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Ocean creatures keep millions of viruses at bay

The rainforest has long been a cradle for virus-kind. HIV, ebola and yellow fever all started out in those lush fortresses of biodiversity. But when it comes to harboring viruses, the rainforest has nothing on the ocean. Scientists have tallied…

The Arctic may influence Eurasian extreme weather events in just two to three weeks

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists argue that the effects of rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may actually be felt across the rest of the planet in a matter of weeks, but more robust, observational-based analysis is needed to fully understand how quickly Arctic events impact the rest of Earth.

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last 22 years

(University of California – Irvine) East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the shape of the ground surface beneath the ice sheet could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse.

Methane, Earthquake and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

On the morning of March 12, 2020, peak methane levels were as high as 2902 ppb (parts per billion) at a pressure level of 469 mb (millibar, equivalent to an altitude of some 6 km (almost 20,000 feet). What did cause this…

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors

(University of Colorado at Boulder) The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research from CU Boulder.

How many polar bears are there?

The global polar bear population is currently about 26,000, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). That’s a rough estimate, but scientists have determined with 95% certainty that between 22,000 and 31,000 polar bears exist on Earth…

‘Time is fast running out’: World Meteorological Organization warns climate efforts are falling short – NBCNews.com

The world is significantly falling short when it comes to efforts to curb climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization. The intergovernmental organization’s assessment evaluated a range of so-called global climate indicators in…

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…

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What is climate change, and how is it affecting Earth? – Livescience.com

Climate change is any long-term alteration in average weather patterns, either globally or regionally. As this broad definition suggests, climate change has occurred many times in Earth’s history, and for many reasons. The changes in global temperature and weather patterns…