Study vindicates climate models accused of 'missing the pause'
Climate models can recreate the slowdown in global warming since 1998, as long as they correctly factor in crucial variables such as the state of the El Niño system, new research has shown.
Team finds sea level rise in western tropical Pacific anthropogenic
A new study led by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern ...
Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
A team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute (DRI) has completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions ...
Climate engineering offers little hope of mitigation
Injecting particles into the stratosphere to shade and cool the Earth will never stop climate change. This is the shocking claim made in the July issue of Nature Climate Change by an international group ...
Carbohydrates help plants survive drought
Plants that have higher levels of starch and sugars can survive droughts better than species with lower levels, say scientists.
New study shows Indonesia's disastrous deforestation
Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday.
Study finds Emperor penguin in peril
An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study, ...
A win-win-win solution for biofuel, climate, and biodiversity
Fossil fuel emissions release billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is changing the climate and threatening the sustainability of life on planet Earth. In Brazil, the demand for ...
Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, scientists say
Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford University research.
Study grapples with ocean climate stress challenge
(Phys.org) —Researchers are struggling to solve the challenge of predicting climate change impacts on marine environments.
Research shows greater potential for solar power
Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a large fraction of the power supply in a decarbonized energy system, shows a new study of the technology and its potential practical application.
Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
Payback time for soil carbon from pasture conversion to sugarcane production
The reduction of soil carbon stock caused by the conversion of pasture areas into sugarcane plantations – a very common change in Brazil in recent years – may be offset within two or three years of cultivation.
Natural resources worth more than US$40 trillion must be accounted for
Natural resources worth more than US$40 Trillion must be accounted for Governments and companies must do more to account for their impact and dependence on the natural environment - according to researchers at the University ...