Frequency This Century
2013-07-09 11:21:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a unique combination of computer models, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel has made the contested prediction the 21st century will see an uptick in the number of hurricanes and tropical storms as a result of the forces of climate change. "Studies using the same technique applied to the previous generation of global climate models showed very little change in global frequency, but an increase in intensity," Emanuel told...

Climate Change Not At Fault For Record US Drought In 2012
2013-04-12 15:09:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In pushing for his green agenda, President Barack Obama has repeatedly cited last year´s massive drought, which cost the US $35 billion, as evidence of climate change. However, a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that a bizarre confluence of natural variations was responsible for the precipitous drop in rainfall levels across the United States last summer. "This is one of those...

Extreme Weather Tied To Global Warming
2012-07-11 09:48:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming could be leading to extreme weather events in several areas around the world, but in some areas scientists have not been able to find any link between the two at all, according to new analyses released Tuesday. Record heat waves in the UK, extreme flooding in Russia, and record drought in Texas, may have been the result of climate change, yet researchers are stopping short of blaming any single event on global...

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....

Oceans May Accumulate 'Missing' Heat From Global Warming
2011-09-19 05:00:52

  Researchers believe that they have discovered the location of the so-called "missing heat" that could have caused air temperatures to increase as greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade. Using computer simulations, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology have concluded that this heat might be absorbed in the planet's oceans, at depths of 1,000 feet of more, according to a September 18 NCAR press release....

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2010-04-16 08:35:00

Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years, according to a "Perspectives" article in this week's issue of Science. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) warn in the new study that satellite sensors, ocean floats, and other instruments are inadequate to track this "missing" heat, which may be building up in the deep oceans or elsewhere in the climate system. "The heat will come...

2009-11-30 06:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Someone hacked into the climate research unit at East Anglia University in England and divulged emails between scientists about their doubts about climate change. "They 'let the polar bear out of the bag' on their questionable tactics used in gathering and analyzing the data," says Matt Harrison, author of The American Evolution and founder of the Prometheus Institute a public policy think tank. www.ThePrometheusInstitute.org "While the global warming...

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2009-01-27 14:35:00

Researchers declared Monday that many damaging effects of climate change are already basically irreversible, warning that even if carbon emissions can somehow be halted temperatures around the globe will remain high until at least the year 3000. "People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 years; that's not true," climate researcher Susan Solomon said in a teleconference. Solomon, a senior NOAA scientist, also said that...

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2008-05-20 15:25:00

A distinguished federal scientist has shifted his position regarding the recent increase in hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean, concluding global warming is not the underlying cause. In fact, he believes the warmer temperatures will actually lessen the number of Atlantic hurricanes as well as those making landfall. The conclusion was made in a report released Sunday by Tom Knutson, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) fluid dynamics lab in Princeton,...

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2007-10-23 12:05:00

WASHINGTON -- Just days after the Nobel prize was awarded for global warming work, an alarming new study finds that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing faster than expected. Carbon dioxide emissions were 35 percent higher in 2006 than in 1990, a much faster growth rate than anticipated, researchers led by Josep G. Canadell, of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....


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