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Global Methane Levels Reaching New Highs

"After rising for nearly two decades, global methane levels "flat lined" in the first half of the 2000s. Before scientists could explain that puzzle, methane c ...more »

Global Warming Might Be Speeding Up

"It’s almost universally understood that the Earth will continue to get warmer for the foreseeable future. The rate at which the planet warms, however, won’t ...more »

Rising Temps: Oceans losing ability to absorb carbon

“We figured the amount of carbon that is not sinking out as a result of global temperature change is similar to the total amount of carbon emissions that the Un ...more »

Massive Craters From Methane Explosions Discovered in Arctic Ocean Where Ice Melted

There are several hundred craters in the area the study looked at. Over one hundred of them are up to 1,000 meters wide... K. Andreassen/CAGE: "...if you watch ...more »

“We Can’t Possibly Plant Enough Trees To Fight Climate Change”

"Biomass plantations can contribute to climate change mitigation, the researchers say—albeit as a supporting actor rather than in a lead role... But their calcu ...more »

Miles of Collapsing Antarctic Ice Into Sea – New York Times

[caption id="attachment_401" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Miles of Collapsing Ice Into Sea[/caption] " Remote as Antarctica may seem, every person in the w ...more »

Combustion of available fossil fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Abstract "The Antarctic Ice Sheet stores water equivalent to 58 m in global sea-level rise. We show in simulations using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model that burn ...more »

CO2 set to hit levels not seen in 50 million years by 2050

"We are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere so fast that it could soar to its highest level for at least 50 million years by the middle of this century. ...more »

Antarctic Tipping Points "Warming “above a critical level would remove all ice shelves, and consequently all ice grounded below sea level ...more »

NOAA :: CO2 Levels Rose At Record Pace 2nd Straight Year

“The rate of CO2 growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age,” Tans sai ...more »

Soils Could Emit Much More Carbon Than Previously Thought

"If our findings are applied to soils around the globe that are similar to what we studied, meaning soils that are not frozen or saturated, our calculations sugge ...more »

Climate Change Has Already Harmed Almost Half of All Mammals

"The effect of climate change on endangered species has been wildly underestimated, a new study has found." ...more »

Rapid Cooling North Atlantic Greater Risk – Could Affect Europe’s Climate

"If these predictions are borne out and the North Atlantic waters do cool rapidly over the coming years, climate change adaptation polices for regions bordering t ...more »

1 in 14 Trees Dead In Colorado Forests

'One in 14 trees is dead in Colorado forests and the number of gray-brown standing-dead trees has increased 30 percent since 2010 to 834 million, the state’s an ...more »

METHANE – Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Release

"...not only are the annual emissions of methane to the ocean from degrading gas hydrates far smaller than greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere from human a ...more »

Too Hungry To Play…

"Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County in Kenya sit by the fire watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is ...more »

Rising Temps Will Shrink US Harvests Says Scientists

"For every single day the temperature remains above 30°C, they find, maize and soya plants can lose about 5% of their harvest. But that is only the start." ht ...more »

January 2017 Heralds Dire Climate News

The Arctic Is Getting Crazy Climate Model Suggests Collapse of Atlantic Circulation is ...more »

Climate Model Suggests Collapse of Atlantic Circulation Possible

Scripps Institute, Yale University and other researchers removed the bias in current climate models and re-ran AMOC (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation) ...more »

Military plans for climate change despite skeptics ...more »

North Pole above freezing in sign of ‘sudden’ and ‘very serious’ climate change ...more »

As Cities Warm, Their Trees Absorb Less Carbon From the Atmosphere

"Trees filter our air and water and increase biodiversity in our neighborhoods by providing habitats for animals. Just being near them has been shown to improve o ...more »

Methane emissions levels could be double current estimates ...more »

Arctic methane gas emission ‘significantly increased since 2014’ ...more »

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