Marine species Migrations Determined by Climate After All

Marine ecologists have been grappling with a puzzler. They had expected that, as climate change warms the oceans, most  marine species would migrate toward the poles, fleeing the ever hotter waters near the equator and tracking the zone of their preferred water temperature as it shifts. But some studies revealed … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming ‘not as likely’

Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term. Since 1998, there has been an unexplained “standstill” in the heating of the Earth’s atmosphere. Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the coming … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Boreal Forests to Shift North and Relinquish More Carbon Than Expected

It’s difficult to imagine how a degree or two of warming will affect a location. Will it rain less? What will happen to the area’s vegetation? New Berkeley Lab research offers a way to envision a warmer future. It maps how Earth’s myriad climates — and the ecosystems that depend … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


New Models Predict Greener Arctic in Coming Decades

Rising temperatures will lead to a massive “greening” of the Arctic by mid-century as a result of striking increases in plant cover, according to new research led by the American Museum of Natural History. In a paper published on March 31 in Nature Climate Change, scientists reveal new models projecting that … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


China Takes a Leading Role in Solving Climate Change

A few months ago we looked at some hopeful climate news, including Mexico passing comprehensive climate legislation nearly unanimously, and many other efforts from a variety of countries to reduce their carbon emissions. Ultimately the biggest emitters need to get on board as well.  China is often used as a scapegoat and excuse for inaction … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Potential Impact of Climate Changes on the Inundation Risk Levels

The overall objective of the study is to generate information for an enhanced land use planning with respect to flood hazards. The study assesses the potential impact of climate change by simulating a dam break scenario in a high intensity rainfall event and evaluates the vulnerability risk in the downstream … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading