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Climate change: Smoke from wildfires is destroying the ozone layer, new study finds

However, the damage was temporary, and ozone levels returned to pre-wildfire levels as the smoke cleared from the stratosphere. Smoke from wildfires, which have become a common occurrence around the world, can destroy the Earth’s ozone layer, a new study has found. The ozone shield in the Earth’s stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun. […]

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Behavioral economics in action – climate change

If you were to count the number of times in a day that your actions do not match your intentions, in your opinion, what would the count be? It’s a perfect example of what behavioral economics rotates on; the famous intention-action gap. Here, Joshua Gordon, writing for FirstRand, gives everyday examples of how easily things […]

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This investor is fighting climate change by pushing portfolios towards a net zero carbon footprint

Nili Gilbert has always enjoyed solving difficult problems. As a young girl, she spent hours poring over the mind-bending book The Lady or the Tiger? And other logic puzzles. Years later, while working as a quantitative investor, he was modeling human behavior which turned out to be a particularly difficult puzzle. Today, as Vice President […]

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Climate change and extreme weather will have complex effects on disease transmission

Temperature fluctuations such as heat waves can have very different effects on infection rates and disease outcomes depending on the average background temperature, according to a report published today in eLife. The study suggests that it will become increasingly difficult to predict the consequences of climate change on host-pathogen interactions as global temperatures rise and […]

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Discrepancy between terrestrial and marine data resolved; shows that ice sheets are vulnerable to small fluctuations in carbon dioxide

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst definitively resolves a long-standing discrepancy in the geological record that pitted studies of marine ice sheet behavior against those that reconstructed past conditions on land. The research, recently published in the journal Geology, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Environment Research Council, lends […]

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How climate change pushed the koala into the ‘endangered’ category

Beautiful picture of Koala According to the sources, the Australian government has listed the the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), the cuddly marsupial that is the country’s icon, as well as “In danger” recently in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, as […]

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Climate science: what about these colors and their link to climate change? | Opinion

Let’s take a look at some chemistry first. Don’t worry, please stick with it and there are no tests. Hydrogen is the first element of the periodic table and its atomic number is 1. It is a clear, colorless, odorless and highly combustible gas. Also of note, hydrogen is the most abundant chemical substance in […]

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Climate change impacts air composition: study

In a landmark study of airborne microorganisms from ground level down to 3,500 meters, NTU Singapore scientists found that bacteria and fungi populate the planet’s lower atmosphere in very specific ways and, if they are modified, may have a negative impact on human health and the food supply. In their latest article published in the […]

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Climate change will deprive the oceans of precious oxygen

The emergence of deoxygenation is expected to be widespread in large areas of the oceans before 2080. Photo: Pixabay/joker When it comes to climate change, there is bad news and there is even worse news. Into this last category falls a new study in which scientists predict that more than two-thirds of the world’s oceans […]

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Climate change a growing concern for the Fed as candidates face a hearing | Economic news

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — How far the Federal Reserve can go to force banks to factor climate change implications into their lending policies could be the focus of a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists on the influential Fed Board of Governors. The […]

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IPCC reports on climate change, conclusions, significance, purpose and history of reports

History of IPCC reports The IPCC has been sounding the alarm on climate change for decades, publishing regular and comprehensive assessments that summarize the most recent research on the warming of our planet. Periodically, it also publishes special reports on topics such as land use, the ocean and the cryosphere (frozen parts of the earth) […]

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Climate change could cause more kidney stones

Climate change over the next few decades could lead to an increase in cases of kidney stones, which would incur huge costs for health systems, according to research by scientists in the United States. A study, published in Scientific Reports, found that even if measures were put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there […]

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IGT becomes the latest gaming company to fight climate change

iGaming is a billion dollar industry, with hundreds of companies trying to position themselves on the online map. And it’s not something new either, as we’ve seen for years how companies in this internet marketplace strive to improve both their product and their reputation. One company that has caused a stir is IGT. They joined […]

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The fight against climate change is in our hands

As for the cooling industry, researchers have estimated that by 2050 the number of room air conditioners will quadruple to 4.5 billion worldwide, becoming at least as ubiquitous as cell phones are today. . By the end of the century, greenhouse gas emissions from air conditioning will account for up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of […]

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It’s time for businesses to adapt to climate change. How should they do it?

