climate change

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A Change in Temperature

Published: 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

Since 1896, scientists have been trying to answer a deceptively simple question: What will happen to the temperature of the earth if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles?

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Climate Change Impacts Ripple Through Fishing Industry While Ocean Science Lags Behind

Published: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Water

With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass. 

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We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means.

Published: 
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:36pm
Category: 
Energy

Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million. 

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Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

Published: 
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:09am
Category: 
Energy

The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.

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Climate Change's Human Connection Explained

Published: 
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:18am
Category: 
Energy

By the mid-1990s, it was possible to investigate the causal mechanisms behind changes in Earth's climate using relatively sophisticated mathematical models of Earth's climate.