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Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt From Below

Scientists have discovered that many Antarctic ice shelves are losing ice not just by calving icebergs but by melting from their undersides as well.

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Warming Will Worsen Water Scarcity

More than a billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme water shortage, and millions more will face the same fate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount.

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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food wastage across the world—totaling 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually—is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA.

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Climate Threat to South Africa’s Crops

The southern region of Africa could be among areas hardest hit by climate change, and a rapidly expanding population is likely to add to future problems.

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Australian Parties Sidetrack CO2 Threat

Australians’ concerns about climate change have been sidetracked by the two major parties in the bruising campaign that has led up to the federal elections.

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Soot ‘Melted Alps Glaciers, Not Heat’

Pollution—not rising temperatures—is thought to have started melting the Alps of central Europe in the mid-19th century.

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Poll Pinpoints Public’s Climate Fears

A multinational insurance group’s global survey reveals high public anxiety about the effects of climate change—with 84 percent of people polled saying they expect more natural disasters in the future.

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Cooler Pacific ‘Is Slowing Warming’

Climatologists are puzzled that greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, while the atmosphere is warming more slowly than they expected. Now two scientists in the U.S. think they know why.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Banks Put a Price on Earth’s Life Support

A group of large banks plans to withhold credit from companies that fail to attach financial value to clean water, forest cover and other natural resources they exploit.

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Climate Change Frogs

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As the World Warms, More Americans Put Their Heads in the Sand

Even as scientists report a consensus of certainty that human activity fuels global warming, polls show fewer Americans now believe so.

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Google a Reef and Help Save It

By making 360-degree panoramic underwater vision available to anyone who has a computer, scientists hope to alert many more people to the plight of the world’s coral reefs.

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Australia’s Floods Had Global Effects

Puzzled oceanographers who wondered where the sea level rise went for 18 months now have their answer. It went to Australia.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Early Birds and Insects May Go Hungry

British butterflies which appear early in the year may soon run out of time to adapt to ever-earlier springs, researchers say.

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Earth’s Inner Heat Melts Greenland Ice

Greenland’s icesheet is melting, at the surface and at its base, due to the normal warmth of an active rocky planet.

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More Heatwaves by 2020 ‘Almost Certain’

Heatwaves will inevitably become fiercer and more frequent over much of the planet by 2040 because of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, climate scientists say.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 READ MORE



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A Tale of Two Planets

It’s official: Global warming could get worse – almost unimaginably worse. Conditions on planet Earth mean that in theory, at least, there could be a runaway greenhouse effect.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Putting an Umbrella Over Coral Reefs

The world’s coral reefs are under threat. Some scientists say doses of cloud brightening could solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Himalayas to Be Wetter and Warmer Over Next Century

There have been dire warnings about melting glaciers in the Himalayas leading to falling flows in some of Asia’s major rivers. Now scientists are turning some of their original research on its head.

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Signs of Forests Adapting to Growing CO2 Levels

Trees may be exploiting higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If so, then the carbon dioxide fertilisation effect—predicted by theorists and observed in laboratory experiments—could be real.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Arctic Albedo Loss Threatens Wildlife

The rapid thawing of the region’s sea ice is affecting virtually every species of Arctic wildlife—and a new study of how the rate of melting is accelerating shows the problem is set to worsen.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Bank Curbs Won’t Slow Coal’s Comeback

World coal use is growing and set to grow much more, despite the announcement by several large banks of more stringent conditions on lending to coal-burning power plants.

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE


Drowning in Denial

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Subhankar Banerjee

Let Us Now Sing About the Warmed Earth

There are four elements of dystopia—ecological, political, sociological, and economic—as it relates to climate change, and news that the release of methane from beneath the Siberian permafrost would cost $60 trillion globally promises to create one.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Warmer Climate Will Hit Volta River Levels

The cost of climate change for one of West Africa’s most densely populated regions is likely to be severe, with food, energy supplies and industrial growth all at risk.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Warming Slows: No Surprise Yet

British scientists have confirmed that global warming has slowed down earlier than they thought it would, but say it is within the limits of uncertainty they had expected.

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Arctic Methane Melt ‘Could Cost $60 Trillion’

If the Arctic Ocean warms enough to release much of the methane trapped beneath the seabed, the cost could run close to the value of the global economy, experts say.

Posted on Jul 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Photosynthesis Could Be a Climate Change Solution

Researchers say “one of the most common [biological] processes on Earth” is also “one of the most promising means of extracting atmospheric carbon dioxide” on a scale potentially large enough to reduce the risk of catastrophic global warming.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Ice-Free Arctic Pinpointed 40 Years Ahead

The melting of the Arctic ice cap has become so fast and so certain that researchers can now confidently predict when the region will become ice free to within four years.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Plants Wilt as Heat Increases Ozone

Plants are significantly less able to absorb low-level ozone during a heat wave, researchers have found, with implications tied to more than 2 million deaths worldwide by air pollution from human causes.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 READ MORE


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Ocean Iron Study Means Climate Rethink

New research shows that scientists’ earlier estimates of how much iron was dissolving into seawater off the world’s coastlines may have been wide of the mark.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Scientists Still Puzzle Over Polar Ice

New research shows that glaciologists still cannot say for certain whether the Earth’s north and south polar ice is melting faster as the years pass.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Antarctic Ice Loss Alters Ocean Ecology

Creatures that lived for centuries or longer undisturbed in the waters around Antarctica are having to cope with entirely new conditions as the ice retreats.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Sea Levels ‘Are Set for Continuing Rise’

Predictions of global temperature increase by the end of this century suggest that sea levels could rise by more than 2 meters, much higher than scientists had thought.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE



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SoCal Fish Populations Dropped 78 Percent Over Last 40 Years

Scientists sifting through records of fish caught in the cooling systems of five coastal power plants confirmed “there has been a steep, ongoing drop in a wide variety of fish in the region over several decades,” the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Chaos ‘Needn’t Happen—If …’

Two reports suggest that it may be possible to avoid serious climate change, or even to reverse it. But both come with key qualifications—conditions that will have to be met if they are to prove correct.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Greenland Faces ‘Modest’ but Risky Melt

Although scientists believe Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise may be less than had been thought, they say the impacts could still be serious.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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CO2 Storage ‘Needs Tailoring to Geology’

Some hope we can lessen the climate impact of CO2 emissions by trapping and storing them underground. But researchers say potential sites vary so much that each will need separate appraisal.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 READ MORE



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2°C Climate Target ‘Is Half What’s Needed’

Swiss scientists say attempts to stop the rise in global average temperature exceeding 2°C over preindustrial levels are far too timid.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 READ MORE



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A Warming Climate Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

One of the main species of microbes that hold the soil together is likely to be affected by rising temperatures, with unpredictable consequences for fertility and erosion.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 READ MORE



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More Storms, More Heat Says World Meteorological Association

In the first decade of this century global sea level rise increased at about double the rate of the preceding hundred years, the World Meteorological Organization says.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Double Disasters Batter Pacific Islands

An escalating crisis caused by the simultaneous disasters of floods and drought is threatening the Marshall Islands, leading the Pacific nation’s government to appeal to world leaders for action on climate change.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE


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Insurers Given Severe Weather Warning

The huge cost of claims resulting from a rise in extreme weather events has led analysts in the multibillion dollar insurance industry to warn that it must now pressure governments to take action on greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 READ MORE


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