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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

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With its huge surface area climatic influence was obvious and Professor Thomas Lowell is now revealing all in Minneapolis to the Geological Society of America. The title of his paper is ''Glacial Lake Agassiz-Its History and Influence on North America and on Global Systems: In Honor of James T. Teller.''

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

New research shows that the global rate of photosynthesis is 25% faster than was previously thought, possibly affecting models of global climate change. In a paper published this week in the science journal Nature, a team of Dutch, Australian and American scientists estimate that the rate of global photosynthesis happens faster than scientists previously thought.

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

Arctic ice nears record lows

Arctic ice nears record lows

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

NASA's continuing monitoring of the ice in the seas around the Arctic has confirmed that the sea ice extent has shrunk close to its 2007 record low confirming a 30 year declining trend. Each year the ice expands through the winter before melting away as the sun warms the northern hemisphere, reaching its minimum level in September.

Arctic ice nears record lows

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A previous explanation for the warming that ended the last ice age has been called into doubt. The last ice age was lengthy, taking place over a period of 25,000 years. It covered over a third of the earth and ended over 10,000 years ago. How the glacial period ended has been a matter of dispute, but one accepted theory was that a significant release of carbon dioxide from the ocean was the cause.

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Ozone depletion over the Arctic has been considerably greater this year due to an extended cold period. The ozone layer is an essential component of a life-supporting planet Earth, protecting life from potentially harmful UV radiation and its adverse effects.

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:22:01 GMT by Dave Collier

Climatic cycles add an additional pressure to that caused by climatic change, trapping species in unfavourable environmental conditions. Examples on land include the deterioration of the body weight of polar bears and the recent overlap of red and arctic fox territories.

Climatic cycles add to the chance of extinction

New study backs Arctic climate models

New study backs Arctic climate models

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:06:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The conditions in the Arctic are changing so fast it's becoming hard for scientists to predict the future, but a new study from America says that computer models of ice loss are likely to be accurate.

New study backs Arctic climate models

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen, the rise in temperatures has not followed exactly in their path, but scientists using new computer models believe they have found the 'missing heat' of global warming in the depths of the oceans.

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Europe's Atlantic fringes have seen significantly warmer waters for the last 30 years – and the fish are responding, says a report on fishery studies in the NE Atlantic. More faster-breeding, warmer-loving fish, and fewer cold-water species are part of the 'swings and roundabouts' pattern being picked up by the study published in Current Biology today.

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Climate change: asking the experts

Climate change: asking the experts

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Away from the labs and the computer models, social scientists are turning to indigenous peoples in Alaska as a new measure of the impacts of climate change.

Climate change: asking the experts

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Sea ice helps carbon absorption

Posted Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change affects islands, but one snail hangs on.

Posted Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Soil carbon is lost with global warming

Posted Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:52:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

WMO and others at Montreal climate change conference

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Trees lose out to climate change

Posted Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Posted Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

Posted Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The emperor has no ice

Posted Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Ice influence will prevent some cold spells

Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:26:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Huge Antarctic rift provides clues on ice loss

Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:46:58 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Ice-free Arctic dangers of a 'cold war'

Posted Sun, 05 May 2013 09:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

China's double-edged climate weapon

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Ozone likely to threaten European forests as climate warms

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:18:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

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

Developed nations falling behind on Copenhagen climate promises

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:18:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Baby elephants and the effects of climate change

Posted Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:06:32 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is the clock ticking on Earth Hour?

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:21:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Secrets of how the last ice age ended

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:07:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Destroying Amazonian forest cuts rainfall

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:21:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop