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Fact check: CO2 rises and spurs warming, despite molecule’s weight – USA TODAY

The claim: CO2 is too heavy to add  to greenhouse gas effect An image attached to Jan. 12 Instagram post (direct link, archive link) shows clouds spelling out “CO2” against a blue sky. “CO2 has a molecular weight of just…

The global climate change suicide pact

 by Andrew Glikson Despite of deceptively-claimed mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in parts of the world, ongoing burning of domestic and exported fossil fuels world-wide continues to change the composition of the atmosphere, enriching it in greenhouse gases by…

How termite behaviour is linked to a warming world: Findings of a new study – The Indian Express

A recent study has found that termites decompose wood at a much higher rate in warmer conditions. For every 10 degrees Celsius increase in temperature, their decomposition activity goes up by almost seven times, it added. Published in Science, the…

Backyard Naturalist: Year-end thoughts on climate change – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

December: One snowfall, one wipeout rainstorm. Now most of the snow is gone from open areas in central Maine. In Troy and the foothills of Mount Harris, there’s still an icy crust in the woods. The weather forecasters say the…

Evaluation of the current understanding of the impact of climate change on coral physiology after three decades of … – Nature.com

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. & Bruno, J. F. The impact of climate change on the world’s marine ecosystems. Science 328, 1523–1528 (2010). Article  CAS  Google Scholar  Hoegh-Guldberg, O. et al. Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification. Science 318, 1737–1742…

Whales may help reduce carbon in Earth’s atmosphere, scientists say – The Washington Post

Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Saving whales is probably a good way to save the planet, according to a group of scientists who examined the animals’ potential to act as a carbon sink — something that helps reduce…

Can Seagrasses Fight Global Warming? – TriplePundit

As the COP27 climate talks in Egypt wrap up, we have learned more about a frequently overlooked ecosystem in the fight against climate change: seagrasses. While they’re often overshadowed by neighboring coral reefs and mangroves, seagrasses are one of the…

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