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The Fighting Spirit
Topic: Climate
01/08/10
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses a recent essay by Jim Hansen of NASA GISS. In the piece Hansen speaks of the increase in negative attitudes toward climate change and the need for a 'fighting spirit' if a future climate crisis is to be averted.

The Zombie Argument
Topic: Climate
12/19/09
With climate talks in Copenhagen underway, Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses news coming out of the UN climate conference. The agreements (and disagreements) arising from Copenhagen could have profound effects on the future of life on Earth.

Gathering Together the Beasts of Change
Topic: Climate
12/11/09
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses issues surrounding the UN climate conference happening in Copenhagen.

The Best Laid Plans
Topic: Climate
12/04/09
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses the recent set of email messages sent by the Director of the University of East Anglia´s Climate Research Unit that were hacked and uploaded to a public Web site. The emails have sparked a great deal of debate concerning climate change.

The Linguistics of Climate Change
Topic: Climate
11/27/09
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, recently spoke with Professor Brigitte Nerlich about aspects of climate change related to human behavior. The future of life on Earth may truly be in the hands of humankind - yet our actions are sometimes hard to predict or understand.

From Greenhouse to Icehouse
Topic: Climate
11/23/09
A new study that reconstructed ocean temperatures from millions of years ago could provide new insight into how the Earth responds to climate change.

Receding Ice, Rising Oceans
Topic: Climate
11/20/09
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, recently discussed how receding glaciers could have catastrophic consequences for Earth's climate. Increasing loss of glacial ice will lead to increasing water levels in the oceans. Ultimately, these changes could profoundly affect the biosphere.

Measuring Climate Change
Topic: Climate
11/13/09
Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, recently spoke with Dr. Marty Mlynczak of NASA's Langley Research Center about the limitations of the technology we have on hand to measure climate change. Things we can't measure could be important in understanding the links between climate and habitability.

Think Global, Act Local
Topic: Climate
11/06/09
Recently, Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, spoke with Dr. Anastasia Romanou, Associate Research Scientist at NASA GISS, about the need for precise local measurements of climate phenomena. Local measurements can provide information about the real impacts of climate change.

A New Wrinkle in Ancient Ocean Chemistry
Topic: Climate
11/01/09
Scientists widely accept that the Earth's atmosphere underwent a dramatic rise in oxygen 2.4 billion years ago, which ultimately paved the way for complex life on our planet. New research has helped solve some important questions surrounding this 'Great Oxidation Event'.

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