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Interactive: Short-Lived Pollutants and Sea Level Rise

Interactive: Short-Lived Pollutants and Sea Level Rise

The article, "Mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants slows sea level rise", by Hu et al., is a collaboration between scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Climate Central, and examines how … Read More

Andes’ Tropical Glaciers Going Fast, May Soon Be Gone

Andes’ Tropical Glaciers Going Fast, May Soon Be Gone

The glaciers of the tropical Andes have shrunk by between 30 and 50 percent in 30 years and many will soon disappear altogether, cutting off the summer water supply for millions of people, according to scientists studying the region’s climate. Their findings are particularly significant because glaciers in the tropics, 99 percent of which are in … Read More

High-altitude Ice Reveals a Climate on the Rocks

High-altitude Ice Reveals a Climate on the Rocks

The story was tucked on the bottom of page A4 in last week's New York Times. Most readers probably passed on it. Another piece about how fast the ice is melting. So what's new. And few would have reacted to the name of the scientist behind the study, which found the world's largest tropical glacier is retreating at a geologic sprint. Among … Read More

China Confirms Their Warming is Human Caused

China Confirms Their Warming is Human Caused

Chinese scientists have just confirmed that greenhouse gas emissions have sent the thermometer soaring in one country — China. This is, they say, the first study to directly link warmer daily minimum and maximum temperatures with climate change in one single nation, rather than on a global or hemispheric scale. “Actually seeing a warming trend in… Read More

Six to See: Slideshow of Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow of Week’s Top Climate News

Crazy, unseasonable weather, air travel, and Obama's budget request all in this week's slideshow of top climate news. … Read More

Study: Arctic Summers Warmest in 600 Years

Study: Arctic Summers Warmest in 600 Years

Scientists have already shown that a warming climate will automatically generate more high-temperature records than a stable one. That’s because individual temperature measurements in a given location form a bell curve, with the greatest number of readings falling into the “normal” range for that location.… Read More

At Long Last, Great Plains Sees Some Drought Relief

At Long Last, Great Plains Sees Some Drought Relief

While the drought is far from over in the Great Plains, the precipitation that fell this week was welcome news for a region that has needed it the most. For example, in parts of South Dakota, about 30 inches of snow fell through Wednesday, carrying more than an inch of liquid water equivalent that will help increase soil moisture.… Read More

2012 Drought Worse Than Dust Bowl Era & Unpredictable

2012 Drought Worse Than Dust Bowl Era & Unpredictable

The report may leave more open questions than answers, given that it found that no known source of natural climate variability can shoulder most of the blame for the drought, nor can man-made global warming, which over the long run is projected to make droughts more likely in some parts of the U.S., particularly the Southwest.… Read More