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Climate Cycles, Climate Mechanisms and Determining Accurate Dates

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball | When Did It Occur? Lack of information is a major problem in reconstructing and understanding climate and climate mechanisms. H.H.Lamb gave it as his reason for creating the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). “…it was clear that the first and greatest need was to establish the facts of the past…

Tornado strength, frequency, linked to climate change

New research shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.

New research links tornado strength, frequency to climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Published Wednesday in the journal...Show More Summary

Interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in U.S.

New research assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States. Articles in a special section of a journal review the interactions between climate and fire in five different regions of the U.S -- the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, mid-Atlantic, and Southeast.

Podcast: Nafeez Ahmed on Pentagon-Funded Research Into ‘Social Contagions’ That’ll Cause Civil Unrest

The defense establishment in both the United Kingdom and United States is funding social science research into what conflicts will be caused by climate change, energy crises, resource shortages, and other societal problems that could lead to civil unrest. Show More Summary

Climate control for the burns unit

Individualized climate control for burns victims in hospitals might not only improve comfort for such patients, but improve working conditions for those taking care of them, research suggests. In addition, it could cut energy requirements by three quarters where cooling is needed and by up to a quarter where heating is used.

How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position. read more

Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors -- from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood -- play a far greater role than climate in wood decomposition rates and the subsequent impacts on regional carbon cycling. Show More Summary

What impact did 'Climategate' have on public opinion?

In November 2009, someone hacked into servers at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, stole thousands of emails, and spread them over the internet. Climate change deniers pored over the text, found the most inflammatory-sounding...Show More Summary

National Climate Assessment: Uniting Animal and Environmental Concerns

The May 6 release of the third National Climate Assessment has the press buzzing. The federally mandated report, compiled by more than 200 leading scientists and based on years of research, confirms the recent United Nations report (from...Show More Summary

Report details quick transition to 100 percent renewable energy

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100 percent renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to research from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. “Growing concerns about climate change and...Show More Summary


Climate Change Impacts in the United States; U.S. National Climate Assessment May 5, 2014 (U.S. Global Change Research Program) Climate Change And The American People Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present. Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State, and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing

Climate change threatens to worsen U.S. ozone pollution

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050. Show More Summary

Climate change threatens to worsen US ozone pollution

BOULDER -- Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The detailedShow More Summary

National APLU Report Outlines Research Challenges

The national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released a report outlining six “grand challenges” facing the United States over the next decade in the areas of sustainability water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education. The APLU project was co-chaired … Continue reading ?

Interactive Map Shows How the U.S. Has Warmed Since the First Earth Day

Since the very first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States in 1970, average temperatures across the U.S. have increased markedly. A new interactive graphic from Climate Central, a nonprofit research and journalism organization,...Show More Summary

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn

AMHERST, Mass. – Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both. read more

Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat, dairy consumption

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the United Nations climate target of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius, according to research. Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors currently account for the largest share of climate pollution. Show More Summary

Can There Be a Positive Prognosis for Climate Negotiations?

I am writing this brief essay while traveling on board my flight to the United States from Europe, where I participated in a workshop at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. It was a very interesting event. read more

Mongol Empire rode wave of mild climate, but warming now may be tipping region into unparalleled drought

Researchers studying the rings of ancient trees in mountainous central Mongolia think they may have gotten at the mystery of how small bands of nomadic Mongol horsemen united to conquer much of the world within a span of decades, 800 years ago. Show More Summary

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