Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle Future conditions not only stress marine creatures but also may throw off ocean carbon balance: Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a new study.
Biodiversity in tropical forests matters in storing carbon. A large team of international scientists found that high biodiversity enhances the storage capacity of the forests in the world’s tropical regions.
The damage scientists expect climate change to do to crop yields can differ greatly depending on which type of model was used to make those projections, according to research based at Princeton University.
El Niño and global warming combine to cause record-breaking heat in Southeast Asia
A devastating combination of global warming and El Niño is responsible for causing extreme temperatures in April 2016 in Southeast Asia, scientists have found.
Gambling our way against climate change: Selfish extortionists win the diplomatic game: How governments behave in social dilemmas experimentally investigated
Humans have mastered the art of cooperation better than any other animal species. However, many social dilemmas remain unsolved, such as over-fishing of the seas, rising global green-house gas emissions or accommodating large numbers of refugees. While we are in charge of most of our lives, in these dilemmas, representatives make decisions for us. Scientists have published the first experimental investigation into how representatives behave in social dilemmas in a new report.
Methane bubbling off Svalbard is not a source of atmospheric greenhouse gas
"Human influence important factor in possible global and UK temperature records...new research techniques ...allow for rapid assessment of how human influence might have affected the chances of breaking temperature records. This technique, known as an attribution study, uses climate models and observations to see how likely an event would be in the real world and in a world without human greenhouse gas emissions - enabling assessment of how human influence has altered the chances of an…
Climate change already dramatically disrupting all elements of nature
Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly unpredictable consequences for humans, according to a new study.