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UN chief calls for urgent action on climate change

(AP) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that urgent action was needed on climate change, pointing to the famine in the Horn of Africa and devastating floods in northern Australia as examples of ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Environment
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Climate and the statistics of extremes

( -- Swiss mathematicians have shown that the risk of extreme climate events is largely underestimated. They are developing a model for better understanding the impact of climate change.

dateJan 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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How atmospheric rivers form

If you want to assign blame on an overcast day, then cast your eyes on the tropics. Water vapor originating from the Earth's tropics is transported to midlatitudes on long filaments of flowing air that intermittently travel ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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