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The Archaeology News Network: Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed

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US East, West Coasts face fast-rising sea levels • The Register

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New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades

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New research predicts that rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening," or increase in plant cover, in the Arctic.

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A History of Earth's Climate

Earth had a climate long before we showed up and started noticing it and it's influenced by a whole series of cycles that have been churning along for hundre...
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Combining global climate models for more accurate forecasting - Phys.Org

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The extent and effect of natural climate variability and man's impact on the environment are very difficult to predict.
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Thank you, President Obama, for taking action on climate change

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California's Sierra a 'living lab' for climate change - Marietta Daily Journal

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In this Aug. 7, 1903 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey is Lyell Glacier in Yosemite National Park.
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How shale gas can slow global climate change - Christian Science Monitor

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Reduction in Energy-Related CO2 Emissions.
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Global Warming Affects Soil Microbe Survival: Changing Climate Impacts Farming

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Scientists have discovered that global warming determines where key soil microbes can thrive, which could affect farming practices and soil composition in the future.
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We haven't hit the global warming pause button - The Guardian

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The Guardian We haven't hit the global warming pause button The Guardian When the warming of the Earth's entire climate system is considered, global warming continues to rise at a rate equivalent to about 4 Hiroshima atomic bomb detonations per...
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Scientists Discover Thriving Microscopic Plant Garden Under Arctic Ice

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Earlier this month, a team of NASA scientists revealed the presence of a thriving bloom of phytoplankton underneath three feet of ice in the Arctic - A phenomenonthat researchers say is as astonishing as finding a rainforest, in the middle of a desert.The discovery was made during a 2011 NASA sponsored expedition undertaken by some of the world's most prominent scientists. Called ICESCAPE (Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment) its mission was to find ways to improve NASA's remote monitoring of the changes that are occurring in the Arctic ice pack due to global warming.

 

Led by Stanford Professor Kevin Arrigo, the team was conducting their research north of the Bering Strait, in the Chukchi Sea ice pack - An area of the Arctic not known to sustain life due to the thickness of the ice. So you can only imagine their surprise when their fluorometer, a measuring device used to gauge water content in algae, suddenly began lighting up fiercely. At first, they thought the device was emitting false signals.

 

While amazing, the reason behind this blooming garden is not so heartening. Scientists believe that the growth of this lush forest of the microscopic single-celled organisms can be attributed to the fact that sunlight is now able to penetrate through the Arctic Sea ice, a situation caused by global warming.

 

The researchers believe that if the current global warming trends continue, algae gardens will become a common occurrence, encompassing as much as 25% of the Arctic seas, within a few years. This is turn, will shift the Arctic ecosystem as we know it today - Benefiting some species while destroying others. Whether it will be a good change or not, is something only time will tell. Unfortunately unless global warming trends turnaround soon, not much can be done to reverse this situation.

 

http://www.dogonews.com/2012/6/15/scientists-discover-thriving-microscopic-plant-garden-under-arctic-ice


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How Does Climate Change Make Superstorms Like Sandy More Destructive? | The Energy Collective

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Satellite image of Superstorm Sandy taken at 10 am EDT Tuesday. Image NASA GSFC via Masters.

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President Obama's Climate Change Speech: Full Text - Environment News Service

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Environment News Service President Obama's Climate Change Speech: Full Text Environment News Service And that's why, today, I'm announcing a new national climate action plan, and I'm here to enlist your generation's help in keeping the United...
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Global warming likely to slow forest regrowth after fires

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Warming climate increases moisture stress, making it tougher for seedlings to take hold and grow By Summit Voice FRISCO — A warming climate in the West may slow or, or even stop, conifer forest reg...
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Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt - The Guardian

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Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt The Guardian Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants will still survive by...
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Temperature increases causing tropical forests to blossom, according to study - Eureka! Science News

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Stephen Emmott's population book is unscientific and misanthropic - The Guardian

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Stephen Emmott's book on global ecological challenges is attracting much attention. The work is extremely ...
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Global climate: Last decade warmest on record - Mail & Guardian Online

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The World Meteorological Society has released its report on the global climate in the last decade.
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Australian heatwaves 'five times more likely due to global warming' - The Guardian

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The Guardian Australian heatwaves 'five times more likely due to global warming' The Guardian Sophie Lewis and David Karoly report in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, that they used climate observations and...
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Studying climate change in the Sierra Nevada - Reading Eagle

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Studying climate change in the Sierra Nevada Reading Eagle As indicators point toward a warming climate, scientists across 4 million acres of federally protected land are noting changes affecting everything from the massive trees that can grow to...
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