News tagged with global warming

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
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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
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Cause of El Nino abnormality found

(Phys.org) —Unusual El Niños, like those that led to the extraordinary super El Niño years of 1982 and 1997, will occur twice as often under even modest global warming scenarios.

Nov 18, 2013
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Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Nino

(Phys.org) —A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years, according to new ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans

Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters, according to a new report Wednesday from 540 ...

Nov 14, 2013
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