Scenarios with freshwater leading to sluggish currents and less heat being transported to northern high latitudes have been seen as a potential cause for rapid climate changes. In two recent studies researchers have shown that...
The catastrophic failure of a South American Ice Age dam changed the Pacific Ocean circulation and climate, according to new research
A bed of fossilized, methane dependent clams has for the first time been observed in the high Arctic. It tells the story of a thousand year long methane release event
New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise
Exceeding critical temperature limits in the Southern Ocean may cause the collapse of ice sheets and a sharp rise in sea levels, claims a new paper which models what happened in the past
Complex model shows how the “buttressing” role of ice shelves is impaired due to their decline speeding the movement of coastal glaciers into the sea
Study considers the next 10,000 years, and finds that the impact of another three centuries of carbon pollution will persist millennia after the carbon dioxide releases cease
Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) around 1,500 years ago. Potential links between this period of cool temperatures and socio-political changes
Arctic sea ice extent in January was the lowest - just - recorded in the era of satellite measurements which began back in 1979
Global atmospheric temperatures last month as measured by satellite instruments and analysed by RSS shows that it was the warmest January since satellite monitoring began - following on from the warmest December
Global atmospheric temperatures last month as measured by satellite instruments and analysed by UAH shows that it was the warmest January since satellite monitoring began - following on from the warmest December
Why did concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases drop to a level that allowed the Earth to slip into a period of glaciation some 20,000 years ago? Sediment samples from the seafloor suggest more carbon dioxide was dissolved...
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