• Researchers at UCLA are looking at precipitation to make climate models more accurate. (Credit: NOAA)
    Precipitation Correction Makes Climate Models More Accurate

    Scientists across the world are constantly working to make climate models more accurate. In one recent example of this, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have improved the modeling of our changing climate by taking...

  • The River Darent during the 2013 flood. (Credit: Stephen Craven via Creative Commons 2.0)
    Greenhouse Gases Increase Blamed For Southern England Storms

    The 2013-2014 winter was unusually severe in southern England, impacting areas such as Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Thames Valley. Huge storms passed over, causing unusual flooding and several deaths. According to a release from Oxford...

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    Aridity Increase Could Cause Microbial Diversity Loss

    Two consequences of climate change are likely to be increasing aridity and a related decrease in microbial diversity and abundance in years to come. Since 38 percent of the world’s population is living in drylands, the impact...

  • Advancing monsoon clouds and showers in Inda circa 2006. (Credit: PlaneMad via Creative Commons 3.0)
    Climate Change Expected To Affect Monsoons Gradually

    Monsoons are massive air circulations that may or may not contain rain depending on the season. Although it has long been acknowledged that climate change is likely to affect monsoons, influencing rainfall patterns over large swaths of...

  • Saint Peter's Square, Rome. (Credit: Public Domain)
    European Summers Warmest Since Roman Times

    Summers in Europe are pretty warm these days. According to a new study, recent decades of the season are more than 1 degree Celsius warmer than they were 2,000 years ago. Since 1986, average summer temperatures on...

  • Map showing the increase in regional average temperatures when the global average temperatures reach 2 degress Celsius above pre-industrial levels. (Credit: University of South Wales)
    Impacts Of Global Temperature Rise Vary By Location

    Although a 2-degree Celsius rise in global average temperatures may not sound like a lot, regional variations in the rise may mean significant changes, as much as 6 degrees Celsius higher in some areas inland, according to...

  • Researchers are investigating how carbon dioxide levels are affecting marine life. (Credit: Public Domain)
    Carbon Dioxide Levels May Rise Enough To Disorient Fish By Mid Century

    Continued global warming and rises in carbon dioxide levels have many effects on marine life, including a condition called hypercapnia which renders fish disoriented and seemingly “intoxicated,” unable to navigate correctly or determine where predators are. Hypercapnia...

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    Greenland’s Firn Ice Absorbing Less Meltwater

    With special boring barrels and ground-penetrating radar, York University researchers discover the effects of less absorbent firn ice on future sea levels.

  • Snowshoe hare wearing its white winter coat in the springtime. (Credit: Dr. L. Scott Mills Research)
    Shorter Winters, Slow-Changing Coats Threaten Snowshoe Hares

    Climate change, as its effects are currently felt, aren’t so bad for snowshoe hares. But in the future, these animals that rely on long periods of winter to determine when they should switch from white fur to...

  • Glacial trough the Upper Rhine, Germany. (Credit: Public Domain)
    Human Carbon Emissions May Delay Next Ice Age

    Researchers exploring the beginnings of the last several ice ages have found a relationship between insolation, or exposure to the sun’s rays, and atmospheric carbon dioxide. Conditions now, with low summer insolation, would typically indicate the beginning...

  • A new study offers some hope for amphibian populations decimated by deadly fungus. (Credit: Tracie Seimon / Wildlife Conservancy Society)
    Defeating A Deadly Amphibian Fungus, Courtesy Of Climate Change

    Chytrid fungus is a deadly amphibian fungus that has caused huge reductions in amphibian numbers worldwide. But a release from the Wildlife Conservation Society suggests that several factors may be turning the tide against the fungus after...

  • Fragments of the B-15 iceberg, one of the largest ever calved from the Ross ice shelf. (Credit: MODIS/Terra/NASA)
    Some Scientists Believe Melting Icebergs Good For Climate Change

    Despite the negative implications of melting icebergs, some scientists believe that their loss may actually be a good thing for climate change. But how is that possible? According to scientists at the University of Sheffield, the loss...

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    Guinea Pigs Take On Climate Change And Win

    A new study shows guinea pigs have climate change figured out, according to a New Scientist article. A team of researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research observed South American guinea pigs and found...

  • Post-glacial lakes in Stordalen, northern Sweden. (Credit: Jo Uhlbäck)
    Methane Emissions From Northern Lakes Likely To Increase As Climate Warms

    According to a release from Stockholm University, a critical component of global warming is being overlooked by many: methane emissions from climate-sensitive northern lakes and ponds. As larger parts of the northern seasons become ice-free and as...

  • Phytoplankton diversity and photosynthesis have been boosted by warmer temperatures. (Credit: Gabriel Yvon-Durocher)
    Global Warming May Cause Higher Phytoplankton Diversity

    While some species experience stress or reductions in numbers due to higher temperatures, phytoplankton seem to experience enhanced biodiversity, potentially boosting their ability to survive and thrive in warmer temperatures, according to a release from the University...