Category: Climate

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought


Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.

What the Earth’s frozen burps tell us about global warming


Analysis of bubbles trapped in ancient Antarctic ice suggests that as the planet heats up, plants and soils will add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Pathogenic bacteria hitchhiking on tiny plastic particles to North and Baltic Seas?


With increasing water temperatures comes an increasing likelihood of potentially pathogenic bacteria appearing in the North and Baltic Seas. Scientists have now demonstrated that a group of such bacteria known as vibrios can survive on microplastic particles.

CO2 injected deep underground turns to rock – and stays there

Carbon dioxide rapidly turns into solid carbonates when injected into basalt rocks. Done on a massive scale it could help limit climate change

Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

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Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all content Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable – but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. Topic: Climate

Sea Level Rise Swallows 5 Whole Pacific Islands


Originally Published by Scientific American Evidence confirms dramatic climate change effects in the Solomon Islands Topic: Climate, Oceans

El Niño’s warm water devastates coral reefs in Pacific ocean

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyResearchers visited Christmas Island, the world’s largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead, they report. Corals are communities of animals that have tiny photosynthetic algae living inside them in a mutually beneficial relationship. Corals are very temperature-sensitive. […]

New heat wave formula can help public health agencies prepare for extreme temperatures

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceExtreme heat can pose several health risks, especially during sustained periods of high temperatures. However, a uniform definition of a heat wave doesn’t exist. As a result, public health agencies may be unsure of when to activate heat alerts, cooling centers and other protective measures. A University of Missouri […]

Climate change ‘to make flights longer’

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study. Topic: Climate

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianThe world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Topic: Climate, Technology