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Why The Current Interglacial Might Be Coming To An End

Did you know that over the last 450,000 years there have been four Ice Ages lasting around 100,000 years each? And five interglacial periods lasting around 12,000 years each? Look at this graph of temperature data derived from the Vostok…

Unusual Arctic warming explained by overlooked greenhouse gases – Science Magazine

NASA/RawPixel/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega Jan. 21, 2020 , 4:30 PM The same gases that caused holes in Earth’s ozone layer in the past century are responsible for the rapid warming of the Arctic as well, according…

Manmade substances caused a third of all global warming from 1955 to 2005 – New York Post

Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) were responsible for a third of all global warming between 1955 and 2005, according to experts. This is staggering considering the manmade substances were only developed in the 1920s and 30s but began to be phased out…

Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) A study examines the greenhouse warming effects of ozone-depleting substances and finds that they caused about a third of all global warming from 1955 to 2005, and half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss during that period.

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SCIENCE: Brazil inaugurates rebuilt Antarctic research base

Brazilian officials inaugurated the country’s new Antarctica scientific base on King George Island on Wednesday, nearly eight years after a deadly fire destroyed most of the previous compound.

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NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

What lies beneath the Antarctic ice sheet?

[embedded content] The Antarctic ice sheet that for centuries hid a massive canyon has slowly been releasing even more secrets about what lies beneath all that ice. For the past few years, researchers have been studying the area beneath the…

Infamous nuclear disaster site transforms into unlikely refuge for animals

Whether it’s the unforgiving climes of Antarctica or the deepest ocean depths, animals have a way of finding places where humans dare not tread — and making it their home. You might think they’re trying to get away from us…

International team starts on drilling expedition

(MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen) Why did temperatures on Earth rise abruptly 56 million years ago? An expedition of the international ocean drilling program IODP is now sailing to the South Pacific precisely for the purpose of getting answers about this climate event. The goal of the cruise, which is being led by Dr. Ursula Röhl of MARUM-Center for Marine Environmental is to obtain a record of climate history that is as comprehensive as possible.