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Global Warming

Global Warming

Global pollution estimates reveal surprises, opportunity

It is not unusual to come across headlines about pollution or global warming and find that they reach different conclusions depending upon the data source. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis used a harmonized approach, incorporating data from multiple satellites and ground monitors with computer modeling to compile a…
bubmag
June 25, 2020
Global Warming

Matching-commitment agreements to incentivize climate action

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many countries are failing to comply with the non-binding commitments of the Paris Agreement, making it increasingly clear that we have to reconsider how to ensure collective action to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees C above preindustrial levels. A new IIASA-led study supports…
bubmag
June 19, 2020
Global Warming

Refining projections of Antarctic ice loss and global sea level rise

Pierre Dutrieux preparing a Seaglider for deployment in front of the Dotson Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, during a summer 2018 research expedition. Credit: Pierre Dutrieux Antarctica is rapidly shedding ice, a loss that contributes to rising seas. Research demonstrates that human-induced global climate change and warming ocean temperatures are the…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Global Warming

Study finds warming peat may boost greenhouse gases

SPRUCE study site for studying effects of warming temperatures on peatland. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Warming temperatures in cold-climate peatlands may over time trigger decomposition of old, deeply buried peat and increase emissions of climate-harming methane and carbon dioxide into the air, according to a study led by a…
bubmag
June 15, 2020