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Clouds the Likely Cause of Increased Global Warming in Latest Generation of Climate Models – SciTechDaily

New representations of clouds are making 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…

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Research sheds new light on the role of sea ice in controlling atmospheric carbon levels

(University of Exeter) A new study has highlighted the crucial role that sea ice across the Southern Ocean played in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during times of past climate change, and could provide a critical resource for developing future climate change models.

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Clues to a dramatic chapter of Earth’s geological history

How could the planet be covered entirely in ice — a state known as ‘Snowball Earth’– and still give rise to multicellular life? The transition to such icy periods may not have been as abrupt as previously thought, new research shows.

U.S. Heartland Clearly Reaping Benefits From Climate Change

A speaker at a Cigar Society of Chicago event tonight is delivering a talk titled, “Climate Change Is Disrupting America’s Heartland: What We Can Do About It and What We (maybe) Can’t.” The title indicates the speaker will paint a…

American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast

(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Researchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades.

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Today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

A common message in use to convey the seriousness of climate change to the public is: ‘Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than they have been for the past one million years!’ This new study used a novel method to conclude that today’s carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are actually higher than they have been for the past 23 million years.

Measuring climate change

(University of Delaware) University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai teamed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, as well as professors and professionals from numerous research institutes, to conduct an in-depth study that looks at carbon dioxide uptake and ocean acidification in the coastal oceans of North America.

Small Algae Bloom In Antarctica Freaks Out Alarmist Media

Life is spawning in a few, tiny locations in Antarctica that recently did not sustain life. As small amounts of surface ice turn to slush in a few locations, small amounts of algae have sprung to life in the icy…