Category: climate science

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises cl…

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears:

“Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive and the one in the Arabian Sea is “is the most intense in the world,” says Lachkar, a senior scientist at NYU Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.“It starts at about 100 metres and goes down to 1,500 metres, so almost the whole water column is completely depleted of oxygen,” he told AFP.“

Large igneous provinces contribute to ups and …

Large igneous provinces contribute to ups and downs in atmospheric carbon dioxide: undefined

Greenhouse gases were the main driver of clima…

Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate change in the deep past: undefined

NOAA’s Acting Chief Floated New Mission, Ignor…

NOAA’s Acting Chief Floated New Mission, Ignoring Climate Change:

“The acting chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed removing the word “climate” from the research agency’s mission statement, the latest maneuver in the Trump administration’s wide-ranging effort to downplay federal work on climate science and limit the public’s access to it.“

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GOP senators challenge funding for global warm…

GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program:

Four climate denier senators – Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rand Paul, R-Ky., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla – are railing against a program that educates TV weathercasters on the science of climate change and how to report on it.

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That NASA climate science program Trump axed? …

That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it:

“A U.S. House of Representatives spending panel voted today to restore a small NASA climate research program that President Donald Trump’s administration had quietly axed.”

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In an internal memo, the White House considere…

In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research:

“Even as Trump’s deputies have worked methodically to uproot policies aimed at curbing the nation’s carbon output, the administration’s agencies continue to produce reports showing that climate change is happening, is human-driven and is a threat to the United States.“

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Reducing emissions could save trillions | Stan…

Reducing emissions could save trillions | Stanford University:

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Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N. Paris Agreement could cost the global economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next century, according to new Stanford research. The study, published in Nature, is one of the first to quantify the economic benefits of limiting global warming to levels set in the accord.

The agreement commits 195 countries to the goal of holding this century’s average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above levels in the pre-industrial era. It also includes an aspirational goal of pursuing an even more stringent target of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. To date, the economic benefits of achieving these temperature targets have not been well understood.

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Harvard Scientist: Climate Change May Be Worse…

Harvard Scientist: Climate Change May Be Worse Than We Think:

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“We’re likely to see 4 maybe even 6 degrees (Celsius) of (global) warming over the next 100 years,” says Schrag, “and it’s happening more than 100 times faster than climate change we’ve experienced in the past.” Schrag believes there might be even more to be concerned about, saying there might be additional factors worsening climate change that scientists have not anticipated.

Adding to his grim forecast, Schrag says reversing the trend will be neither easy nor quick. For one thing, more than half of the CO2 currently affecting climate change will remain in our atmosphere 1,000 years from now. “A silver-bullet solution is not around the corner. It will require innovative investments sustained for at least the next century,” he says.

Climate change evidence: How do we know?

Climate change evidence: How do we know?: undefined