Aerosols Add a New Wrinkle to Climate Change in the Tropical Pacific Ocean

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A new Yale study suggests that aerosols in the atmosphere may be temporarily holding down ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Aerosols Add a New Wrinkle to Climate Change in the Tropical Pacific Ocean

Climate Change Will Transform Cooling Effects of Volcanic Eruptions, Study Suggests

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Researchers have shown that human-caused climate change will have important consequences for how volcanic gases interact with the atmosphere. Climate Change Will Transform Cooling Effects of Volcanic Eruptions, Study Suggests

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California’s Carbon Mitigation Efforts May Be Thwarted by Climate Change Itself

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California’s Carbon Mitigation Efforts May Be Thwarted by Climate Change Itself

A New Way to Measure How Arctic Plant Communities Respond to Climate Change

Environmental News Network

One of the big unknowns about the future Arctic is whether plant communities around the Northern Hemisphere will continue to increase their carbon uptake as atmospheric CO2 rises. A New Way to Measure How Arctic Plant Communities Respond to Climate Change

Climate change and stock shifts

Environmental Economics

But many other fishermen do not blame climate change. Years of overfishing have winnowed some fish populations, muddling efforts to measure climate change’s impact. Fishermen, scientists and regulators often disagree over whether the current changes are temporary or the new normal. Weather records document a steady, if slow warming of the region’s waters since the 1850s, and a 50- to-70-year climatic cycle set off unusual ocean warming in the 1950s.

Weitzman on climate change

Environmental Economics

PBS Newshour : Paul Solman : Are headlines trumpeting the fact that carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere have now passed 400 parts per million for the first time in something like three million years unduly alarmist? Weitzman has also been working on environmental economics and most recently, in a series of widely cited academic papers, on the economics of global warming; the most famous, on the "Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change."

EconTalk Podcast: Martin Weitzman on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Russ Roberts: Is climate change the ultimate Black Swan? Martin Weitzman of Harvard University and co-author of Climate Shock talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the risks of climate change. Weitzman argues that climate change is a fat-tailed phenomenon--there is a non-trivial risk of a catastrophe.

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Beloved climate change scientist Konrad “Koni” Steffen loses life falling through melting glacier

Green Prophet

It looks like climate change actually claimed him as a victim,” a colleague said. ” Professor Steffen contributed to the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

Greentumble

We often consider climate change in terms of. But arguably the most significant effects of a warming planet and changing weather patterns will be on other living species; plants, animals, birds and marine life. Biodiversity – the number and range of living species – is expected to suffer a significant decline as the climate warms, resulting in negative impacts on global ecosystems and, ultimately, on humankind. Changes in populations and distribution.

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Wading through EPA's climate change mitigation benefits study

Environmental Economics

From The Hill ( EPA report touts big benefit to US from global climate policies ): The Obama administration unveiled a new weapon Monday in its fight against climate change, with a report showing billions of dollars in domestic benefits from aggressive international climate policies. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which capture a wider range of impacts from the published literature. of global action on climate change. Climatic Change.

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Using Climate Change Denial Logic in Other Situations

Environmental Economics

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records go back to 1895. NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch calculated that comes to more than 200 trillion gallons of water in May. Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow - mostly rain - fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the wettest month in U.S. records with 4.29 inches.

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Water and Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Representatives of the more than 150 countries meeting in New York on April 22 for the symbolic signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change can justly celebrate a historic moment. We can harness the power of Paris—notably the impetus it gives to climate change adaptation—to help tackle a related challenge: the water crisis. Although Paris never set out directly to solve these problems, the links with climate change are inescapable.

Climate change increases pollen and worsens allergies

AGreenLiving

Climate change is making allergy season even worse, according to a new study. Allergy season is both beginning sooner and generating more pollen overall, thanks to a sneeze-inducing mixture of warmer air and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There has been very little research on the application of detection and attribution analysis to the health risks of a changing climate.” Read the original post: Climate change increases pollen and worsens allergies.

Go mushroom, go mushroom! Fungi catching more climate change carbon?

Green Prophet

When we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution. Treseder, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine, studies how fungi can affect climate and vice-versa. New research from her lab shows that fungi can have different lifestyles in response to climate change. We may be able to better predict shifts in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and climate change,” says Treseder.

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Becoming a Witness to Climate Change

Cool Green Science

For years, I have understood the causes and consequences of climate change – intellectually at least – yet something always nagged at me. Like so many other things that we take on faith or on professional credentials, sometimes talking about climate change felt more ritual than real. David Letterman had invited me on the show and we ended up talking about climate change. I realized it was no longer enough to understand climate change intellectually.

