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Climate Models Got It Right on Global Warming – Scientific American

There’s a favorite argument among doubters of mainstream climate science: Climate models overestimate the rate at which the Earth is warming. That claim surfaces time and again and is frequently based on single examples of uncertainty or cherry-picked data. Various…

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The simplest of climate models run decades ago accurately projected global warming – Washington Post

Global average surface temperature change from 1970 through 2019 (so far). (Berkeley Earth) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. December 4 at 1:23 PM It’s a common refrain from those who question mainstream…

Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’ – The New York Times

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season….

Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change – The New York Times

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season….

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide from fossil fuels hit a record high in 2019, researchers said Tuesday, putting countries farther off course from their goal of halting global warming. The new data contained glimmers of good news: Worldwide, industrial…

Scientists warn climate tipping points may be close, endorse need for climate emergency action

Two peer reviewed statements by scientists just prior to the UN climate conference COP25 to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, have made clear the existential crsis humanity now faces with climate change and the dire…

Accelerating greenhouse gas levels

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) just released its annual Emissions Gap Report, warning that even if all current unconditional commitments under the Paris Agreement are implemented, temperatures are expected to rise by 3.2°C, bringing even wider-ranging and more destructive…

The impact of the soil microbiota on the mitigation of greenhouse gases in tropical forests

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Besides the soil microbiota, two other initiatives that look at the challenges of climate change related to geological sediments and emissions resulting from sugarcane production were presented at FAPESP Week France.