Climate variability

Climate variability rather than overcrowding causes recent large-scale changes in Tibetan pasture cover

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Climate models

Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud brightening

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Yale University have found that climate patterns are aggressively making clouds “brighter” as the planet heats up. This can cause models to underestimate the amount of global warming that will occur due to increased carbon dioxide. The research appears in the April 8 edition of Science. As the […]