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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Accounting for Short-Lived Forcers in Carbon Budgets

July 15, 2015 — New research shows how measures to reduce emissions of short-lived climate forcers can impact global carbon budgets for limiting climate change to below 2 degrees C over pre-industrial ... read more

Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change

July 1, 2015 — The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, ... read more

Ocean Algae Will Cope Well in Varying Climates

June 30, 2015 — Tiny marine algae that play a critical role in supporting life on Earth may be better equipped to deal with future climate change than previously expected, research ... read more

June 24, 2015 — A computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean has been developed by ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Fifteen years of warmer, drier winters are affecting California's wildflower diversity, scientists report. Grasses and wildflowers may be able to withstand the current drying period through ... read more

Climate Change Won’t Reduce Winter Deaths

June 19, 2015 — In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global ... read more

Linking Climate Change to Natural Disasters Influences Charitable Aid

June 16, 2015 — When natural disasters strike, the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as scientists ... read more

Polarized Public Perceptions of the Polar Regions Revealed

June 16, 2015 — A fascinating new academic study suggests that peoples’ political orientation affects their perceptions and knowledge regarding basic facts about the North and South ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Planetary boundaries have been proposed to describe a safe operating space of humanity. Human consumption of freshwater is the used control variable for a freshwater planetary boundary. Research is ... read more

Polar Bears Aren't the Only Victims of Climate Change

June 15, 2015 — From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues a researcher. Climate change is about more than melting ice caps and images of Earth on ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The climatic events that ended the ice age before last are surprisingly different to those of the last ice age, an international team of scientists has found. These findings will help scientists ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have peeled back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean. The work shows how the particles' chemical composition influences their ... read more

Interruption of Gulf Stream May Lead to Large Cooling in Europe

June 4, 2015 — A new record of past climate change shows that a warm climate in northern Europe can be hit by a sudden cooling associated with an interruption of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation and the Gulf ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs ... read more

June 3, 2015 — High-profile science behind climate change and carbon recycling takes a new turn as researchers find a protein in a major group of phytoplankton that keeps them alive in stressed environments in the ... read more

Climate-Change Sceptics Are More Ambivalent Than We Thought

June 2, 2015 — Using a brand new survey method, researchers have asked a broad spectrum of people in Norway about their thoughts on climate change. The answers are quite ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A newer and more complex model incorporating data from both environmental factors and field observations of coral responses to stress provides a better forecasting tool than the more widely used ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Scientists have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. At that time the poles were devoid of ice and average ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Collaboration between ecologists and climate researchers has generated fascinating new insight into how seabirds are affected by climate ... read more

Evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

May 26, 2015 — A new light has been shed on the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet. It shows for the first time that ice rises (pinning points that keep the floating parts of ice sheets in place) are formed ... read more

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