Tag Archives: Atlantic Ocean

Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake


MADISON – How deep is the ocean’s capacity to buffer against climate change? As one of the planet’s largest single carbon absorbers, the ocean takes up roughly one-third of all human carbon emissions, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and its associated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prodigal plankton species makes first known migration from Pacific to Atlantic via Pole


Microscopic plant disappeared from North Atlantic 800,000 years ago; unwanted return 1 of several climate change symptoms already apparent throughout European oceans Some 800,000 years ago – about the time early human tribes were learning to make fire – a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Severe Can Climate Change Become?


Extreme megadrought in Afro-Asian region likely had consequences for Paleolithic cultures How severe can climate change become in a warming world? Worse than anything we’ve seen in written history, according to results of a study appearing this week in the journal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study


2011-01-27 University of Colorado at Boulder The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland — the warmest water in at least 2,000 years — are likely related to the amplification of global … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Climate change to continue to year 3000 in best case scenarios


2011-01-09 Nature Geoscience New paper in Nature Geoscience examines inertia of carbon dioxide emissions New research indicates the impact of rising CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1000 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment