Satellite data shows livestock emitted more methane than oil and gas industry in 2004
Climatologist challenges low-end claims of Intergovernmental panel
The world's lakes have finally been counted
Finland is called 'the land of a thousand lakes'. On registration plates in Minnesota it says '10,000 lakes!', and in Sweden there are about 100,000 lakes. But how many lakes are there in the whole world? ...
Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of atmospheric carbon
Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide ...
Why global warming is taking a break
The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. ETH researchers have now found out why. And they believe that global warming is likely to continue again soon.
Study suggests large waves may have bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice than thought
Researchers predict global warming will cause an increase in frequency of Indian Ocean Dipole events
Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean
Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then ...
No 'permanent El Nino,' scientists say—and the tropics may get even hotter
(Phys.org) —New research by Yale University scientists challenges a long-standing paradigm for temperature variability in the Pacific Ocean, casting doubt on the existence of a past period of "permanent" ...
Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters
(Phys.org) —Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
New materials for capturing carbon dioxide from combustion gases
(Phys.org) —Carbon dioxide is both a culprit in global warming and also responsible for keeping the Earth warm enough to support life as we know it. It is odorless and colorless, often represented by a ...
Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity ...
Study shows nonlinear pattern of migration due to climatic variations
Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change
The cloud forests of the Andes Mountains are not migrating fast enough in the face of global warming, according to FIU researchers.