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Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:20:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists reconstructing the history of the Arctic ice-cap have shown that today's plummeting sea-ice levels are unprecedented in at least the last 1400 years. Using temperature proxies to track sea-ice levels over past centuries, the paper published in Nature dramatically reinforces how man-made climate change is remaking the Arctic.

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:49:14 GMT by Michelle Simon

A summary of the first day from COP 17/ CMP 7 in Durban, written by Michelle Simon for The Earth Times.

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:36:10 GMT by Michelle Simon

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action including the dates of each paper and subsequent action taken (if any); written and prepared by Michelle Simon in Durban.

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:35:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

On the eve of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 7) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs hosted a pre-COP 17 Summit on the 22nd November 2011.

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:10:00 GMT by James Mathews

Thanks to increases in computer power it is now possible to produce computer models that were previously impossible. Recent computer modelling that has looked at evidence of Hominin groups has given new insights how these groups evolved and coped with climate change during the last Ice Age.

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Climate change spells food disaster unless we act now argue top scientists

Climate change spells food disaster unless we act now argue top scientists

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With the population shooting up, the climate changing and agriculture a mess which loses up to a third of its food production the time to act on food security has come argues a powerful panel of major international scientists.

Climate change spells food disaster unless we act now argue top scientists

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists tracking the fluctuating temperatures of the Pacific and Atlantic may be able to be soothsayers for devastating fire-seasons in the Amazons rainforests. A team from UCI has found that up to five-months warning can come from watching sea-temperatures far from the Amazon - a fire alarm that the Amazon desperately needs, as it reels from two exceptional years of drought and fire this last decade.

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:09:00 GMT by James Mathews

It was originally thought that climate change would see a much more rapid relocation of land species than of ocean life as the temperature rise in oceans would be slower. However, this way of thinking is beginning to change based on new research that has been published in Science magazine.

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Soot from cooking fires has left its black mark in a surprising number of ways - from climate change to weather disruption, melting glaciers to chronic ill-health. But a solution to many of these ills could lie with upgrading traditional open fires with locally produced clean stoves.

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:25:00 GMT by James Mathews

Global warming is causing a strange phenomenon in tree species. The warming is causing certain species of trees to die out in regions that they have lived for hundreds of years.

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

Posted Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:11:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new theory about climate change at the end of the Late Cretaceous Epoch. In a recent conversation, one of my friends - let's call him X - argued that we waste too much money in pointless scientific studies. I mean - he said - who cares what killed the dinosaurs? They have been dead for a long time, period.

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

NASA's new, polar-orbit, weather satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite was launched this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, at 2:48 a.m. PDT aboard a Delta II rocket. It is primarily going to further the US. NOAA meteorologists' knowledge of local weather, replacing the NOAA-19 satellite.

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

Berkeley Warm-Up

Berkeley Warm-Up

Posted Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The University of California, Berkeley, has been known for many things, but they could almost be exceeding themselves yet again. While global warming is generally recognised, except by a few presidents of minor countries, the mechanisms and evidence always need the fullest study. With their Berkeley Earth BEST Project, we have now a creditable research on issues alone, without any politics, using 1.6 billion records.

Berkeley Warm-Up

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Posted Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Severe repetitive drought in the American desert Southwest may cause permanent, irreversible damage to local ecosystems. And things are only expected to get worse.

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:54:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Samples of sediment and water will be extracted by a team from the BAS to help research in numerous fields. Sediment samples can provide a record of climate change and help us to understand the natural processes that can be involved in such a change.

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:22:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Scientists have now attributed the northern hemisphere's general winter cold recently to solar activity ('sun spots'). In Nature Geoscience, these findings also predict that decadal weather itself can be predicted according to the 11 year solar cycle.

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

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Planktonic growth and fishy futures.

Posted Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:30:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Feet get wet quicker now!

Posted Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:10:09 GMT by Paul Robinson

Heat kills more when it is humid.

Posted Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

UK or Republican “deniers” are worst?

Posted Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Methane danger in undersea permafrost .

Posted Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mama Mia Mantis

Posted Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Use biodiversity to combat climate change!

Posted Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:10:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Our climate change is related to deep ocean currents and glaciations

Posted Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

If you can't stand the heat..

Posted Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Flood the Pacific islands or don't sell your coal!

Posted Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Global warming and habitat choice

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Meteorological Day - 23rd March

Posted Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:40:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Oceans struggling to soak up CO2

Posted Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Sea change for shore habitats

Posted Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:20:37 GMT by Paul Robinson

Ozone hole's long reach brings climate change to the tropics

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:00:02 GMT by Martin Leggett

Arctic coasts slipping away

Posted Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

History may hold the key to future climate change consequences

Posted Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:30:01 GMT by David Hewitt

West Antarctica gets warmed from tropics via 'Rossby waves'

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:11:02 GMT by Martin Leggett

Climate change spells food disaster unless we act now argue top scientists

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Blue Carbon estimates up!

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:51:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong