Posts Tagged Temperature

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought…

Summary:. Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or ‘hiatus’ in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded… Read the article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110141811.htm Advertisements

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What Are the Different Types of Ice Formations Found on Earth?…

Ice is found all over the world in a wide variety of forms. More than simply frozen water, the various forms of ice tell the story of their environment as they change with the seasons and show trends of the changing climate on Earth… Read the full article at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64444-ice-formations.html

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Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas…

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/56269-climate-change-leading-to-water-shortage-in-andes-himalayas

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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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Earth’s Mysterious ‘Deep Biosphere’ Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say…

An article posted here on ‘FMD’ recently discussed the over 200 new species discovered on the planet during studies by the California Academy of Sciences this year. (Here’s the article: 229 new species described…) This article from livescience.com highlights the millions of unknown species yet to be discovered within our sphere: https://www.livescience.com/64272-carbon-mass-in-earth-deep-biosphere.html

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Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air

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Is Warming Bringing a Wave of New Diseases to Arctic Wildlife?…

Intro: Rapid warming and vanishing sea ice in the Arctic has enabled new species, from humpback whales to white-tailed deer, to spread northward. Scientists are increasingly concerned that some of these new arrivals may be bringing dangerous pathogens that could disrupt the region’s fragile ecosystems… Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-warming-bringing-a-wave-of-new-diseases-to-arctic-wildlife

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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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Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting…

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/redrawing-the-map-how-the-worlds-climate-zones-are-shifting

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Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods…

Summary:  Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes driven by both human activity and climate change. They also found that storm runoff has a stronger response than precipitation to […]

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As Greenland Warms, Nature’s Seasonal Clock Is Thrown Off-Kilter…

For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance… This full article is at Yale Environment 360, read it here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-greenland-warms-natures-seasonal-clock-is-thrown-off-kilter

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‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say…

Summary:  Arctic sea ice isn’t just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic… Read the article here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143836.htm

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Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won’t reduce crop damage from global warming…

Summary:  Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop yields because of reduced heat stress on plants. A new study shows that other effects counterbalance the positive effects of reduced heat stress. Specifically, blocking sunlight reduces photosynthesis, which offsets […]

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Forests Crucial for Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees…

Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/55089-forests-crucial-for-limiting-climate-change-to-1-5-degrees

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Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans…

Summary:  Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans. As the oceans warm, oxygen decreases while hydrogen sulfide increases, making the oceans toxic and […]

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Historic Shift Means An Arctic Ocean Region Could Become Part of the Atlantic…

A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis, as recent climate change has warmed it so much that it might as well be considered part of the Atlantic… Read the article here: https://www.livescience.com/62947-arctic-ocean-region-becoming-atlantic.html

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The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution…

The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]

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