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Amplifying feedbacks from land and ocean may render emission reductions insufficient

by Andrew Glikson Figure 1. Comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO₂ has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: NASA, data: Luthi, D., et al. 2008; Etheridge, D.M., et…

Blue carbon can help climate change code red | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This post originally appeared on NRDC’s Expert Blog. Global warming is escalating even faster than we thought. According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next…

California’s Beautiful Lake Tahoe Is Extremely Low. Again

Lake Tahoe is in the headlines because the beautiful blue lake in the California Sierras is very low on account of the drought conditions in that state. However, they’ve been that low before, and, knowing California’s history of droughts, they’ll…

Will COP26 in Glasgow deliver?

September 2021 was the second warmest September on record, after September 2020, according to NASA, Copernicus and James Hansen, despite the cooling effect of the current La Niña. Above NASA map shows that the Arctic Ocean was hit severely by high…

Deep-Ocean Cooling May Have Offset Global Warming Until 1990 – Eos

Tracking ocean temperatures has long helped scientists measure Earth’s accelerating energy imbalance, but researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have now applied new machine learning techniques to extrapolate deep-ocean temperatures (below 2,000 meters) with surprising results. Whereas past…

Photosynthesis in Venus’ atmosphere?

Photosynthesis in Venus’ atmosphere may be possible, according to a new study. The findings support the idea that microbes could exist and even thrive in the more temperate regions of the planet’s cloud layers.

The post Photosynthesis in Venus’ atmosphere? first appeared on EarthSky.

Warming Trends: A Delay in Autumn Leaves, More Bad News for Corals and the Vicious Cycle of War and Eco-Des… – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE The Terrible Link Between Conflict and Environmental Assault War and ecological degradation often go hand in hand and, after 20 years of unrelenting conflict, Afghanistan faces the most dire ecological threats of any country, according to a new report. …

Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who began her political career with the Green Party and who has voiced alarm over the warming planet, wants to cut at least $100 billion from climate programs in major legislation pending on…

Media Hypes False Claim That Climate Change Is Killing Off Coral

A search of Google News for the term “climate change” turns up dozens of stories in the mainstream media covering a report that claims global warming has killed 14 percent of the world’s corals in the last decade. This is…

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