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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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Global warming: New research blames economic growth

    It's a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we'll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world's economies work. That's the implication of an innovative University of Michigan study examining the most likely causes of global warming The study, conducted by José Tapia Granados and Edward Ionides of U-M and Óscar Carpintero of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Is Japan showing the right way to tackle global warming?

    UN Climate Summit should focus on green R&D, say Nobel Laureates. Japan has acknowledged that its previous greenhouse gas reduction target of 25% below 1990 levels was unfeasible. It has stated a more realistic estimate of its level of emissions is that it will increase some 3% by 2020. The government of Japan has opted for a different approach, namely investing in low carbon technologies. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global warming causes 300,000 deaths yearly

    Climate change is already responsible for 300,000 deaths a year and is affecting 300m people, according to the first comprehensive study of the human impact of global warming. It projects that increasingly severe heatwaves, floods, storms and forest fires will be responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths a year by 2030, making it the greatest humanitarian challenge the world faces. Economic ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Why Diatoms could help stop global warming?

    The shells of diatoms are so heavy that when they die in the oceans they typically sink to watery graves on the seafloor, taking carbon out of the surface waters and locking it into sediments below. Scientists have reported the discovery of whole subsets of genes and proteins that govern how one species of diatom builds its shell. For oceanographers, the work might one day help them understand ...

  • Carbon dioxide is not the knob controlling global warming

    Atmospheric scientist Dr. Judith Curry told the U.S. Senate on Jan 16, 2014 that, in light of the extended ‘hiatus’ of 15 years (to 2012) with no appreciable global warming despite a significant rise in carbon dioxide, it is clear that carbon dioxide is not the knob that controls global warming. Natural factors are clearly more influential. The biggest and most obvious natural factor ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a draft of its final synthesis report, which ...


    By Associated Press

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