Archives 2013

Fault lines: Earthquakes from collapsing glaciers add to sea level rise

by Anna Bisaro Oct 24, 2013 Icebergs the size of Manhattan’s Central Park break off of Greenland’s outlying glaciers and trigger earthquakes that can be detected thousands of miles away. About half of the mass lost from Greenland every year is due to these earthquakes. Seismologist Meredith Nettles of Columbia University monitors the force of…

RECYCLING CO2 COULD FIGURE IN THE ZERO SUM SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

by Monika Wnuk Oct 26, 2013 Capturing and storing the 29 billion tons of carbon dioxide the world emits annually from burning fossil fuels could help clamp a lid on climate change. At the Comer Abrupt Climate Change Conference this month in Wisconsin, scientists shifted the focus away from capturing and storing CO2 and toward recycling…

MILLIONS OF YEARS OF CLIMATE CLUES BUILD MOSAIC OF GLOBAL WARMING

by Elizabeth McCarthyand Monika Wnuk Oct 27, 2013 Top climate scientists assessed the impact of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and lakes turning into deserts at this year’s Comer Abrupt Climate Change Conference in Wisconsin. Rising fossil fuel emissions in our era are escalating global warming, scientists said. “The big picture, I think, was the strength of…

DON’T BE FOOLED BY STABLE GLOBAL TEMPS – THE WORLD IS GETTING WARMER

by Monika Wnuk Oct 23, 2013 Climate change critics are pointing to a 15-year period of stable global temperatures to suggest that global warming has stopped. Global temperatures showed a continuous rise since 1975 before the respite set in. But climate change hasn’t halted. At the Comer Conference on abrupt climate change this month, scientists countered…


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