Climate

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    Volcanoes play a major role in Earth's climate, as evidenced by the recent eruption in Iceland. Some volcanic activity that isn't quite as visible, like the ocean's version of the La Brea Tarpits off the Santa Barbara coast, also has an effect on life.
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    The oceans remain one of the least explored places on the planet, but new robotic technology could change that. Collecting accurate data concerning the oceans is essential in understanding how events resulting from climate change, such as glacial melt, will effect the future of our
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    Astrobiologists concerned with life's future on our planet are discovering that they have a lot to learn from local communities. Scientists are now looking to local people for knowledge about climate change and the methods we can use to ensure a healthy future for Earth's
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, the Hot Zone, discusses the ways in which life can impact the physical conditions of the Earth. A recent study shows that the health of a single microbial species in the Earth's oceans could eventually alter the ocean food chain -
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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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