Climate

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    Fires are a normal and healthy part of the natural cycle - yet the severity of duration of fire seasons seem to be on the rise. This could be due to a drier, warmer climate in some parts of the world resulting from changes in
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses the interconnection of Earth's natural systems and how vulnerable this makes us to the forces of nature. From violent earthquakes to thinning glaciers, we are only beginning to understand how our biosphere, climate and planet interact.
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, features a recent essay by Jim Hansen of NASA GISS. In this essay, he describes his frustration with the media´s approach to the climate controversy.
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses a recent essay by Jim Hansen of NASA GISS. In this piece, Hansen discusses how current policies may result in a false interpretation of the true problems behind carbon emissions.
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    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
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    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.
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses issues surrounding the UN climate conference happening in Copenhagen.
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    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
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    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
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    A new study that reconstructed ocean temperatures from millions of years ago could provide new insight into how the Earth responds to climate change.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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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    The oceans of Earth play an essential role in making our planet habitable for life as we know it. The future of our oceans, however, may be in jeopardy. Recently, Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discussed how anoxic waters may affect
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