• oceans
  • Dr. Peter Wadhams [ from his bio: Professor of Ocean Physics, Cambridge University in the UK, leads the Polar Ocean Physics group studying the effects of global warming on sea ice, icebergs and the polar oceans. (blogspot.ru)
  • Warming oceans and a changing climate are resulting in extreme weather patterns which have brought about an increase of infectious diseases-both new and re-emerging. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another result of the warming oceans are stronger hurricanes, which will wreck more havoc on land, and in the oceans, and create more opportunities for vectors to breed and infectious diseases to flourish. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1990s
  • Prior to the latter part of the last century, the Medieval Warm Period was universally regarded as just that: a several-century period of warmth during medieval times when the earth was somewhat warmer than it was in the late 1990s. (co2science.org)
  • The 1990s were the warmest decade in the past 1,000 years (5) , with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 (4) . (arkive.org)
  • IPCC
  • Basically it would destroy any credibility that the IPCC had because this is the only proof that they can offer to show a link between Carbon and warming. (fool.com)
  • The famous conclusion of the IPCC, "The balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate", does not depend on any reconstruction for the past millennium. (fool.com)
  • Recent estimates also suggest that at current emission rates the Earth could pass a threshold of 2 °C global warming, which the United Nations' IPCC designated as the upper limit to avoid "dangerous" global warming, by 2036. (wikipedia.org)
  • climates
  • There is a variance on how much the peatlands act as a carbon sink or carbon source that can be linked to varying climates in different areas of the world and different times of the year. (wikipedia.org)
  • as well, shown that these vectors are able to feed more and grow faster in warmer climates. (wikipedia.org)
  • The natural environmental controls that used to keep the tick populations in check are disappearing, and warmer and wetter climates are allowing the ticks to breed and grow at an alarming rate, resulting in an increase in Lyme disease, both in existing areas and in areas where it has not been seen before. (wikipedia.org)
  • sequestration
  • We at CNGF are undertaking multiple projects for establishing healthy sustainable land-use methods that would ensure sustained food systems in both developed and developing nations, increased carbon sequestration , water conservation, waste reduction and increased biodiversity. (cngf.org)
  • Artificial processes have been devised to produce similar effects, including large-scale, artificial capture and sequestration of industrially produced CO 2 using subsurface saline aquifers, reservoirs, ocean water, aging oil fields, or other carbon sinks. (wikipedia.org)
  • CO 2 sequestration includes the storage part of carbon capture and storage, which refers to large-scale, artificial capture and sequestration of industrially produced CO 2 using subsurface saline aquifers, reservoirs, ocean water, aging oil fields, or other carbon sinks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biosequestration or carbon sequestration through biological processes affects the global carbon cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with sequestration by the plants which is difficult to measure but seems to have little effect on the overall amount of carbon dioxide that is uptaken, the vegetation can have indirect effects on carbon by reducing need for energy consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • latitudes
  • Changes in ocean chemistry due to increasing carbon dioxide level cause weakening of coral skeletons and reduce the accretion of reefs, especially at higher latitudes. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • 2002) proposed the tetraether index of 86 carbon atoms (TEX86) as a proxy for sea surface temperature (SST). (wikipedia.org)
  • Peat
  • Peat bogs are a very important carbon store. (wikipedia.org)
  • Peat bogs act as a sink for carbon due to the accumulation of partially decayed biomass that would otherwise continue to decay completely. (wikipedia.org)
  • increase
  • Land use changes - Land use changes such as clearing land to make way for agriculture or for urban development , has also contributed to an increase in carbon dioxide levels. (climatechangeconnection.org)
  • Following the uproar, Gallup polling surveyed a sharp increase in American belief that the seriousness of Global Warming is exaggerated. (sourcewatch.org)
  • Current climate models predict an increase in average temperature in the region of 3 to 5°C over the next 100 years, with an increase in frequency of extremely hot periods and generally warm years (2) . (arkive.org)
  • By creating new bogs, or enhancing existing ones, the amount of carbon that is sequestered by bogs would increase. (wikipedia.org)
  • These data increase scientists' understanding of how the cryosphere is changing and the global impacts of those changes. (wikipedia.org)
  • implications
  • It also occurs subsea on the continental shelves of the continents surrounding the Arctic Ocean, portions of which were exposed during the last glacial period, with global weather implications. (wikipedia.org)
  • changes
  • Another cause of global warming is land-use changes such as deforestation. (thoughtco.com)
  • Another effect of global warming is changes in wildlife adaptations and cycles, an alteration of the natural balance of the earth. (thoughtco.com)
  • Changes in the modern climate show a discernable warming trend that can only be partly explained by natural causes (5) . (arkive.org)
  • Melting of the Arctic ice will disrupt this temperature difference causing changes in the wind patterns - leading to unexpected heatwaves and blizzards. (cngf.org)
  • Cryospheric and Polar Processes Division research at CIRES combines data collection, modeling, and data analysis to understand how the cryosphere influences, and responds to, changes in the global climate. (wikipedia.org)
  • soil
  • Their results show that the magnitude and timing of the PETM and subsequent hyperthermals can be explained by the orbitally triggered decomposition of soil organic carbon in the circum-Arctic and Antarctica. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • processes
  • Weather and Climate Dynamics Division (WCD) This division focuses on understanding how global processes are intertwined to create the weather and climate observed from the troposphere to the mesosphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • surface
  • Much is being made of the global surface thermometer data, which three-quarters the way through 2014 is now suggesting the global average this year will be the warmest in the modern instrumental record. (co2science.org)
  • In a normal year, such departures would tend to depress both global ocean and land surface temperature averages. (robertscribbler.com)
  • Ocean Health also looks at how overfishing, oil exploration, and exploitation of mineral resources beneath the ocean's surface can degrade the environment and jeopardize food sources needed to sustain the planet's ever-expanding population. (pulitzercenter.org)
  • nations
  • The Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum for Arctic nations and indigenous people, reported that the northern ice cap is warming at twice the global rate and the Arctic region is expected to warm at two to three times the rate for the rest of the world. (actionbioscience.org)
  • Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and a clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. (google.com)
  • future
  • This will only exacerbate future warming in a positive feedback loop. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • Future scenarios of global change suggest important benefits for phytoplankton suffering from irradiance stress. (co2science.org)
  • From ground-breaking reports on ocean acidification to stories on how the melting Arctic ice cap is affecting our lives, these in-depth projects shed new light on under-reported crises that will have a lasting-and potentially devastating-impact on future generations. (pulitzercenter.org)
  • earth
  • Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. (arkive.org)
  • The Earth has been warming since 1880. (arkive.org)