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Terrestrial Species Outpaced by Marine Species in the Race Against Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Some of the 12,000 plant and animal species considered in this study. Credit: © Gaël Grenouillet Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species – according to…

Media Applaud Activists Urging Fake ‘Climate’ Death Certificates

Five college employees in Australia published a letter in the medical journal Lancet demanding medical doctors list climate factors like heat more often as a person’s cause of death. The authors observed that death certificates don’t reflect as many climate-caused deaths…

Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Some of the 12,000 plant and animal species considered in this study. view more  Credit: © Gaël Grenouillet Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species –…

Scientists identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas, released as fossil fuels are burned. It is absorbed by trees as they grow and stored as wood. When trees get too hot and dry, they may close the pores in their leaves to save water, but that also prevents them from taking in more carbon. And when trees die, they release stored carbon back into the atmosphere.

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But it’s a dry heat: Climate change and the aridification of North America

Discussions of drought often center on the lack of precipitation. But among climate scientists, the focus is shifting to include the growing role that warming temperatures are playing as potent drivers of greater aridity and drought intensification.

Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack

(University of Nevada, Reno) Thinning the Sierra Nevada forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one of the few tools available to manage forests. However, finding the best way to thin forests by removing select trees to maximize the forest’s benefits for water quantity, water quality, wildfire risk and wildlife habitat remains a challenge for resource managers.

URI professor: Climate change increases risk of fisheries conflict

(University of Rhode Island) A team of experts, led by a University of Rhode Island researcher, examined how climate change is affecting the ocean environment and found that the changing conditions will likely result in increased fisheries-related conflicts and create new challenges in the management of global fisheries.

Climate change: Scientists admit some climate models may ‘predict too much warming’ – Express.co.uk

The overwhelming consensus on climate change is human activity is responsible for the warming of the planet. There is, however, some concern recent climate predictions may have been unrealistic in their forecasts of the future. A study at the University…

Crabeater seal data used to predict changes in Antarctic krill distribution

(University of California – Santa Cruz) The western Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing rapid environmental change, with warming temperatures and decreasing sea ice. How these changes will affect Antarctic krill is a crucial question, because this abundant crustacean is an important food source for a wide range of animals, from penguins to whales. Researchers have now used data from tracking studies of crabeater seals to infer the distribution of krill and project how it is likely to change in the future.