Global warming has slowed a little over the past decade or so, but nobody with a clue about climate change thinks this means the problem has gone away
Carbon capture and sequestration or CCS is a technology that can remove carbon dioxide emitted by a power plant and store it underground. Climate Central visits the site of a proposed coal plant in Linden, NJ to find out how it is done.
The phrases "global warming" and "climate change" are technically different, but the way most people use them - including lots of climate scientists - they mean pretty much the same thing.
When scientists look at climate variations in the past, they don't see anything like today's warming.
It's why global warming is happening, and why scientists are so worried about rising levels of carbon dioxide and other gases generated by agriculture, transportation and industry
Just before the last Ice Age, temperatures were 5 to 9 degrees F warmer than today, and global sea level was 13 to 20 feet higher. In July 2009, Climate Central traveled to Greenland to visit scientists drilling into ancient ice for clues about this chapter of the past, and what it might say about the potential effects of global warming this century.
An international team of scientists just wrapped up their first season toward drilling a 1.6-mile core of solid ice in Greenland, bringing them one step closer to reconstructing the climate of the past 130,000 years. Accompanied by a production team from StormCenter Communications, Dr. Heidi Cullen spent some time with these scientists on the ice and in their underground trenches to find out what life is like in this remote place.
The Air Force National Guard is a vital part of climate research in the far north of Greenland. Dr. Heidi Cullen, with a production team from StormCenter Communications, met with the pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing to talk about what itÃ¢Â€Â™s like to fly in extreme weather conditions, and their dangerous job Ã¢Â€Â“ getting people and equipment into Greenland's harsh interior and back.