Modern science explains how an ancient ritual worked.
By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we’ve experienced to date.
A sign that far more ambitious action is required in order to avoid runaway climate change.
Volcanoes emit a significant amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but nowhere near what humans emit.
“It is quite an irony that forming the coal that today is a major factor for dangerous global warming once almost lead to global glaciation,” the author said.
Nope, it’s not Trump’s idea.
These “alternative facts” go against 150 years of research.
Humanity gives with one hand and takes with the other. We just take a lot more than we give.
Storing CO2 underground might be one pivotal for our climate future.
And its discovery happened by accident, too.
We’ll have some explaining to do when our kids grow up.
A long-standing assumption that as the planet warms, the biosphere releases more CO2 in a positive feedback loop was confirmed by researchers.
2016 will go in history as the first year carbon emission stay above 400ppm all year round. I don’t think anyone’s proud about this.
As CO2 builds up in the atmosphere, this warms the planet, acidifies the ocean and melts glaciers. It also promotes plant growth — after all, that’s why it’s called the “greenhouse gas effect”. A huge collaborative effort spanning 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries found that in the last 33 years the area occupied by vegetation has significantly increased.
A forest’s trees capture carbon not only for themselves, but also engage in an active “trade” of sorts with their neighbors, a new study found. University of Basel botanists found that this process, conducted by symbiotic fungi in the forest’s soil, takes place even among trees of different species.
Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. Instead of petroleum, Stanford researchers have found a creative way to make plastic for bottles sourced from CO2 and inedible plants like waste agriculture or grasses.
CO2 interferes with neuroreceptors in the brain of fish, causing them to behave as if drunk. By 2100, fish in half of the world’s water might be intoxicated in this way.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have never been higher: the average global CO2 levels have reached the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone in the spring of 2015, The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced in the first week of November. Secretary-General Michel Jarraud warns that it won’t be long before even higher levels of the gas become a “permanent reality.”
The first global analysis of how marine environments react to the ever-increasing levels of CO2 that humanity is pumping into the atmosphere does not bode well at all for tomorrow’s would-be fishers. Published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the work of the University of Adelaide’s marine ecologists states that the warming and expected ocean acidification is likely to produce a reduction in diversity and numbers of various key species that underpin marine ecosystems around the world.