Radio Waves Carry News of Climate Change

Green Prophet

The ionosphere, one of the regions of the upper atmosphere, plays an important role in global communications. Colin Price of Tel Aviv University ( he discovered the link between lightning and climate change ) has found that the radio waves reflecting back to Earth from the ionosphere offer valuable news on climate change as well. The new research shows that the strength of radio signals on the ground is a reliable indicator of temperature change above.

Climate Change (Officially) Contributed to Somalia Famine

Green Prophet

Up to 100,000 people died in Somalia during the 2011 famine that devastated the Horn of Africa , and British scientists have reported that climate change is partly responsible. The short rains at the end of 2010 failed as a result of natural variations in weather caused by La Nina, Peter Stott of Britain’s Met Office told the Associated Press , but the early 2011 long rains that typically occur around March and April are said to have failed because of climate change. .

Can the courts force climate change legislation?

Environmental Economics

The doctrine has never before been applied to the atmosphere, and it's a trickier prospect, not least because the sources of atmospheric pollution are so diffuse and wide-ranging, extending to other countries whose actions the United States may not be able to influence.

Here’s How Climate Change Will Make Food Less Nutritious

Green (Living) Review

A new study suggests that having more CO2 in the atmosphere will cause levels of zinc and iron in important staple crops to drop. A study published this week in Nature suggests that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase in the coming decades, yields may increase. Just last year, the world crossed the dubious threshold of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. climate change food nutrition

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Expect Worst Climate Change Scenario, Researchers Warn

Green Prophet

It’s not easy to predict exactly how increased greenhouse gases in our atmosphere will affect global weather patterns , which is one of the main reasons climate change deniers have been able to sow doubt, but scientists are getting closer all the time and their research reveals that we should expect the worst case scenario in decades to come. Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS).

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Cool Green Science

” With those words this afternoon, President Obama took an important step toward turning his pledges on climate change into reality. February’s State of the Union address put climate change back on the national agenda. Today’s speech was another welcome recognition that climate change is here, is an acute risk to human well-being and demands bold action now.

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Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

Even with actions as monumental as climate change, it still demonstrates this ability. Forests and other plants play a vital role in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Using carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can provide food and energy through a process called photosynthesis. When forests are lost, less carbon dioxide can be removed from the air, increasing levels in the atmosphere. The increase in nitrogen triggered a positive change in tree growth.

Hurricane Sandy has become the climate change lobby's besty

Environmental Economics

At the risk of equating all natural disaster costs with climate change I'll share this (since I approve its message): Dealing with global warming will be expensive. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last year ranked as the second-costliest in terms of natural disasters since 1980 — lagging only 2005 when Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans. A tax on energy could single-handedly take on climate change.

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

AGreenLiving

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech Jonathan Foley Mon, 03/01/2021 – 01:30 This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. To achieve such rapid cuts in emissions, we need to deploy the fastest possible climate solutions. These would have an immediate effect on the atmosphere.

More on baseball and climate change

Environmental Economics

 How else would one explain McCarver dropping this wisdom on an unsuspecting nation during Saturday afternoon's MLB on Fox coverage: McCarver: "It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now, there has been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world and I think that's one of the reasons that balls are carrying much better now than I remember.

Can Knowledge Save Us From Climate Change?

Green Prophet

Hulbert wrote in the Physical Review that if atmosphere CO2 concentrations doubled or tripled, then the earth’s surface temperature would increase by 4 and 7 degrees Celsius. Now — nearly a century later — climate change is well underway. Sharing environmental data, experts say, will bring us closer to mitigating climate change. If knowledge is enough, why did it take us nearly a century to get serious about climate change?

Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

AGreenLiving

The company is launching the second generation Eos Bioreactor, currently still a prototype, that can be used to absorb excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and give out oxygen. This is just one of many problems that are brought about by excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Storm mappers chase after patterns for climate change

Green Prophet

The symbolic clock was set to 11:57 by a board of atomic scientists featuring 17 Nobel Laureates, who warned that the planet, beset by climate change and nuclear proliferation, faced extraordinary and undeniable threats to its continued existence. “We want to use our algorithm to determine how climate change will affect the frequency and intensity of thunderstorms. Climate change and thunderstorms. Green Tech and Gadgets Climate Change

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide at highest level in 3 million years

AGreenLiving

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are now at the highest level they’ve been since the Pilocene Era, 3 million years ago, when giant camels roamed arid land above the Arctic Circle. Continued here: Atmospheric carbon dioxide at highest level in 3 million years.

"ExxonMobil CEO Relieved It Finally Too Late To Do Anything About Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Good ol' Rex: Saying the multinational oil and gas conglomerate had “really dodged a bullet,” ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday how relieved he was now that it was finally too late to do anything about climate change.

