News tagged with temperature increase

Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected?

( -- Planet Earth has warmed much less than expected during the industrial era based on current best estimates of Earth's "climate sensitivity" -- the amount of global temperature increase expected in response ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Why a half-degree temperature rise is a big deal

The Paris Agreement, which delegates from 196 countries hammered out in December 2015, calls for holding the ongoing rise in global average temperature to "well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels," while "pursuing efforts ...

dateJul 04, 2016 in Environment
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Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Environment
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