400-year-old plants, frozen during the Little Ice Age, and now uncovered by rising temperatures and melting glaciers, have been observed by researchers coming back to life — after centuries being … [Read full article]
Ari Jokimäki recently published one of his regular roundups of climate science research news. Since you probably haven’t seen many (or any) of these stories in the mainstream media, … [Read full article]
One of the common arguments to dismiss those supporting the idea that the climate is warming as a result of manmade carbon dioxide emissions is that global warming is a natural thing; that it has always varied and that sometimes temperatures rise and that this is a perfectly natural occurrence. However in a new study it has been shown that a simultaneous warming of both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres has never happened in the past 20,000 years.
Were history’s “golden ages” and “dark ages”, its wars, epidemics and great social upheavals, ultimately due to climate shifts? A new analysis by researchers from the University of Hong Kong find causal links between 14 key, socio-economic, ecological, and demographic variables, and the rise of “large-scale human crisis” events, such as economic downturns, famines, epidemics, social upheavals/rebellions, and war. The strongest linked variable to all these crises events was ‘climate’ The researchers also determined a “crisis threshold” that accurately backwards-predicted the major conflicts and upheavals over the past millennium.
Scientists predict that our Sun is heading into a period of minimal activity, and in a study released Tuesday, researchers believe that this minimum may increase the probability of unusually cold winter temperatures throughout the United Kingdom.
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 … [Read full article]
Glaciers are contributing more and more to the increasing sea level rise, according to a new study which looked at 270 of the largest outlet glaciers of the South and North Patagonian Icefields of South America.
People have all kinds of weird and wacky ideas about climate change. One that you hear from time to time is that we are coming out of a Little Ice … [Read full article]