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Lebanon’s Environment Minister Acknowledges Climate Change

Green Prophet

Heaps of burning trash and some of the world’s most disgusting waterways are just two of the numerous issues plaguing the country, which is why we almost fell out of our chairs to learn that the Environmental Minister not only acknowledges climate change (which is more than some Americans are willing to do), but claimed his ministry is actively engaging solutions and coping mechanisms. .

How Oceans Contribute to Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

Much of the focus on getting control of climate change has centered on fossil fuel emissions. The changing composition of the world’s oceans has concerned scientists because of its potential to increase land loss due to shoreline erosion. However, another environmental consequence may accelerate the course of climate change. Kort and his colleagues discovered that cracks in the Arctic sea ice are a potent source of atmospheric methane.

How much are plants helping us fight climate change?

Green (Living) Review

New research suggests climate models don''t give plants enough credit for absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the air. But is the discrepancy enough to make a difference in global climate change? Earth''s plant life may soak up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously thought, according to a new study. More photosynthesis is good, but can a 16 percent discrepancy slow down climate change? climate change green living plants

This is why 'Climate Change' is a better term than 'Global Warming'

Environmental Economics

Sea-ice melt in the Arctic, Barents and Kara seas since 2004 has made more than twice as likely atmospheric circulations that suck cold Arctic air to Europe and Asia, a group of Japanese researchers led by the University of Tokyo’s Masato Mori said in a study published yesterday in Nature Geoscience. The decline in Arctic sea ice has doubled the chance of severe winters in Europe and Asia in the past decade, according to researchers in Japan.

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Climate change has an unlikely foe: The humble mushroom

Green (Living) Review

Ecto- and ericoid mycorrhizal (EEM) fungi can soak up 70 percent more carbon than other ’shrooms, keeping all that carbon outta the atmosphere. Then stuff can’t decompose as quickly, so the soil retains carbon instead of putting it out into the atmosphere. climate change green living Now THAT’s a magic mushroom! A gaggle of researchers just pitted 200 dirt samples against each other to see which held the most carbon, and soil with EEM fungi won.

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

AGreenLiving

A status report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) shows that overall, coral reefs in the U.S. This threat is the worst along the Florida coast, where few corals remain, and about 98% of the dead corals in this area were lost because of climate change.

What’s Your Climate Change Elevator Pitch?

Sightline Daily

The clever folks over at Climate Denial Crock of the Week (that’s Peter Sinclair) and Skeptical Science (John Cook) were in San Fran back in December, interviewing scientists, when they had the brilliant idea to ask each one to give their best climate change “elevator pitch.” Somebody says, “Oh, hi, you’re a climate scientist? What’s the big deal about climate change anyway?” Then memorize her crib notes to refine your own two minute climate pitch.

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How Climate Change Has Affected Mammal Evolution

Eco Friendly Daily

With its intimate connection to the environment, wildlife responses to changes in the world around it as part of its fight for survival. Scientists at Brown University have demonstrated how this has occurred in response to climate change over the last 65 million years. The researchers documented six distinct waves of mammal evolution that show a correlation to climate change. These effects often coincided with vegetation changes. Climate Change evolutio

Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. Millions of pounds of methane lay dormant in arctic ice , threatening to accelerate climate change when it melts, violent weather, drought, flooding and other disasters are on the rise, and yet the fossil fuel industry continues to function virtually unabated.

Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

Cool Green Science

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before The Flood , which premiered in Europe on October 15th at the London Film Festival, may prove to be the most influential movie detailing the state of our climate since Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth —both in terms of box office draw, and in its hard-hitting urgency and painful illustration of the impacts of runaway climate change. It draws attention to the topic but also allows critics to depict him and the climate issue as “fantasy.”

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Climate Change News: Less Lake Ice

Green Living Ideas

Get your weekly dose of climate change news from Earth Gauge, a free environmental news service from the National Environmental Education Foundation. This super in-depth (and slightly scary) US national climate change news is from their weekly email. Sign up here to get climate change news in your inbox too! Ice plays an important role for lakes because it determines how much heat is absorbed by water and how much water evaporates into the atmosphere.

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Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

In many areas of the country deer have changed the composition and structure of forests by preferentially feeding on select plant species. In our opinion, no other threat to forested habitats is greater at this point in time — not lack of fire, not habitat conversion, not climate change. At present there is little evidence of direct climate change impacts on eastern forests (Beckage et al. Change is possible but it won’t be easy or quick.

Study Links Ozone Hole to Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

While previous work has shown that the ozone hole is changing the atmospheric flow in the high latitudes, the Columbia Engineering paper, “Impact of Polar Ozone Depletion on Subtropical Precipitation,” demonstrates that the ozone hole is able to influence the tropical circulation and increase rainfall at low latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. The ozone hole is a big player in the climate system!"

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