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We’re No. 1: Global warming has surpassed global cycle – Haaretz

In the last 150 years, since the industrial revolution began, anthropogenic heating has increased the global mean temperature by more than 1 degree Celsius. That increase has wiped out the natural cooling trend that began 6,500 years ago, in which…

Wash. Examiner Labels ‘Left-Of-AOC’ Congressman As Centrist

The Washington Examiner’s Daily on Energy project embarrassed itself today, calling climate-activist congressman Sean Casten (D-IL), who holds a 0% lifetime rating from Heritage Action, as a “centrist Democrat.” By earning a rating of 0%, Casten holds an even more…

Are New Extreme Global Warming Projections Correct? – EcoWatch

By Jeff Berardelli For the past year, some of the most up-to-date computer models from the world’s top climate modeling groups have been “running hot” – projecting that global warming may be even more extreme than earlier thought. Data from…

Some new climate models are projecting extreme warming. Are they correct? – Yale Climate Connections

For the past year, some of the most up-to-date computer models from the world’s top climate modeling groups have been “running hot” – projecting that global warming may be even more extreme than earlier thought. Data from some of the…

A shake-up in cell culturing: Flame sterilization may affect the culture

(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have found that flame-sterilizing shake-flasks, to avoid introducing microbial contaminants, considerably increases the carbon dioxide concentration in the flasks. This enhanced carbon dioxide concentration affects the growth of some microbial species, which may affect the quantity of vaccines or other valuable substances produced by the microbes.

In the Arctic, spring snowmelt triggers fresh CO2 production

(San Diego State University) Studies have shown the Arctic is warming roughly twice as fast as the rest of the world, and its soil holds twice the amount of carbon dioxide as the atmosphere. New research from San Diego State University finds that water from spring snowmelt infiltrates the soil and triggers fresh carbon dioxide production at higher rates than previously assumed.

Energy Politics

‘New deal’ risks fuelling emissions and eroding building standards

Boris Johnson’s plan to build tens of thousands of new homes risks locking in high carbon emissions for decades to come, if they are built to today’s poor efficiency standards instead of being designed for net zero carbon. The prime…

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Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted – Science Daily

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone. The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, attributes this difference to changes in…