A new study has shown that deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces the amount of rain that falls over the rest of remaining forest.
Despite recent scientific speculation to the contrary, clouds do not cause climate change, says Texas A&M atmospheric sciences professor Andrew Dessler. Rather, they act almost singularly as a feedback mechanism.
The trending loss of ice in the Arctic has been seen as one of the most prominent outcomes of the 20th century warming, but in the next few decades it could as easily grow as it could continue to shrink, according to new research.
Two of Greenland’s largest three glaciers have lost enough ice that they could have filled Lake Erie with the accumulated melted ice water.
In the longest study to date of changes in polar ice sheet mass, researchers funded by NASA have found that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at … [Read full article]
According to a recently published paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Khan et al), Greenland’s ice mass loss has been accelerating and is now spreading up along its northwest coast, with data indicating the start of this acceleration to be late 2005.