Atmospheric

Oldest DNA Overturns Climate Theories

A team of international researchers has collected the oldest ever recovered DNA samples and used them to show that Greenland was much warmer at some point during the last Ice Age than most people have believed. Their findings also confirm that the whole ic ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2007 - 2:24pm

Fossilized Midges Show Proof Of Unstable Climate

Fossilised midges have helped scientists at the University of Liverpool identify two episodes of abrupt climate change that suggest the UK climate is not as stable as previously thought. The episodes were discovered at a study in Hawes Water in Northern La ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2007 - 10:57am

Global Warming Guilt: Methane Or Carbonic Acid Gas?

In Earth's long history, its climate has changed many times. This was because orbit parameters altered, continents and oceans shifted, large asteroids fell and volcanoes began to erupt. In the last decade of the 20th century, the scientific community ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2007 - 11:49am

Rising Surface Ozone Will Increase Global Warming, Projections Say

Experts from the Met Office, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, have found that projections of increasing ozone near the Earth’s surface could lead to significant reductions in regional plant production and crop yields. Su ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2007 - 1:50pm

Ozone Depletion In The Antarctic Due To Natural Halogens, Researchers Say

Large quantities of ozone-depleting chemicals have been discovered in the Antarctic atmosphere by researchers from the University of Leeds, the University of East Anglia, and the British Antarctic Survey, but sea salt and algae are more to blame than manki ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2007 - 1:02pm

Twice As Many Atlantic Hurricanes In The Last Century- Is It Global Warming?

About twice as many Atlantic hurricanes form each year on average than a century ago, according to a new statistical analysis of hurricanes and tropical storms in the north Atlantic. The study concludes that warmer sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and alter ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 2:19am

New Research Says European Heat Waves Underestimated By 30 Percent

The length of heat waves in Europe has doubled and the frequency of extremely hot days has nearly tripled in the past century, according to new research. The new data shows that many previous assessments of daily summer temperature change underestimated he ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 3 2007 - 2:26pm

Scientists: Newsweek Erred In Global Warming Coverage

A recent Newsweek magazine cover story on global warming contained significant errors and used outdated scientific material in its representation of global climate data collected by satellites, according to the scientists who maintain that dataset at The U ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 3:06pm

NASA: Sea Surface Temperatures Fueled Recent Storms

Sea surface temperatures are one of the key ingredients for tropical cyclone formation and they were warming up in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and eastern Atlantic Ocean by the middle of August. As a result, they helped spawn Hurricane Dean in the centra ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2007 - 5:13pm

27 Storms In 5 Minutes

This five-minute data visualization shows all 27 named storms of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, including sea surface temperature, clouds, storm tracks and storm strength. Orange and red colors represent ocean temperatures at 82 degrees F or higher- t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2007 - 4:15am