Atmospheric

Plant Growth Is Enhanced By More CO2, But Food Webs Make Effects Unpredictable

Not much is predictable about climate, despite assurances by politicians and activists meeting in Paris, and one claim that global warming skeptics use- that more CO2 is good for plants- is also correct but also not predictable. Instead, inter-annual vari ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2015 - 8:55am

Dozens Of Climate Models Overestimate Rainfall Increases Due To Global Warming

Most climate models overestimate the increase in global precipitation due to climate change, according to an analysus of over 25 models and found they underestimate the increase in absorption of sunlight by water vapor as the atmosphere becomes moister, a ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2015 - 6:31am

Earth's Tilt Influences Climate Change

A study sheds new light on how the tilt of the Earth affects the world's heaviest rainbelt and ths the climate overall. Data from the past 282,000 years shows a connection between the Earth's tilt, called obliquity, that shifts every 41,000 year ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2015 - 8:00am

All Popular Climate Models Misrepresent El Niño

The climate is complex and nothing shows that more than when numerical models are forced to stop predicting the past and have to actually project what could happen in the future. But the past can at least inform if models are really wrong and an analysis ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2015 - 2:23pm

Increasing Methane Emissions From Northern Lakes

Methane is increasing in the atmosphere, though poor understanding of the sources has led to rampant speculation by environmental groups. By compiling previously reported measurements made at a total of 733 northern water bodies- from small ponds formed b ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 5 2016 - 10:01am

Alum Can Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Chicken Coops

Now that natural gas has signaled the end of the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, coal power plants, researchers are turning to other ways to optimize so that efforts to make energy too expensive for poor people won't come into effect. One ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2016 - 2:21pm

Future Transatlantic Flight Delays Blamed On Global Warming

Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change, a new study has shown. By accelerating the jet stream-- a high-altitude wind blowing from west to east across the Atlantic-- climate ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2016 - 11:54pm

Hardly Any Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks, Shows Greenhouse Gas 'Watchdog'

The signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol and the newer Paris Agreement have committed to reduce global warming, but they can only use estimates and projections to verify whether they are actually achieving the necessary reduction in greenhouse gases. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2016 - 8:29am

Consensus On Consensus: 97% Of Climate Scientists Say Climate Scientists Are Right On Global Warming

When we published a paper in 2013 finding 97% scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, what surprised me was how surprised everyone was. Ours wasn’t the first study to find such a scientific consensus. Nor was it the second. Nor were we the la ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 17 2016 - 8:49am

Global Warming: Why Half A Degree Matters

In computer models, European scholars estimate substantially different climate change impacts for global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits policy makers agreed on in the Paris climate agreement. The simulation concluded that an ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2016 - 9:23am