Research team develops data-driven methods to refine climate predictions, analyze climatic changes
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The year 2016 is on pace to be the hottest on record, with each of the first six months setting new temperature records, according to NASA. Climate change, combined with the effects of El Niño, is the main reason behind ...
Biomass turnover time in ecosystems is halved by land use
Aug 23, 2016
In order to improve our understanding of climate change and to increase the predictability of future dynamics, it is necessary to gain a better understanding of the global carbon cycle. To date, little is known about the ...
Thin tropical clouds cool the climate
Aug 17, 2016
Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a substantial cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University ...
Can we economically outgrow climate change damages? Not for hurricanes we can't
Aug 16, 2016
When hurricanes like Katrina in 2005 or Sandy in 2012 impact on highly populated regions they bring about tremendous damages. More than 50 percent of all weather-related economic losses on the globe are caused by damages ...
Global warming polarizes more than abortion
Aug 15, 2016
Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures.
Panel offers advice on how to combat climate-change "neoskepticism"
Aug 12, 2016 report
A small panel of researchers has addressed what they suggest is a new threat to combating climate change—neoskepticism—where people believe climate change is real, but do not believe there is anything that can be done ...
Nine years after the Pasha Bulker storm, we're finally getting a handle on East Coast Lows
Aug 11, 2016
In June 2007, Australia was pummelled by five East Coast Lows. The most significant of them, which struck on June 8-9, is still referred to as the "Pasha Bulker" storm, after the 76,000-tonne bulk carrier that ran aground ...
Climate change may bring more tainted shellfish to northern seas
Aug 09, 2016
Warming oceans may be boosting levels of dangerous bacteria in northern seas, possibly explaining why more people are getting sickened by tainted seafood and seawater, new research suggests.
Looking back into the future: Are corals able to resist a declining pH?
Aug 04, 2016
Tropical Porites corals adjust their internal pH to enable themselves to form calcium carbonate and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrations—even for a longer period of time. In order to understand the ability ...
And the Oscar goes to ... climate change
Aug 04, 2016
Featured alongside the glamour and star power of the 88th Academy Awards was a potentially planet-saving performance: Leonardo DiCaprio used his Best Actor acceptance speech to advocate for action on climate change before ...