Climate

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    The ever-expanding human population will continue to impact the habitability of our planet into the future. But moving humans from Earth into the final frontier carries an environmental cost as well.
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    A new study shows that variations in carbon dioxide 40 million years ago were tightly coupled to changes in global temperature. Understanding the relationship between the Earth's climate and carbon dioxide can provide insight into the extent of future global warming caused by the activities
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    New research indicates that global warming could be having devastating effects, even with small shifts in tempertaure. Even some of Earth's most reilient species may find the changes too difficult to survive. Studying the effects of climate change can help us understand life's future on
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    The oceans are critical to the survival of life on Earth, but climate change may be causing irreversible damage to these fragile systems. What role will acidification, ice melt and surface temperature increases play in the future habitability of our planet?
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    Os oceanos são críticos para a sobrevivência da vida na Terra, mas a mudança climática pode estar causando danos irreversíveis a estes frágeis sistemas. Qual papel a acidificação, o derretimento de gelo e o aumento da temperatura de superfície desempenharão na habitabilidade futura de nosso
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    Astronomers are finding many new planets circling distant stars, but they have yet to find one like Earth. Studying the changing climate of Earth is an essential step in helping scientists identify similarly habitable worlds beyond our solar system.
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    Whiffs of oxygen may have been present on Earth before the Great Oxidation Event. This may have allowed for niche environments for oxygen-dependent organisms before the global atmosphere became oxygen rich. This isn't the only example of how climate change can first occur regionally rather
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    We have a long way to go in understanding climate change, but we do know that complex interactions between plants and the climate of Earth go well beyond the Carbon Cycle. Studying the links between life and climate will aid in understanding life's future on
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    Researchers are discovering new ways in which the Earth's oceans have influenced global climate. At the end of the last ice age, north Atlantic ice sheets melted, added fresh water and caused the collapse of the Atlantic Ocean conveyor belt. That should have plunged the
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    If we could make one change to stave off climate change, what would it be? One scientist believes that getting rid of black soot is the answer. Other research shows that fighting climate change with geo-engineering tricks, such as pumping out aerosols to reflect sunlight,
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    Clouds play a major role in Earth's climate, and in supporting life on Earth. Scientists are using satellites to study clouds on Earth, and 'comparative planetology' - comparing Earth to data from Mars and other worlds - to understand the role clouds play in making
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    There are many ambiguities in forecasting climate change. New reports are attempting to get to the 'nuts and bolts' of the problem, allowing people to clearly see the consequences of each degree of warming. Such information is important in understanding the future of life on
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    The news keeps us constantly in tune with environmental disasters and their effects on Earth's climate and biosphere. How did past generations who didn´t have television or a camera depict those dramatic moments in living geologic history? Through art.
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    How did the Earth stay warm 3.8 billion years ago when the young sun was 30% weaker? It's a mystery scientists have long been trying to solve, and it may come down to global warming. Ancient warming on Earth can also provide important clues
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    New research shows that the climate change of 12,000 years ago could have been the first catastrophic climate event attributed to humans. In modern times, humans are continuing to have profound effects on our planet, from wildfires to dramatic weather.
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