climate system

Did a crashing meteor kick-start Ice Ages?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A gigantic meteor collided with the earth about 2.5 million years ago, generating the mother of all tsunamis, hundreds of metres high, possibly plunging the planet ... Read more...

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‘Precipitation, river discharges increase climate change’


September 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Increased precipitation and river discharge in the Arctic Ocean has the potential to speed climate change as it can lower salinity and cause warmer surface temperatures, ... Read more...

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Shrinking ice sheet may free methane reserves


August 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Billons of tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas methane locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice ... Read more...

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Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change


August 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) An analysis of past oceanic temperature patterns has uncovered the role of sensitive triggers built into our climate system that can cause abrupt shifts in global ... Read more...

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Distant storms can cause air turbulence mid flight


June 26th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Distant storms even as far away as 100 km, could create sudden turbulence in mid flight and cause passenger injuries because of the refusal to wear ... Read more...

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Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

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Human-induced global warming requires long-term study


November 20th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS)Isolating the human imprint on global warming amid natural climate fluctuations requires long-term analysis and not short term studies, satellite data reveals.The data indicates that the lower ... Read more...

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Population management key for sustainable development: Azad


November 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Nov 1 (IANS) Observing that population management was the key to sustainable development, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said population dynamics will play a key role ... Read more...

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Ozone hole ‘affecting climate change in Southern Hemisphere’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation ... Read more...

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Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to increase in extreme rain events seen in North America over the second half of the ... Read more...

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How 450mn-yr-old mass extinction is closely linked to climate change


January 28th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Geobiologists at California Institute of Technology have found how the mass extinction that occurred 450 million years ago is linked to a cooling climate.The mass extinction coincided with ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past indicates much hotter future


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Earth's hot past indicates a much hotter future than projected if the pace of greenhouse emissions continues unabated.The study warns that if CO2 emissions continue at their current ... Read more...

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Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

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Britain to get colder winters due to climate change: Experts


December 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Britain will be hit by longer and bitter winters in coming years as the melting ice in the Arctic Sea due to global warming has changed the wind ... Read more...

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UN climate change conference to begin in Cancun Monday


November 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Cancun Monday, where leaders of 194 countries would discuss their future commitments to reduce emissions and take action against climate ... Read more...

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Is it possible to predict future climate change?


August 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Climate change is a topic for hot debate across countries right now, but is it possible to predict future climate change?Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute at the University ... Read more...

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Sea levels to rise upto 70 cm by 2100


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Sea levels are likely to rise by 30 to 70 centimetres by 2100, even if the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to curb global warming and greenhouse ... Read more...

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New software enhances climate change research


August 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new powerful computer software will allow scientists to study the climate change in a more detailed manner.The Community Earth System Model (CESM) will be one of the ... Read more...

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Traveling by car ‘contributes to global warming much more than by plane’


August 5th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study has found that driving a car increases global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air.However, in the short ... Read more...

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Mobile spa: Now, a car that moisturizes your skin!


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 2 (ANI): It's time to stop stashing cosmetics in your handbag - now moisturize your skin while you drive.Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has developed an air filter that dispenses vitamin ... Read more...

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Global wind-shift caused Earth’s last ice age to end


June 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A global shift in winds is what led to the end of Earth's last ice age- an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out what ended last ice age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The answer to what ended the last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilisation, may be blowing in the ... Read more...

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Earth’s ‘missing’ heat impacting climate change


April 16th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Current observational tools like satellite sensors and ocean floats are inadequate to track roughly half of the heat believed to have built up on the earth in recent ... Read more...

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Ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Floating ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing due to global warming, says a new study, adding that this is especially alarming because the shelves hold together the ... Read more...

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Vanishing ice shelves in Antarctic Peninsula could result in sea-level rise


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research by US Geological Survey (USGS) has determined that ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change, which ... Read more...

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Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula in danger


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
RESTON, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) – Ice shelves in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula are in danger because of global warming issues, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Monday.The sea-level could ... Read more...

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Policy makers should rethink renewable energy strategy, say scientists


February 12th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have suggested that policy makers should examine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions implications for energy infrastructure as fossil fuel sources must be rapidly ... Read more...

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IPCC’s claim over Amazonian rainforest ‘unsubstantiated’


January 31st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 31 (ANI): In another blow to United Nations climate watchdog's credibility, it has emerged that its claim that global warming might wipe out 40 percent of the Amazon rainforest was ... Read more...

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2050 climate conditions crucial to harmful impacts in 2100


January 12th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): While countries try to come up with new strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an international team of researchers suggests that policymakers should focus on what needs to ... Read more...

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Bering Strait influenced ice age climate patterns worldwide 100,000 years ago


January 11th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.The international ... Read more...

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Arctic could face warmer and ice-free conditions in future


December 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Increased evidence is indicating that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future.Scientists documented evidence that the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas ... Read more...

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Earth more sensitive to CO2 than estimated


December 7th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) The earth's temperature may be 30 to 50 percent more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) than has previously been estimated, says a new study. The results show that ... Read more...

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Earth 30-50 percent more sensitive to CO2 than previously estimated


December 7th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 7 (ANI): A new study has estimated that the Earth's temperature may be 30-50 percent more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) than has previously been estimated.According to the results ... Read more...

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New insight into how climate change will affect organisms


November 5th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): In a new research, paleoecologists are offering a new insight into how climate change will affect organisms.The research, by Robert Booth, assistant professor of earth and environmental science ... Read more...

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