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Tag: Celsius

Historical Summer Extremes to Become the Future Norm

Researchers from Boston University have estimated the effects near-term increases in global average temperatures will have on summertime temperatures across the globe, based on current warming trends and a desire to minimise overall warming to 2°C.

Five Thousand Years of Rapid Greenland Climate Changes

Scientists have long known that climate change was happening in West Greenland over the past 5,000 years, but until now they have not been able to quantify the specific conditions of that change. New research has allowed scientists to predict that abrupt temperature changes by as much as 4 or 5 degrees Celsius will have had profound implications for the peoples that occupied western Greenland during that time.

Species Live Where There is Rain

A new study has found that during the time of Pangaea the supercontinent, animals tended to congregate where there was rain, this, despite the fact that there was many times more space for them to spread out and no landmarks to prevent them from travelling.

New Research Shows How Glaciers Carved Their Own Way

New research out of the University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC) has allowed scientists to reconstruct what the land looked like before it was scoured and carved up by glaciers.

Complicated Circulation Affects Greenland Glaciers

“People always thought the circulation [in Greenland’s fjords] would be simple: warm waters coming into the fjords at depth, melting the glaciers. Then the mixture of warm water and meltwater rises because it is lighter, and comes out at the top. Nice and neat,” says Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution physical oceanographer Fiamma Straneo, who has now led two survey trips to Sermilik Fjord at the base of Helheim Glacier, Greenland.

Ancient Hyperthermals Guide to Climate Changes Ahead

Another study which looks at what conditions in our future might be like by comparing them to conditions in our planets history has shown that if global warming continues apace, we could set in a motion a change of events that could take tens of thousands of years to dissipate.