Notre Dame is a metaphor for the planet

Everyone says we should do something, but nobody ever wants to pay the price.

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream...

Climate warming accelerates tallgrass prairie bioiversity

A study on climate warming in an Oklahoma tallgrass prairie has implications for understanding and predicting ecological consequences of climate change and ecosystem management...

IPCC is underselling climate change

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly...

Yes, normal weather iS a crisis

We have become so used to abnormal weather that we can't cope anymore.

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds

Computer modeling shows that marine stratus clouds could disappear if atmospheric CO2 levels climb high enough, raising global temperatures.

Amazon forest: Areas with higher rainfall variability are more resilient to climate change

The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. Yet today, human influences and global climate change put this...

How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the...

Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change at large scale

Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons...

Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change

This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands.

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