Posts Tagged Data

Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean…

Summary: An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface… Read this article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190429111835.htm Advertisements

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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Future Humans May Call Us the ‘Chicken People,’ and Here’s Why…

Some ancient peoples have been identified by the pottery or tools that they used, but humans in the future just might refer to us as the ‘chicken people’. A study published recently in the Royal Society Open Science journal explains why… Read about it here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64280-chickens-taking-over-world.html

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?…

The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target… See the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

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Can Sustainable Development Co-Exist with Current Economic Growth?…

(Intro from enn.com) New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55338-can-sustainable-development-co-exist-with-current-economic-growth

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Humans at maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, study suggests…

Summary:  Newly emerging trends in data suggests humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. These biological limitations may be affected by anthropogenic impacts on the environment – including climate change – which could have a deleterious effect on these limits. This review is the first of its kind spanning […]

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Some forests have been hiding in plain sight — ScienceDaily… 

Update on dryland forest estimates: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170511142010.htm

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Decades of data on world’s oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  The amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water — an important measure of ocean health — has been declining for more than 20 years, reveals a new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe…  See the report here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504104346.htm

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Fewer low clouds in the tropics…

Summary: With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted… Source eurekalert.org: Fewer low clouds in […]

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Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters by Christian Schwägerl: Yale Environment 360…

“Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems.” Source: Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters by Christian Schwägerl: […]

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Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early…

Report by Brian Kahn on the Greenland melt season on climatecentral.org  “Warm, wet conditions rapidly kicked off the melt season this weekend, more than a month-and-a-half ahead of schedule. It has easily set a record for earliest melt season onset, and marks the first time it’s begun in April…” Read the rest of his report here: […]

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Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change…

The following is from an article published on scientificamerican.com and written by Shannon Hall on April 8, 2016 Summary: Melting ice and shifting rain patterns are causing the north and south poles to drift… The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to […]

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New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360…

“If the world is to have another Green Revolution to feed its soaring population, it must be far more sustainable than the first one. That means finding ways to boost yields with less fertilizer and rethinking the way food is distributed.” Source e360.yale.edu: New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land by […]

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Climate variations analyzed five million years back in time…

When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognize the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers have analyzed the natural climate variations over the last 12,000 years, and they have looked back 5 million years to see the major features of the Earth’s climate. The research […]

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Can Data-Driven Agriculture Help Feed a Hungry World? by John Roach: Yale Environment 360…

“Agribusinesses are increasingly using computer databases to enable farmers to grow crops more efficiently and with less environmental impact. Experts hope this data, detailing everything from water use to crop yields, can also help the developing world grow more food…” Source: Can Data-Driven Agriculture Help Feed a Hungry World? by John Roach: Yale 360   […]

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