News tagged with global climate system

UN meets to mull climate change quick-fix options

On the heels of another halting round of talks on climate change, UN scientists this week will review quick-fix options for beating back the threat of global warming that rely on technology rather than political ...

dateJun 19, 2011 in Environment
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Global warming less extreme than feared?

Policymakers are attempting to contain global warming at less than 2°C. New estimates from a Norwegian project on climate calculations indicate this target may be more attainable than many experts have feared.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateMar 10, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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On the global water trail

Water is one of humanity's most pressing issues. Do we have enough of it for drinking, for farming or for industry? Too much, in the shape of flooding? Or too little, in the form of drought? The WATCH project, ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Environment
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Florida Tech researchers diagnose coral disease

Marine diseases are killing coral populations all over the world, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on reefs for food and protection from storms. Are these diseases new and unprecedented infections, ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Ecology
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