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Reef Fish Find It's Too Hot to Swim

Nov. 27, 2013 — A team of researchers has shown that ocean warming may reduce the swimming ability of many fish species, and have major impacts on their ability to grow and ... full story
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European Climate at the 2 Degrees Celsius Global Warming Threshold

Apr. 15, 2014 — A global warming of 2 degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial climate has been considered as a threshold which society should endeavor to remain below, in order to limit the dangerous effects of ... full story
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Geoengineering Approaches to Reduce Climate Change Unlikely to Succeed

Dec. 5, 2013 — Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Researchers used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how the Earth’s ... full story
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Global Warming Not Uniform Around the Globe: Some Areas Were Recently Cooling

May 4, 2014 — New research shows the first detailed look at global land surface warming trends over the last 100 years, illustrating precisely when and where different areas of the world started to warm up or cool ... full story
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Climate Study Projects Major Changes in Vegetation Distribution by 2100

Jan. 30, 2014 — An international research team has determined the distribution of species of vegetation over nearly half the world’s land area could be affected by predicted global ... full story
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Fiction Prepares Us for a World Changed by Global Warming

Apr. 23, 2014 — Climate fiction, or simply cli-fi, is a newly coined term for novels and films which focus on the consequences of global warming. New research shows how these fictions serve as a mental laboratory ... full story
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'Missing Heat' Discovery Prompts New Estimate of Global Warming: Arctic Warming Fast

Nov. 13, 2013 — Scientists say they have found "missing heat" in Earth's climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade. The new research ... full story
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Climate Detectives Reveal Handprint of Human-Caused Climate Change in Australia

Sep. 29, 2014 — Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of ... full story
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Carbon Stored in World's Soils More Vulnerable to Climate Change Than Expected

Sep. 3, 2014 — The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise, scientists ... full story
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Different Types of El Nino Have Different Effects on Global Temperature: May Explain Slowdowns in Global Warming

May 19, 2014 — The El Niño–Southern Oscillation is known to influence global surface temperatures, with El Niño conditions leading to warmer temperatures and La Niña conditions leading to colder temperatures. ... full story
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El Niño Expected to Benefit U.S. Agriculture, Economist Says

June 16, 2014 — An El Niño would help U.S. crop production, but could negatively impact worldwide production, a senior agricultural economist says. "El Niño is generally favorable to crop production in the ... full story
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Ancient Indonesian Climate Shift Linked to Glacial Cycle

Mar. 24, 2014 — Researchers have compiled a detailed climate record for central Indonesia over the last 60,000 years. They find that prolonged dry spell in the region thousands of years ago correlates with the peak ... full story
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Nature Can, Selectively, Buffer Human-Caused Global Warming, Say Scientists

Feb. 2, 2014 — Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, says a group of researchers in a new ... full story
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Last Decade's Slowdown in Global Warming Enhanced by an Unusual Climate Anomaly

Sep. 11, 2014 — A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV) and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes ... full story
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Pacific Trade Winds Stall Global Surface Warming ... for Now

Feb. 9, 2014 — Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the ... full story
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Amazon Rainforest More Able to Withstand Drought Than Previously Thought

Nov. 14, 2013 — New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. Researchers used a computer model to demonstrate that, providing forest ... full story
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Get Used to Heat Waves: Extreme El Nino Events to Double

Jan. 19, 2014 — Extreme weather events fueled by unusually strong El Ninos, such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia, are likely to double in number as our planet ... full story
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Global Warming Amplifier: Rising Water Vapor in Upper Troposphere to Intensify Climate Change

July 28, 2014 — A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere -- a key ... full story
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Atlantic Warming Turbocharges Pacific Trade Winds

Aug. 3, 2014 — Rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. This has caused eastern tropical Pacific cooling, amplified the Californian ... full story
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Cause of Global Warming Hiatus Found Deep in the Atlantic Ocean

Aug. 21, 2014 — Observations show that the heat absent from the Earth's surface for more than a decade is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a naturally occurring cycle. ... full story
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