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. The outcome of COP26 left many disappointed. Although 151 parties have submitted new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of the conference, commitments to reduce emissions continue to lag significantly behind what is needed to limit the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. Calls […]

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Biden calls fire in Colorado another sign of climate change

Joe Biden in Louisville, Colorado on January 7, 2022 & nbsp; Biden called the Colorado fire another sign of climate change The President and the First Lady visited the city of Louisville, which was badly damaged by a wildfire last week President Joe Biden, who visited the site of the worst wildfire in Colorado history, […]

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The climate change emergency cannot be solved by disintegrating democracies

President BidenJoe Biden Biden Tells US Zelensky Allies “Will Respond Decisively” If Russia Invades Biden, Harris Will Speak On The Anniversary Of The Capitol Uprising.The climate agenda of was launched with hopes, prayers and the expectation of leadership for all democracies around the world, like a glorious ship setting off on a maiden voyage: the […]

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Temperatures of the past 24,000 years find unprecedented global warming

The study reveals that greenhouse gas concentrations have been increasing since the last ice age. A University of Arizona study looked at Earth’s climate since the last Ice Age around 24,000 years ago, highlighting the main drivers of climate change and how far human activity has pushed the climate system out of bounds. The research […]

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Faatiha’s serious mission to fight climate change

Fri 24 Dec 2021 00:00 Last update on: Fri Dec. 24, 2021 04:20 AM In 2018, Faatiha Aayat addressed the International Youth Day Conference at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber on Global Warming and Climate Change. Photo: courtesy “> In 2018, Faatiha Aayat addressed the International Youth Day Conference at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber […]

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Africa cannot face climate change alone by Kristalina Georgieva & Félix Tshisekedi

Despite having played a negligible role in creating the climate crisis, African countries are already finding themselves paying the price. More creative and proactive forms of international support are needed to help African countries adapt and sustain progress towards broader sustainable development goals. KINSHASA – Africa hardly contributes to global warming. Its 1.4 billion inhabitants, […]

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Why tornadoes are the hardest disasters to link to climate change

After tornadoes hit six U.S. states late last week, killing at least 88 people and razing warehouses, nursing homes and factories, many were quick to blame global warming for at least part damage. Over the weekend, numerous media speculated that global warming may have played a role and lobbied policymakers for answers. Deanne Criswell, the […]

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The man who predicted climate change

In late 1966, in the sprawling computer lab of the Washington, DC office building that housed the United States Meteorological Bureau, Syukuro Manabe was waiting for a print job to finish. The stake was the fate of the planet. Manabe, who was thirty-five, had come to the United States from Japan almost a decade earlier. […]

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“An ESG framework should enable organizations to mitigate the risks associated with climate change”

Climate change has serious consequences for people and the planet. A robust industrial infrastructure, which aims to meet the demand of a growing population, places significant pressure on the environment and the resources available to us. Consequently, the role of industries in mitigating these climate risks will be critical and organizations must develop an ESG […]

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Climate variability will increase in the 21st century • Earth.com

A new study published in the journal Earth system dynamics explored predicted future changes in climate and ecosystem variability. Scientists have found that in addition to causing changes in average temperatures and precipitation levels, global warming will also trigger the onset of more pronounced extreme weather events during the 21st century, ranging from mighty storms […]

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Can we blame climate change for BC’s “atmospheric river”?

