Tag Archives: Geophysical Research Letters

Revisiting the Earth’s sea-level and energy budgets from 1961 to 2008


Key Points The sea level budget is closed from 1972 Oceans are continuing to warm and sea level to rise Aerosol loading has increased since 2000 Citation: Church, J. A., N. J. White, L. F. Konikow, C. M. Domingues, J. … Continue reading

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Two Greenland Glaciers Lose Enough Ice To Fill Lake Erie


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study aimed at refining the way scientists measure ice loss in Greenland is providing a “high-definition picture” of climate-caused changes on the island. And the picture isn’t pretty. In the last decade, two of the … Continue reading

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Cutting carbon dioxide helps prevent drying


Washington, D.C.—Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term. New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken Caldeira offers … Continue reading

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2010 Russia heat wave due to natural variability, say U.S. scientists


The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into that country’s grain harvest was primarily due to natural variability, not human-spurred climate change, U.S. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into … Continue reading

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Polar Ice Sheets Melting Faster Than Predicted


The thick glaciers covering Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than scientists expected By Lauren Morello and ClimateWire   Ice loss from the massive ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica is accelerating, according to a new study. If the trend … Continue reading

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Improved measurements of sun to advance understanding of climate change


WASHINGTON—Scientists have taken a major step toward accurately determining the amount of energy that the sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change. In a new study of laboratory and satellite data, researchers … Continue reading

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