Climate change feedback
Climate change feedback is important in the understanding of global warming because feedback processes may amplify or diminish the effect of each climate forcing, and so play an important part in dete...
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Rising Seas Turn Coastal Houses Into a Gamble
Elevated sea levels caused by global warming have homeowners and developers worried about the value of their coastal properties.
Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown
By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwa
The Future: More Flooding For Development-Mad Fort Lauderdale
If Florida is “Ground Zero” for rising seas, then East Fort Lauderdale is “Ground Zero of Ground Zero”.
The First Official Climate Refugees In The U.S. Race Against Time
A Native American tribe struggles to hold on to their culture in a Louisiana bayou while their land slips into the Gulf of Mexico.
Corals Are Dying On The Great Barrier Reef
Scientists have discovered an unprecedented die-off in the world's largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef, prompting the Australian government to issue its highest response level.
Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Missing Ships Victim Of Enormous Methane Blowouts On Ocean Floor?
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind the notorious Bermuda Triangle: methane bubble explosions. Giant craters on the seabed around Norway's coast have been discovered by scientists, markin...
Uncovering The Secrets Of Ice That Burns
Methane hydrates can be seen as a potential energy source or as a dangerous source of methane - a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than CO2. With the help of a supercomputer and an interdis...
Climate change could push snow leopards to extinction
It is estimated that there are as few as 4,000 snow leopards left in Central Asia's high mountains. Poaching and habitat loss have contributed to a 20 percent population decline over the last 16 years...
Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Have Indirect Effects On Hunger
As many of the world’s nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered. A new study has found for the first time tha...
Oceans Slowed Global Temperature Rise, Scientists Report
A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, thus accounting f...
Study Shows Climate Change’s Surprising Toll On Early Dinosaurs
For years, scientists have puzzled over an odd gap in the fossil record for early dinosaurs: Even as dinosaurs spread through the most of the world 200 million years ago, some yet-unknown force kept t...
Mysterious methane mass hovering over Southwest
Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The re...
CO2 Levels for February Eclipsed Prehistoric Highs
Global warming is headed back to the future as the CO2 level reaches a new high
Avoiding dangerous climate change
Avoiding dangerous climate change (also expressed with equivalent terms such as preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system) is a major objective of both scientific researc...
Abrupt climate change
An abrupt climate change occurs when the climate system is forced to transition to a new climate state at a rate that is determined by the climate system energy-balance, and which is more rapid than t...
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Carbon cycle
The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth. Along with the nitrogen cycle and the wa...
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Arctic methane release
Arctic methane release is the release of methane from seas and soils in permafrost regions of the Arctic. While a long-term natural process, it may be exacerbated by global warming. This results in...
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Permafrost carbon cycle
The Permafrost Carbon Cycle is a sub-cycle of the larger global carbon cycle. Permafrost is defined as subsurface material that remains below 0 C (32 F) for at least two consecutive years. Because per...
Clathrate gun hypothesis
The clathrate gun hypothesis is the popular name given to the hypothesis that increases in sea temperatures (and/or falls in sea level) can trigger the sudden release of methane from methane clathrate...
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Decomposition
Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into a much simpler form of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in th...
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Climate change and ecosystems
This article is about climate change and ecosystems.
Unchecked global warming could affect most terrestrial ecoregions. Increasing global temperature means that ecosystems will change; some specie...
Climate change and ecosystems - Wikipedia
Airborne fraction
The airborne fraction is a scaling factor defined as the ratio of the annual increase in atmospheric CO2 to the CO2 emissions from anthropogenic sources. It represents the proportion of human emitted ...
Effects of global warming
The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is oc...
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Cloud feedback
Cloud feedback is the coupling between cloudiness and surface air temperature in which a change in radiative forcing perturbs the surface air temperature, leading to a change in clouds, which could th...
Greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effec...
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Arctic shrinkage
This animation shows the difference in the area, volume and depth of the average September Arctic sea ice between 1979 and 2013.Arctic sea ice decline describes the sea ice loss observed in recent d...
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Ice-albedo feedback
Ice-albedo feedback (or snow-albedo feedback) is a positive feedback climate process where a change in the area of snow-covered land, ice caps, glaciers or sea ice alters the albedo. This change in a...
Ice-albedo feedback - Wikipedia
Water vapor feedback
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effec...
Water vapor feedback - Wikipedia