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Urban ‘heat island’ effect is a small part of global warming


Urban ‘heat island’ effect is a small part of global warming; white roofs don’t reduce it Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban “heat islands” have on … Continue reading

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Deep oceans can mask global warming for decade-long periods


BOULDER — The planet’s deep oceans at times may absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming for periods of as long as a decade even in the midst of longer-term warming, according to a new analysis led … Continue reading

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Switching from coal to natural gas would do little for global climate, study indicates


BOULDER—Although the burning of natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide than coal, a new study concludes that a greater reliance on natural gas would fail to significantly slow down climate change. (NCAR & UCAR News Center) The study by … Continue reading

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First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole flights


BOULDER—A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.  The far-reaching field project, known as HIPPO, is enabling researchers to … 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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