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  • The global warming potential of wheat

    Nitrous oxide concentrations in the earth’s atmosphere have increased since the industrial revolution. This is of concern as nitrous oxide contributes to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. It has 310 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide and a lifespan of 120 years. Emissions from agricultural soils are considered to account for 70 to 80 percent of the increase. ...

  • Is global warming all over?

    The recent fall in global temperatures has led to increasing speculation that global warming is a thing of the past. Despite this fall, a look at global average temperatures reveals a different picture. It shows large variability in our climate year-on-year – warmer some years, cooler in others - but what is very clear is an underlying rise over the longer term, almost certainly caused by ...


    By The Met Office

  • Earth has warmed as usual, there is no slowdown of global warming

    Forget about the so-called “hiatus” in global warming. The planet’s average temperatures are notching up as swiftly now as they did 20 or 30 years ago. A team of US researchers has looked again not just at the data for the last 60 years but at how it has been collected, and done the sums again. They conclude, in the journal Science, that the “estimate for the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Global warming and sea level rise

    A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years. What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius) in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The effect of global warming on eutrophication in lakes

    Shallow lakes are an important type of ecosystem that may be vulnerable to current warming trends. A recent study examines just how vulnerable they are. It indicates that climate change combined with nutrient pollution could exacerbate eutrophication and suggests nitrogen levels should be monitored. Shallow lakes are important in their support of biodiversity. However, their large ...

  • Global warming to affect metabolism of mosquitoes

    The impact of global warming on the metabolism of mosquitoes could further complicate predictions of how climate change will affect malaria, according to scientists. Scientists have for the first time estimated how warmer climate will affect the metabolism of cold-blooded animals, such as mosquitoes, on a global scale. Such animals depend on outside temperature to regulate their body's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global warming’s ecosystem double whammy

    Plants and soils act like sponges for atmospheric carbon dioxide, but new research finds that one abnormally warm year can suppress the amount of carbon dioxide taken up by some grassland ecosystems for up to two years. The findings, which followed an unprecedented four-year study of sealed, 12-ton containerized grassland plots at DRI is the cover story in the September 18 issue of the ...

  • Mangroves counter impacts global warming

    Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones, provide food and building materials, and are essential habitats for a large number of animal species, in particular several commercially important fish species. Listen to a ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Continuing Smog and Global Warming Opinions

    Last week the EPA published new regulations that look to lower the current ozone standard.  There has been a lot of comment, both for and against.  We found this post that takes an honest view of the past successes of the Clean ...

  • Grundfos helps combat global warming

    For years, Grundfos has been committed to environmentally responsible production. We were the first to market an A-labelled pump, and our drive to discover even more effective solutions is continuously powering us forward. We are devoted to driving technological progress with innovative, superb quality products. Typically, existing pumps are D-labelled. Replacing them with new Grundfos A-labelled ...


    By Grundfos

  • An easier way to curb global warming

    A new study published in the journal Science says, slashing emissions of two short-term pollutants - methane and soot, also known as black carbon - would be beneficial to the climate, human health and agriculture. The climate debate has, up until now, been ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Bangladesh expands despite global warming

    New data suggests that Bangladesh is getting bigger - in contrast to earlier predictions that much of the low-lying nation would sink because of rising sea levels due to climate change. According to specialists, more than 1 billion metric tonnes (MT) of sediment travels down the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers to the Bay of Bengal annually, much of which comes to rest along the southern ...


    By IRIN

  • Are sunspots prime suspects in global warming?

    (AXcess News) - It's a modern-day climate scuffle William Herschel would recognize. He should. He helped trigger it. In 1801, the eminent British astron­­omer reported that when sunspots dotted the sun's surface, grain prices fell. When sunspots waned, prices rose. He suggested that shifts in grain prices were a stand-in for shifts in climate. Large numbers of sunspots led to a ...


    By Axcess News

  • GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

    In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions.BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and ...


    By GDS International

  • University research could contribute to global warming

    Add university research to the long list of human activities contributing to global warming. Hervé Philippe, a Université de Montréal professor of biochemistry, is a committed environmentalist who found that his own research produces 44 tonnes of CO2 per year. The average American citizen produces 20 tonnes. Hervé Philippe“I did my PhD on nucleotide sequencing in the hope of advancing our ...

  • Carbon markets not likely to keep global warming in check

    IETA annual carbon market survey shows traders’ patience wearing thin with market and regulatory ...

  • Global warming could increase mercury accumulation in fish

    Methylmercury may accumulate more quickly in fish as the climate grows warmer, new research suggests. Researchers in the US have found that levels of the toxin were higher in fish exposed to higher temperatures; global warming could therefore lead to increased human exposure to methylmercury through seafood consumption. Methylmercury is a powerful toxin that has been linked with IQ ...

  • Will it really cost US$45tr to combat global warming?

    A UN-network of scientists concluded last year that emissions have to be cut by at least half by 2050 to avoid an increase in world temperatures of between 3.6 and 4.2 degrees above pre-18th century levels. 'Meeting this target of 50 percent cut in emissions represents a formidable challenge, and we would require immediate policy action and technological transition on an unprecedented scale,' IEA ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What can we do about global warming?

    Science suggests that to mitigate the human contribution to global warming, we should reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Because some additional warming is inevitable-even if we achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions quickly-we should make plans to adapt to coming climate change. If we are unable to control emissions and/or adapt to unavoidable changes quickly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • More tornadoes from global warming? Nobody knows

    A deadly tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday. A quick look at some basic facts: Q. Is global warming to blame? A. You can't blame a single weather event on global warming. In any case, scientists just don't know whether there will be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases. Tornadoes arise from very local conditions, and so they're not as influenced by climate change as much ...


    By Associated Press

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