The human fingerprint on Europe's recent heat

This June, Europe experienced some remarkable heat. Temperature records were smashed across the west of the continent with extremely hot days followed by warm uncomfortable nights for many.

Climate instability over the past 720,000 years

A research group formed by 64 researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research, the University of Tokyo, and other organizations has analyzed atmospheric temperatures and dust for the past 720,000 years using an ...

Study on impact of climate change on snowpack

An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack ...

The cooling effect of agricultural irrigation

Previously, scientists have suggested that agricultural irrigation affects mean climate in several regions of the world. New evidence now shows that this cooling influence is even more pronounced when it comes to climate ...

Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China

The RegCM series of climate models are widely used throughout the world and in China. Applications include paleo and present-day climate simulation, mechanistic analyses, studies of atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, and ...

Northeast US temperatures are decades ahead of global average

Results of a new study by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that temperatures across the northeastern United States will increase much faster than ...

Humans have caused climate change for 180 years: study

An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century phenomenon.

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