News tagged with radiative forcing

Greenhouse gases unbalanced

The conversion of arctic and boreal wetlands into agricultural land results in an additional cumulative radiative forcing of about 0,1 MilliJoule (mJ) per square meter for the next 100 years. The conversion of temperate wetlands ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Environment
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Land use looms as large factor in global warming

For the world's deteriorating environment, don't blame burning fossil fuels exclusively. Land use and land cover changes contribute about 40 percent to "radiative forcing," a key underlying factor in global warming, according ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Environment
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Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

( —As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth's greenhouse gas problem. A Cornell ecology professor fears that we may not be many years away from an environmental tipping ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Environment
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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 and charges ...

dateMar 10, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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