global temperatures

World experiences fourth warmest June on record


July 18th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) Average global temperatures this June were the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.The combined average temperature over ... Read more...

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Warming climate damaging reefs, impacting fish


July 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) The impact of a warming climate on reefs is already upon us -- complex changes have begun that could fundamentally change what reefs look like in ... Read more...

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Global warming may cause Emperor penguins to vanish


June 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Scientists have warned that Emperor penguins, Antarctica's largest and most iconic flightless birds, may vanish if global temperatures and sea ice melting continues unabated. "Over ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone


April 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period, between 145 million and 65 million ... Read more...

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2011 - 9th warmest year on record, says NASA


January 21st, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The global average surface temperature in the year gone by was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in ... Read more...

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China readies big climate offer, India mulls support


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 29 (IANS) China is ready to offer legally binding commitments to limit its emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). If the offer, to come into effect after 2020, is ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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How did Antarctic succumb to ice age?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Researchers now know how the Antarctic Peninsula first succumbed to ice during a prolonged period of global cooling and how it has warmed up significantly in ... Read more...

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Scientists estimate sea level rise by studying past carbon dioxide levels


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists have found how an estimate of the sea level rise can be made by looking at atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago.The ... Read more...

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Global temperatures ‘on the increase’


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study on global temperatures has found a trend towards a rise of about half a degree Celsius in worldwide temperatures since 1850, with a steeper increase ... Read more...

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Global warming was ‘more common 50m yrs ago’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Periods of intense global warming lasting tens of thousands of years occurred more frequently in the past than previously believed, according to a new study.A team, led by ... 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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Earth’s hot past points to drastic global warming


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the magnitude of climate change during Earth's deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if society ... Read more...

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Indian, Australian joint team studying penguin evolution


January 7th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A joint team of Indian and Australian scientists is studying molecular changes in Adelie, a penguin species commonly found along the entire Antarctic coast, triggered by global warming.The ... Read more...

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Global warming has slowed down in the past decade: Scientists


November 27th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists have said that the rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed down over the past 10 years.In a report, the Met Office said the slow ... Read more...

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Influential climate change report ‘derived from Wikipedia’


November 24th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Research questioning the validity of global warming was allegedly lifted from Wikipedia and textbooks, it has emerged.A report by statistician Edward Wegman criticised earlier research led by scientist ... Read more...

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Global warming threat to tropical rainforests exaggerated


November 14th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The threat to tropical rainforests from global warming may have been exaggerated, says a new study.Researchers have shown that the world's tropical forests thrived in the far distant ... Read more...

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Global temperatures set to rise 3.5 degrees C. by 2035: International Energy Agency


November 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.12 (ANI): Global temperatures are expected to rise 3.5 degrees C. over the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, suggesting that governments worldwide are failing to honor ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

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Earth will take 100,000 years ‘to recuperate from global warming’


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Geologists have warned that the Earth will take 100, 000 years to recover from global warming if mankind continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Geologists have ... Read more...

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Space tourism will worsen climate change


October 26th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A decade of commercial space flight would have a devastating impact on climate change and global temperatures.Scientists believe that vast amounts of black soot created by a new ... Read more...

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Cars bigger culprits than planes in global warming


October 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Travelling by car increases the earth's temperature more in the long run than covering the same distance by air, researchers say. However, in the short term, air travel ... Read more...

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Car-travel in longer run hikes global temperatures more than air travel


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (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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Oz native rice could help buffer world’s rice crop


October 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): In August, a research warned that rice yields are expected to decline over the coming decades as global temperatures rise. It highlighted the need for heat tolerant strains ... Read more...

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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change


October 12th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.Researchers ... Read more...

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Does a stronger Sun actually cool Earth?


October 7th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) An increase in the Sun's solar activity actually cools the Earth, suggests a new research that will renew the debate over the science behind climate change. The ... Read more...

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Stronger Sun ‘makes Earth cool, not hot’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Contrary to the belief that an increase in solar activity from the Sun heats up Earth too, scientists have found that it's quite the opposite.Based on a three-year ... Read more...

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India, Mexico to discuss climate change


August 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the global climate change summit in Cancun, Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa touches down here on a three-day visit Sunday that will explore views on ... Read more...

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British campaigner drives green bus in Kolkata


August 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) The sudden increase in the number of vehicles in the country has increased the carbon emission footprint -- amount of carbon released by an activity -- to five-six ... 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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World on course for hottest year since 1880


July 21st, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The world is on course for the hottest year since records began in 1880 after record-breaking temperatures in four of the first six months of the year, according ... Read more...

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Global temperatures in 2010 warmest on record


July 16th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Average global temperatures from January to June 2010 have been the warmest since records began in 1880, the US Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. The combined global ... Read more...

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Global warming-induced water changes to continue for decades


July 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A reversal of human-induced temperature changes will not quickly return the hydrological cycle to its prewarming state, contrary to popular belief, according to a new study.Peili Wu ... Read more...

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Halting carbon dioxide emissions cannot avert climate change


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) With carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air approaching alarming levels, even halting emissions altogether may not be enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Could scrubbing carbon dioxide from ... Read more...

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