greenhouse gases

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Department of Energy’s Crusade Against Leaks of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Yields Results

Published: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 10:46am
Category: 
Energy

Every year, the United States Department of Energy’s far-flung operations generate millions of tons of climate-warming greenhouse gases.

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What to Make of a Warming Plateau

Published: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 8:27am
Category: 
Energy

As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming.

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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'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. 

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Going Beyond Carbon Dioxide

Published: 
Thu, 12/06/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

WE all know (or should know) by now that the carbon dioxide we produce when we burn fossil fuels and cut down forests is the planet’s single largest contributor to global warming. It persists in the atmosphere for centuries. Reducing these emissions by as much as half by 2050 is essential to avoid disastrous consequences by the end of this century, and we must begin immediately.