• Intensive Agriculture Cooling Temperatures in US Mid-West

    • Date: 16/02/18
    • David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

    An increase in corn and soybean production in the Midwest may have led to cooler, wetter summers there. Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and Dartmouth College […]

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  • Medieval Warm Period Mapped Across Africa

    • Date: 15/02/18
    • Institute for Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences, Ägeri, Switzerland

    The vast majority of land sites in Africa show characteristic warming  during the Medieval Warm Period, in line with similar warming in Europe and North America. Global climate is currently undergoing major change. Experts agree that this change is driven by a combination of man-made and natural factors. However, full quantification of the anthropogenic and […]

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  • Scientists Warn Of Unusually Inactive Sun: Will We Face A Little Ice Age?

    • Date: 12/02/18
    • International Business Times

    A study by the University of California San Diego has said the Sun will experience a cold period where all solar activities will be reduced drastically. Remember the 1989 science fiction novel The Dying Sun by Gary Blackwood, where people were forced to migrate from the US to Mexico because of the freezing weather triggered by cooling down of […]

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  • Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020

    • Date: 10/02/18
    • Live Science

    The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don’t panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend? A periodic solar event called a “grand minimum” could overtake the sun perhaps as soon as 2020 and lasting through 2070, resulting in diminished magnetism, infrequent sunspot […]

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  • False Alarm: ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Is Getting Bigger Scientists Discover

    • Date: 09/02/18
    • AFP

    The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs […]

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  • Cooling Sun May Partially Offset Global Warming, U.S. Scientists Predict

    • Date: 06/02/18
    • Times of San Diego

    The Sun might emit less radiation by mid-century, giving Earth a chance to warm a bit more slowly but not halting human-induced climate change, according to a new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Magnetic loops gyrate above the sun,on March 23-24, 2017. NASA photo Our star’s cool down would be the result of what astrophysicists […]

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  • Exploding Stars Have A Link To Climate Change

    • Date: 02/02/18
    • Laboratory News

    Cosmic rays from supernovae can influence Earth’s cloud cover and thereby climate according to new research from a team from Denmark. The study reveals how atmospheric ions, produced by the energetic cosmic rays raining down through the atmosphere, helps the growth and formation of cloud condensation nuclei – the seeds necessary for forming clouds in […]

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  • Professor Peter Ridd Standing Up For Scientific Integrity Against James Cook University

    • Date: 01/02/18
    • Institute of Public Affairs

    James Cook University is threatening scientific integrity by seeking to censor one of its academic staff members, Professor Peter Ridd, according to John Roskam, the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. “The university should not be attempting to silence the scientific debate about the impact of climate change.  Professor Ridd is a world […]

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