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Link Between Tropical Warming And Greenhouse Gases Stronger Than Ever, Say Scientists

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October 14, 2005
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New evidence from climate records of the past provides some of the strongest indications yet of a direct link between tropical warmth and higher greenhouse gas levels, say scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The present steady rise in tropical temperatures due to global warming will have a major impact on global climate and could intensify destructive hurricanes like Katrina and Rita.

This live plankton, called foraminifera, can indicate ocean temperature through analysis of its chemical composition. The paleoclimate observations in the Science Express paper come from analysis of foraminifera fossils, from a deep sea core in the equatorial Pacific. Photo credit: H. Spero, UC Davis and D. Lea, UC Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara, Calif. -- New evidence from climate records of the past provides some of the strongest indications yet of a direct link between tropical warmth and higher greenhouse gas levels, say scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The present steady rise in tropical temperatures due to global warming will have a major impact on global climate and could intensify destructive hurricanes like Katrina and Rita.


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