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Cool Solutions: Science and Engineering Help Address the Impacts of Climate Change

September 30, 2019

Among sobering statistics, 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880 (when consistent record-keeping began) with 2016, 2017,…
Climate ensembles help to identify detection time of human-caused climate signals

September 25, 2019

By comparing observations to large ensembles of climate model simulations, scientists can now better isolate when human-caused climate…
In Alaskan gold mines, digging for clues about climate change

September 25, 2019

In gold mines near Fairbanks, Alaska, scientists are hunting for something precious — and it’s not metal. They’re…
Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

September 25, 2019

In an article published in Nature two researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James…
Atlantic Ocean may get a jump start from the other side of the world

September 19, 2019

A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
Two approaches to predict the future weather

September 4, 2019

When, where and how much rain will fall has always been a matter of utmost concern for humankind…
Researchers use vintage film to show Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica melting faster than previously observed

September 3, 2019

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice…
Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

August 14, 2019

Like the eponymous character in Shel Silverstein’s classic children’s tale, trees are generous with their gifts, cleaning the…
First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 13, 2019

A new study reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting of…
How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern U.S.

August 9, 2019

The Southwest has always faced periods of drought. Most recently, from late 2011 to 2017, California experienced years…
Ross Sea Floats Show Why Antarctica’s Largest Ice Shelf Melts Rapidly in Summer

July 23, 2019

A new study in Antarctic waters has found a significant decrease of salinity, or freshening of the seawater…
Strong storms also play big role in Antarctic ice shelf collapse

July 22, 2019

Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica,…
When a Thaw is a Threat: How a Warmer Arctic Affects the Whole World

July 5, 2019

Global warming is causing the Arctic ice and permafrost to melt. This poses a major challenge to humanity…
Airplane Contrails are Contributing to Global Warming Too

July 3, 2019

To the scientifically uninitiated, it might seem like a frivolous idea: That those slight, wispy clouds that trail…
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries – with a massive hidden impact on the climate

June 21, 2019

The US military’s carbon footprint is enormous and must be confronted in order to have a substantial effect…
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years

June 20, 2019

A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start…
Climate Change Is Having A Huge Effect On Penguin Colonies

June 19, 2019

Climate change is a big deal, especially for penguins! Their colonies are being majorly impacted by recent climate…
A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming

June 17, 2019

Finding a shady refuge to cool off on a hot day could be more than a lifesaver in…
UB team awarded $1.8 million to develop carbon capture technology

June 13, 2019

Imagine if you could capture large amounts of carbon dioxide before it left the smokestacks of coal-fired power…
Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

June 13, 2019

The number of extreme downpours increased steadily between 1964 and 2013—a period when global warming also intensified, according…
Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

June 12, 2019

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds,…
The Earth is on its way to a “New Climate Regime” Characterised by Intensifying Heat Waves, Study Claims

June 12, 2019

According to a new study published in the journal Earth’s Future, the simultaneous heat waves experienced by residents…
Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

June 11, 2019

The winter ice on the surface of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea occasionally develops an enormous hole. In 2016 and…
Urgent action on climate change will prevent heat-related deaths in major U.S. cities

June 6, 2019

The planet will warm by about 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by the end…
Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

June 4, 2019

Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study…
Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

May 27, 2019

In a study published in Nature Geoscience a team of scientists, including glaciologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at…
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets

May 21, 2019

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is…
Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution

May 21, 2019

A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit.…
Localized efforts to save coral reefs won’t be enough

May 6, 2019

A National Science Foundation study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution…
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