We cannot say for sure that climate change caused the heavy rains and severe flooding and landslides currently plaguing British Columbia, but global warming makes such disasters more likely, a Swiss speaker suggested Thursday. D. “Warmer air can carry more moisture, so there is generally this notion that the frequency of heavy precipitation events – […]

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holistic framework can help fisheries adapt in times of climate change | UCSB

A new decision-making framework designed by an international team of fisheries researchers can help fisheries strengthen their capacity to adapt to a warming world. The tool, said marine ecologist Jacob Eurich of UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), is intended to take much of the guesswork out of finding resilience […]

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Climate variability and dynamics during the warm period of the Lower to Middle Pliocene provide clues for future climate change

Field photograph of the Shilou red clay sequence of the eastern Chinese loess plateau. Credit: Ao Hong A recent study by an international research group led by Professor Ao Hong of the Institute of the Earth’s Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed the variability and dynamics of the Asian climate during the warm […]

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Variability and dynamics of the Asian climate through

image: Field photograph of the Shilou red clay sequence of the eastern Chinese loess plateau seen Following Credit: AO Hong A recent study by an international research group led by Professor AO Hong of the Institute of the Earth’s Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed the variability and dynamics of the Asian climate […]

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PM Hasina: Bangladesh can be a role model in the fight against climate change

Climate change-related natural disasters threaten the lives of people and future generations of Bangladesh, Prime Minister says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that although Bangladesh is affected by the adverse effects of climate change, it can serve as a role model for the world in the fight against climate change. “Bangladesh is particularly affected by […]

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Climate models overlook benefits of ‘warming’ CO2, says statistician

Rather than relying on models of climate change that could be the basis for extensive and costly regulations, policymakers should instead question these models, focusing on the legitimacy of their underlying assumptions. That’s what the Heritage Foundation’s chief statistician said at a recent climate change conference in Las Vegas leading up to the international summit […]

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World science advisers call for action on climate change | New

Senior science advisers and presidents of national science academies from more than 20 countries have signed a statement to leaders of world governments reiterating the existing scientific consensus and the need for immediate action to tackle climate change. The signatories call on world leaders to develop “ambitious” long-term strategies based on solid scientific evidence that […]

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The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 graphics

Earth’s climate system is interconnected and complex, and even small changes in temperature can have big impacts With the United Nations climate conference in Scotland shining a light on climate change policies and the impact of global warming, it helps to understand what the science is showing. I am an atmospheric scientist who has worked […]

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Pecos River Basin Study Examines Water Supply Under Various Climate Change Scenarios

As climate change affects the water supply in the southwest, farmers in the Pecos River Basin could face challenges. The United States Bureau of Reclamation on October 12 released a study on the impact of climate change and agriculture on the Pecos River basin under five different scenarios. Reclamation study director Dagmar Llewellyn said the […]

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India and climate change: implications of setting a net zero target

The 1.5C report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the importance of achieving a net future with zero greenhouse gases. Many countries have announced their commitment to achieve a net zero future for their economies. India, while doing far more than its “fair share” of mitigation, has yet to announce a net […]

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Researcher seeks to improve climate models for future water projections

October 27, 2021Commented by Alex Smith According to a broader scientific consensus, the western part of the United States will have less water and the northeastern United States will have more due to climate change. Flavio Lehner. Image credit: Cornell University. However, how much less and how much more is mostly uncertain, posing a critical […]

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Addressing our great anxiety about climate change

I remember widespread public anxiety and depression in the 1960s and 1970s over the prospect of mutually assured destruction and a nuclear winter in the event of a global nuclear war. And today, public anxiety (“eco-anxiety”) about climate change is increasing around the world. The American Psychiatric Association recognizes that climate change is a significant […]

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Modi will “play” a crucial role for carbon credits to fight against climate change

An official confirmation of Modi’s visit has yet to be announced. India, China, Brazil and some other developing countries have strongly advocated maintaining carbon credits, which allow companies to offset their greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the Paris Agreement of 2015, an ambitious global action plan to fight climate change. The carbon market mechanism, […]

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Climate change: Need to review the US $ 100 billion climate finance commitment to developing countries

