News tagged with global warming

Global warming's biggest offenders

When it comes to global warming, there are seven big contributors: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom. A new study published in Environmental Research Letters reveal ...

Jan 15, 2014 4.3 / 5 (12) 1

Methane hydrates and global warming

Methane hydrates are fragile. At the sea floor the ice-like solid fuel composed of water and methane is only stable at high pressure and low temperature. In some areas, for instance in the North Atlantic ...

Jan 02, 2014 4.1 / 5 (38) 104 | with audio podcast

Four degree rise will end vegetation 'carbon sink'

Latest climate and biosphere modelling suggests that the length of time carbon remains in vegetation during the global carbon cycle - known as 'residence time' - is the key "uncertainty" in predicting how Earth's terrestrial ...

Dec 16, 2013 3.6 / 5 (19) 28 | with audio podcast