Global warming

India people
Past in Monsoon Changes Linked to Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations
Mar 16, 2012 16:43 PM E
A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The study has implications for our understanding of the monsoon's response to cli...
Glacier
Glacier-fed River Systems Threatened by Climate Change
Mar 16, 2012 14:15 PM E
Glacier-fed river systems threatened by climate change
Seashore
Millions of Americans at Risk of Flooding as Sea Levels Rise
Mar 16, 2012 11:21 AM E
Nearly four million Americans, occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland, find themselves at risk of severe flooding as sea levels rise in the coming century, new research suggests.
Coral reef
Rising Ocean Temperatures Harm Protected Coral Reefs
Mar 15, 2012 11:49 AM E
Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs. However, such zones appear to offer limited help to corals in their battle against global warming, according to a new study.
Hospital
Lung Doctors Expect Respiratory Diseases will Worsen with Global Climate Change
Mar 15, 2012 10:09 AM E
Worldwide increases in the incidences of asthma, allergies, infectious and cardiovascular diseases will result from a variety of impacts of global climate change, including rising temperatures, worsening ozone levels in urban areas, the spread of desertification, and expansions of the ranges of communicable diseases as the planet heats up, the prof...
Emission
Emissions Set to Surge 50 pct by 2050: OECD
Mar 15, 2012 07:19 AM E
Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday.
Contrasting Coral Bleaching
Global Warming Threat to Coral Reefs: Can Some Species Adapt?
Mar 11, 2012 16:20 PM E
Coral reefs are among the ecosystems most severely threatened by global warming, but hopeful new evidence has emerged that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer oceans.
Greenland
Greenland Ice Sheet may Melt Completely with 1.6 Degrees Global Warming
Mar 11, 2012 16:08 PM E
The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet completely is in the range of 0.8 to 3.2 degrees Celsius global warming, with a best estimate of 1.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels, shows a new study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute fo...
Growing Season Length
Mid-Atlantic Suburbs Can Expect an Early Spring Thanks to the Heat of the Big City
Mar 09, 2012 16:34 PM E
If you've been thinking our world is more green than frozen these days, you're right. A recent study has found that spring is indeed arriving earlier - and autumn later - in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The reason? The urban landscape traps heat in the summer and holds it throughout the winter, triggering leaves to turn g...
Outdoor hockey
Pond Hockey Heats Up
Mar 05, 2012 16:31 PM E
Would Wayne Gretzky have blossomed into the Great One had he not honed his skills on a backyard rink as a kid? It's a good thing that he grew up before global warming began wreaking havoc with our weather because the days of a game of shinny on that frozen pond are numbered.
Canada
Warming of 2 Degrees Inevitable Over Canada
Mar 05, 2012 11:28 AM E
Even if zero emissions of greenhouse gases were to be achieved, the world's temperature would continue to rise by about a quarter of a degree over a decade. That's a best-case scenario, according to a paper co-written by a Simon Fraser University researcher.
Sand layer plays a key role in protecting the underlying permafrost in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Sand Layer Plays a Key Role in Protecting the Underlying Permafrost in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Mar 05, 2012 09:52 AM E
The permafrost is degrading, and at the same time, the desertification is also developing at the surface of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, under the condition of global warming. Sand layer is accelerated permafrost degradation or protecting permafrost? No significant conclusions have been drawn currently. Some studies have shown that ground temperature in ...
Ocean
Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years
Mar 02, 2012 13:08 PM E
Anthropogenic CO2 emissions, in addition to causing global warming, alter the chemistry of seas and oceans, causing them to turn progressively acidic. This change has severe effects on marine organisms and ecosystems. An international research published in the latest edition of the journal Science concludes that in the past 300 million years the ch...
Benthic Foram
Ocean Acidification Rate May be Unprecedented, Study Says
Mar 02, 2012 07:45 AM E
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study in Science. The study is the first of its kind to survey the geologic record for evidence of ocean acidification over this vast time period.
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