News tagged with global climate system

Arctic sea ice captured by satellite

The Arctic Ocean is covered by a dynamic layer of sea ice that grows each winter and shrinks each summer, reaching its yearly minimum size each fall. While the 2010 minimum remains to be seen, NASA's Aqua ...

Sep 14, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 2

Explained: Radiative forcing

When people talk about global warming or the greenhouse effect, the main underlying scientific concept that describes the process is radiative forcing. And despite all the recent controversy over leaked emails ...

Mar 10, 2010 3.5 / 5 (20) 33

Global sunscreen won't save corals

Emergency plans to counteract global warming by artificially shading the Earth from incoming sunlight might lower the planet's temperature a few degrees, but such "geoengineering" solutions would do little to stop the acidification ...

Jun 16, 2009 4.4 / 5 (13) 1