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Climate, health and food


How to tackle the climate, health and food crises, all at the same time. Reducing the soot pumped out by cars and cooking fires and the methane from coal mines and oil wells would rapidly curb global warming, prevent air … Continue reading

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Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change, scientists report


By studying fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago, UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been able to construct an ancient climate record that holds clues about the long-term effects of Earth’s current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a key contributor to … Continue reading

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Shrinking snow and ice cover intensify global warming


2011-01-18 Nature Geoscience, U. Michigan, Oregon State U. Radiative forcing and albedo feedback from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere between 1979 and 2008 ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The decreases in Earth’s snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global … Continue reading

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Earth’s Hot Past: Prologue to Future Climate?


Study of Earth’s deep past leads to look into the future Earth may someday return to a hotter climate when the Antarctic ice sheet didn’t exist. Credit and Larger Version January 13, 2011 View a video interview with Jeff Kiehl … Continue reading

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State of the Climate Global Analysis Annual 2010


2011-01-12 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center Global Highlights For 2010, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature tied with 2005 as the warmest such period on record, at 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average … Continue reading

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Climate Shifts Changing New Weather “Normals”


2011-01-07 Scientific American, Climatewire As the new decade opens up, researchers are gathering data that will redefine weather pattern averages for the nation [USA] NEW NORMAL: In the past decade, January average minimum temperatures rose nationally by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, … Continue reading

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State of the Climate 2009


2010-07-28 NOAA Climate Services NOAA: Past Decade Warmest on Record According to Scientists in 48 Countries Earth has been growing warmer for more than fifty years The 2009 State of the Climate report released today draws on data for 10 … Continue reading

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