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Future Droughts Worse than Expected
Topic: Climate
A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how climate change may shape the future of life on Earth.

Arctic Melt Season Lengthening, Ocean Rapidly Warming
Topic: Climate
The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap’s thickness.

Deep Ocean Current May Slow Due to Climate Change
Topic: Climate
A new study has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down a deep current beneath the ocean's surface, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet’s climate.

Global Warming May Increase Methane Emissions from Freshwater Ecosystems
Topic: Climate
New research suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth’s atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming.

Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks
Topic: Climate
Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa can help predict a meningitis epidemic.

Study Projects Big Thaw for Antarctic Sea Ice
Topic: Climate
Researchers say Ross Sea will reverse current trend, be largely ice free in summer by 2100.

Climate Engineering: Minor Potential, Major Side Effects
Topic: Climate
Researchers show limitations and side effects of large-scale climate intervention.

Predicting Extinctions with Climate Change
Topic: Climate
A new NASA-funded study shows that the extinction risks brought about by climate change are not only high, but also predictable.

Volcanoes Contribute to Recent Warming 'Hiatus'
Topic: Climate
Volcanic eruptions in the early part of the 21st century have cooled the planet, according to a new study. This cooling partly offset the warming produced by greenhouse gases.

Current Ice Melt Rate in Pine Island Glacier May Go On For Decades
Topic: Climate
New research shows that the Pine Island Glacier experienced rapid thinning about 8,000 years ago. The findings indicate that modern-day melting and thinning could last for several more decades or even centuries.

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