Climate & Climate Change

Capping at 2 degrees: photo of entrance to COP21, Paris climate conference
June 27, 2016
A new study finds that, even if all the countries follow through on their Paris Agreement commitments, steeper emissions cuts would be necessary after 2030 to stay below 2 degrees of warming.
climate modeling 101: four maps show increases in climate model grid resolution
June 20, 2016
A new open-access book demystifies climate modeling without using a single equation.
Climate change is lengthening days: Photo of a sunset
June 15, 2016
Melting ice sheets and glaciers are slightly slowing Earth's rotation.
Future summers will break heat records - photo: a hot sun
June 13, 2016
In 50 years, summers across most of the globe could regularly be hotter than any summer experienced so far by people alive today. Reducing carbon emissions could cut the risk.
Population and future fire: photo of fire burning across a grassland
May 23, 2016
The future pattern of population growth, not climate change, is likely to be the dominant factor in determining whether the amount of land burned by fires increases or decreases globally this century.
Scientists measure CO2 levels by Antarctica: illustration of CO2 exceeding 400 ppm
May 12, 2016
The ORCAS field project records carbon dioxide levels exceeding 400 ppm over one of the remote regions of the globe.
NCAR map shows ocean deoxygenation by time of emergence
April 27, 2016
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040.

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