The unprecedented increase in climate-related disasters has led more than 13,000 scientists from 153 countries to sign a declaration of climate emergency, according to an article published in September 2021 in a leading biological science journal. The call for such severe action as the declaration of a climate emergency is justified by the Sixth Assessment […]

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Climate models cannot replicate the slowdown in global warming of the early 2000s – scientists explain why

A recent study led by Dr Wei and Dr Qiao of the First Institute of Oceanography at the Department of Natural Resources provides an assessment of the performance of recently published CMIP6 models to simulate the slowdown in global warming observed in the early 2000s. This study reveals that the key to simulating and predicting […]

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Climate change: can cap and trade be the solution to Delhi’s pollution problem?

It cannot be denied that climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing issues of the day, with experts worrying about the future of the world as we move forward at this rate. In its publication of the Fifth Assessment Report in 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of 1,300 independent scientists […]

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Nobel Prize in Physics rewards work on climate change

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for essential work in understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing, identifying the effect of human behavior on these changes and ultimately predicting the impact of global warming. The winners were Syukuro Manabe from Princeton University, Klaus Hasselmann from the Max Planck Institute for […]

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Nobel Prize in Physics rewards trio for contributions to climate models

Stockholm Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize in Physics for work that brought order to apparent disorder, helping to explain and predict the complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change. Syukuro Manabe, from Japan, and Klaus Hasselmann from Germany have been cited for their work in “physical modeling of […]

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Climate Change Threatens Florida’s Jewel Everglades

Miami (AFP) Umberto Gimenez loves alligators. He gives them nicknames like “Smile” and “Momma Gator” and laughs when he thinks of their antics. Gimenez, an airboat captain, found his paradise in Florida’s Everglades National Park, a natural gem in the southeastern US state threatened by climate change. “It’s an amazing place and there is only […]

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Climate change: what ancient caves reveal about future New Zealand floods

Prehistoric deposits left in ancient New Zealand caves – like the Waipuna Cave in Waitomo – could help scientists better understand how precipitation changes as our climate warms. Photo / Supplied Scientists are looking to prehistoric clues left in New Zealand caves to predict how climate change will cause deluge in our warmer, wilder future. […]

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Winter in Philadelphia can be snowy and cold, even with climate change

A month-long snow blitz was underway in Philadelphia, with up to 4 feet building up in nearby suburbs. Texas, which has long suffered devastating and destructive hurricane damage, experienced an all-out disaster of a different kind, a cold snap that bypassed the state’s electricity grid and darkened millions of homes and companies. At one point, […]

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Bjorn Lomborg: Blaming deadly floods and wildfires on climate change comes in handy for politicians

The media pay disproportionate attention to plane crashes, but just reporting many stories of plane crashes does not provide a good insight into transportation safety. You need statistics to realize that planes are much safer than cars. Alarmist climate reports are now causing the same problem with ever-proliferating stories of extreme heat waves, floods and […]

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How Scientists Predict Climate Scenarios – Enter the World of Climate Models

The climate of our planet is an extremely complex subject. Of course, the underlying principles are simple, but incorporating the interaction between all the different elements is a very difficult task. To assess the situation on a large scale, researchers often turn to what are called climate models. A climate model is a quantitative simulation […]

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Letter to the editor: Russian climate models are more accurate for forecasting purposes

When the global warming controversy started, the scientists involved released a graph: a graph / graph showing that the temperature of the atmosphere or the ocean (I can’t remember which one, but it doesn’t matter. now) is growing so rapidly lately that the graph looks like a hockey stick. In less than a day, it […]

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Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise due to melting Antarctic ice sheet

The Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland. Credit: Thomas Overly A new study predicts that any rise in sea level on the world’s southernmost continent will be countered by increased snowfall, coupled with a warmer polar atmosphere. Using modern methods to calculate projected changes in sea level, the researchers found that the two ice caps in Greenland and […]

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How Climate Models Work | FiveThirtyEight

Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Part I of its latest Global Climate Assessment Report. The report draws on advanced climate modeling to illustrate to policymakers where global warming is heading. In this episode of Model Talk on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Nate Silver and Galen Druke are […]

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Scientific flaws in IPCC climate models and concealment of problems in IPCC AR6 report

The strong positive shortwave radiation anomaly since 2001 The results of the temperature simulations of the IPCC and Ollila models Earth’s energy balance showing the magnitude of the greenhouse effect The IPCC climate models ignore the sharp increase in solar radiation since 2001. The IPCC tries to cover up the violation of the physical laws […]

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Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions, but technology remains a powerful tool

Credit: Shutterstock The long-awaited new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due later today. Prior to publication, a debate erupted over the computer models at the heart of global climate projections. Climate models are one of the many tools that scientists use to understand how the climate has changed in the […]

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Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions – but technology remains a powerful tool

The long-awaited new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due later today. Prior to publication, a debate erupted over the computer models at the heart of global climate projections. Climate models are one of the many tools that scientists use to understand how the climate has changed in the past and […]

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Need for post-economic growth climate models

Power plant. Steve Buissinne from Pixabay New climate models that challenge the assumption that rich countries can continue to pursue economic growth, while mitigating the impact of climate change, urgently need to be developed to help inform realistic public and policy debate. , say academics writing in the journal Natural energy. Academics are calling on […]

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Scientists study how regional climate variability affects animals in arid North America: UNM Newsroom

As visual evidence of climate change continues to shed light on a huge problem in the world, scientists studying at several National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites are partially tackling the problem. problem by examining changes in the diversity and abundance of small mammals to understand their vulnerabilities to climate change. Long-term […]

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A study assesses the performance of CMIP6 climate models in simulating the slowdown in global warming

May 18, 2021 Led by Dr. Wei and Dr. Qiao of the First Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources, a new study offers an evaluation of the performance of recently released CMIP6 models in simulating the deceleration of global warming seen in the early 2000s. Warming rate during the rapid warming period […]

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New Research Finds Climate Models Usually Do It Right

New climate research, conducted primarily in San Diego, reveals that a study of Earth’s temperatures during the last ice age confirms some widely held ideas about climate change. Lead author Alan Seltzer, a paleoclimatologist at the Wood’s Hole Institute of Oceanography, studied ancient water as a way to better understand never-before-recorded planetary temperatures. New Research […]

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Misuse of climate models may pose growing risk to financial markets, experts warn

Could climate change affect your business? According to the authors of an article in the United Kingdom, the misuse of climate models could pose a growing risk to financial markets. The report says that misuse of climate models can give investors a false sense of certainty about how the physical impacts of climate change will […]

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Society’s positive response to past climate variability is an example for today

By Mikayla Mace Kelley, University Communications March 24, 2021 Ruins of Late Antiquity villages in the limestone massif of Syria: rural settlements in the Roman and Sassanid Near East developed during the Little Ice Age of Late Antiquity. Artur Rodziewicz As the signs of man-made climate change become increasingly alarming, research into how past societies […]

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New climate models with high climate sensitivity are not plausible

A recent analysis of the latest generation of climate models – known as CMIP6 – provides a caveat on interpreting climate simulations as scientists develop more sensitive and sophisticated projections of how the Earth will react to levels. increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Miami […]

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Climate variability and pandemic – creating insecurity

Mohamed Zamir | Posted: 07 March 2021 21:46:40 | Update: March 16, 2021, 8:15 p.m. Currently, in many parts of the world, environmentalists are referring to a 2018 United Nations security resolution that warned of the adverse effects of climate change, ecological changes and natural disasters. This warning is now being realized through what is […]

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Climate variability and pandemic – creating insecurity

Mohamed Zamir | Posted: 07 March 2021 21:46:40 | Update: March 16, 2021, 8:15 p.m. Currently, in many parts of the world, environmentalists are referring to a 2018 United Nations security resolution that warned of the adverse effects of climate change, ecological changes and natural disasters. This warning is now being realized through what is […]

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The high end of climate sensitivity in new climate models considered less plausible – ScienceDaily

A recent analysis of the latest generation of climate models – known as CMIP6 – provides a caveat on interpreting climate simulations as scientists develop more sensitive and sophisticated projections of how the Earth will react to levels. increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Miami […]

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Scientists warn against misuse of climate models in financial markets

LONDON (Reuters) – The misuse of climate models could pose a growing risk to financial markets by giving investors a false sense of certainty about how the physical impacts of climate change will play out, article authors say published Monday. With heat waves, wildfires, massive storms and sea level rise set to intensify as the […]

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Gavin Schmidt: The problem with climate models? People.

Gavin Schmidt says there is nothing wrong with climate models – in fact, “they did a pretty good job of predicting what happened.” One of the reasons they’re not more specific, he says, is the people. Dr Schmidt is the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and one of the nation’s top climatologists. […]

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The past is the key to predicting the future climate – Models should be tested by simulating past climates

Past carbon dioxide concentrations (left) versus possible future emission scenarios (right): the rate of current emissions is much faster – occurring over decades – unlike geological changes, which occur over millions of years. If emissions continue unabated, carbon dioxide levels could reach or exceed values ​​associated with warm climates of the past, such as the […]

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Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor, the main drivers of variation among climate models

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Florida State University researcher is part of a team that found that various projections of global warming trends advanced by climate change scientists can be explained by the models’ different predictions of ice loss and vapor. atmospheric water. The work will help climatologists reconcile various models to improve their accuracy, […]

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Clouds could be the missing link in climate models

Scientists have been trying to figure out why the latest generation of climate models predict a much hotter future than previously thought. The main culprit could be clouds, according to a new article published on June 24 in Scientists progress (1). Every few years, a more advanced generation of climate models emerges. In the latest […]

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Increased warming in latest generation of climate models likely caused by clouds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As scientists scramble to determine why some of the latest climate models suggest the future may be hotter than previously thought, a new study says the reason is likely related to challenges simulating training and cloud evolution. The new research, published in Scientists progress, provides an overview of 39 updated models […]

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New representations of clouds make models more sensitive to carbon dioxide

As scientists work to determine why some of the latest climate models suggest the future could be warmer than previously thought, a new study indicates the reason is likely to be linked to challenges simulating the formation and l evolution of clouds. The new research, published in Scientists progress, provides an overview of 39 updated […]

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Latest climate models show more intense droughts to come

The Maranoa River south of Mitchell, Queensland during the 2017 drought. Credit: Chris Fithall (Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0) An analysis of new climate model projections by Australian researchers at the ARC Center of Excellence for Climate Extremes shows South West Australia and parts of South Australia will experience longer and more intense droughts […]

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How hot will it be this century? The latest climate models suggest it could be worse than we thought

Climatologists use mathematical models to project Earth’s future in a warming world, but a group of latest models included surprisingly high values ​​for a measure called “climate sensitivity.” Climate sensitivity refers to the relationship between changes in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and warming. High values ​​are a bad surprise. If they’re right, that means […]

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Cold air is rising – How wrong are our global climate models?

This graph illustrates the buoyancy effect of vapor, in which cold, moist air rises because it is lighter than dry air. Credit: Da Yang/UC Davis The lightness of water vapor dampens global warming in the tropics. Conventional knowledge holds that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from the University of California, […]

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Early climate models were spot on when it came to global warming

Climate skeptics have long questioned the accuracy of computer models that predict global warming, but most early climate models turn out to be spot-on, according to a flashback from University of California climatologists at Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NASA. Of 17 climate models published between the early 1970s and late 2000s, 14 were […]

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Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming

In climate science, models are essential tools in trying to understand an uncertain future. But attempts to predict the future are easy targets, and climate change skeptics have long sought to poke holes in past climate change predictions to undermine the credibility of today’s dire warnings. Now a full review of climate models dating back […]