A warming climate may drive more rainfall in tropical areas, thanks to a decrease in high tropical cloud cover, which in turn may further warm the air, according to new research.
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While there are a lot of moving parts to the global economy, I’d argue that there is one fundamental premise that will have, hand’s down, the greatest influence in determining the fate of humanity, and that is the time horizon of strategizing a particular activity—short term vs. long term thinking. Take any industry, whether it’s […]
Remember the difference between weather and climate? We know what happens when the weather changes—it’s obvious. Climate is another story. Read on. When it rains, you put on a raincoat or take your umbrella when you go out. It snows: time for high boots, a heavier coat, scarf, and warm gloves. And sunny days, well, […]
University of British Columbia scientist William Cheung has documented a gradual shifting of some fish species further north than their typical ranges. Some tropical commercial species are being found by fishing boats in waters near New England. Ocean water in the tropics is becoming too warm due to climate change, so they are seeking cooler […]
A new analysis of 90 years worth of observational data has shown that summer climates across the globe are changing, in most cases warming, yielding valuable location-by-location insights rather than vague global averages which hold the potential to be more relevant in understanding changes to flora and fauna in any particular region. “It is the […]
According to Stanford University scientists, the tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to undergo an irreversible temperature shift during summers over the next 20 to 60 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed immediately.
A sediment core which has allowed researchers from the University of Pittsburgh create a 2,300-year climate record reveals that as temperatures rise, so the summer monsoons will become drier. The 6 foot-long sediment core was retrieved from Laguna Pumacocha in Peru, high up in the Andes Mountains, and contains the most detailed geochcmical record of […]
Leading Australian scientists and scientific organisations have come together to call for a greater national effort to protect the countries eastern and western coastlines. The reason? Many scientists believe and have witnessed, with the increase in global warming, a shift in marine life as they head south, seeking refuge from increasing temperatures in the tropics. […]