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These sled dogs aren't walking on water, but something fishy is going on

Each year in June, just before all the sea ice has melted, climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute head out by dog sled onto the Greenland sea ice to collect their instruments. Typically the dogs walk on ice for…

Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. The study, which used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign, was published in Science Advances today.

What is climate change? – CBC.ca

Climate change encompasses a range of atmospheric variants, including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) There has been debate recently about whether climate change should actually be called a “climate…

A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming

A shady refuge on a hot day could be more than a simple comfort in a warming world. Finding a cooler spot might save several species that would otherwise go extinct due to global warming, according to a new analysis.

Debunked: CO2 Will Not Cause A Food Shortage

A lead May 14 article posted by Sonya Collins in WebMD, “Will Climate Change Cause Food Sources to Dwindle?” suffers from a very poor planet, plant and people health diagnostics. Key claims of the medically-muddled meme are that human carbon…

Curious Kids: how is global warming heating up the Earth? – The Conversation – UK

CC BY-ND Curious Kids is a series by The Conversation, which gives children of all ages the chance to have their questions about the world answered by experts. All questions are welcome: you or an adult can send them –…

Get ready to eat differently in a warmer world – Science News for Students

This is the final installment in a 10-part series about the ongoing global impacts of climate change. These stories look at the current effects of a changing planet, what the emerging science suggests is behind those changes and what we all can…

European Forests Could ‘Live Fast and Die Young’ in a Warming Climate

Climate change could cause trees to grow faster, accelerating the rate at which they absorb carbon from the atmosphere.  But these trees may be likely to die sooner, a study finds. The research, conducted in high-altitude conifer forests in Spain…