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Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

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Researchers examined plots of soil in the Harvard Forest, Massachusetts. They heated some of the plots with underground cables to 5C above normal levels, leaving others as a control. Photograph: Audrey Barker Plotkin/Science

26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures

October 5, 2017 — Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby increases in global temperatures will trigger massive new carbon releases in a cycle that may be impossible to break. Continue reading Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming

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Afternoon sunlight casts long shadows from thunderhead anvils down onto southern Borneo Credit: NASA Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades

October 5, 2017 — These models, driven by atmospheric physics and biogeochemistry, play an important role in our understanding of the Earth’s climate and how it will likely change in the future. Continue reading Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming

How much does El Niño affect global temperature

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Sunset over Tokyo, Japan (CC0).

Every day, thousands of measurements are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys and weather balloons. Scientists combine these different data sources together to take the Earth’s temperature and see how it is changing over time

January 20, 2017 — The graph below shows the average temperature of the Earth’s surface since 1951, as measured by the US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Continue reading How much does El Niño affect global temperature

Conservative media can’t stop denying there was no global warming ‘pause’

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July 2016 Was the Hottest Month on Record In 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Photograph: GISS/NASA

In the Spectator, the GWPF keeps denying facts and reality

January 10, 2017 — Scientists have proven time and time again that global warming continues unabated. Most recently, a study published last week showed that over the past two decades, the Continue reading Conservative media can’t stop denying there was no global warming ‘pause’

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

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GLOBAL WARMING. View of the Magdalena River in Honda, Tolima department, Colombia on February 9, 2016. Affected by El Niño, the Magdalena, Colombia’s main river, is in its lowest level in 15 years. Photo by Juan Jose Horta/AFP

Experts warn sea level rise will accelerate in the coming decades, putting millions of lives at risk worldwide

MIAMI, USA (Aug. 3, 2016) — Global heat, greenhouse gases, and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists said Tuesday, August 2.  Continue reading Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Last month was hottest June on record

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CLIMATE CHANGE. An anti-global warming protester holds up a placard in Cleveland, Ohio, near the Republican National Convention site on July 18, 2016. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

NOAA: ‘This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record’

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (July 21, 2016) — Last month was the hottest June in modern history, marking the 14th consecutive month that global heat records have been broken, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday, July 19.  Continue reading Last month was hottest June on record

Record-breaking temperatures ‘have robbed the Arctic of its winter’

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A lack of snow in south central Alaska forced race organisers to move the Iditarod dog sled race north. Photograph: Loren Holmes/AP
Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice

March 15, 2016 — This year’s record-breaking temperatures have robbed the Arctic of its winter, sending snowmobilers plunging through thin ice into freezing rivers and forcing deliveries of snow to the starting line of Alaska’s legendary Iditarod dogsledding race.

Continue reading Record-breaking temperatures ‘have robbed the Arctic of its winter’