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A recent pause in Antarctic Peninsula warming

The rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula, which occurred from the early-1950s to the late 1990s, has paused. Stabilisation of the ozone hole along...

North American forests unlikely to save us from climate change

A sub-alpine forest in Colorado. Forests in the southwestern US are expected to be among the hardest-hit, according to the projections resulting from the...

Warmer Mediterranean turns the Sahel green

In the past 20 years, the Sahel has become greener because the West African monsoon brings more rain in the sub-Saharan region. A key...

Climate research: How meltwater from the ice sheets disturbed the climate...

The retreating calving front of the Bloomstandbreen glacier on Svalbard (Spitsbergen).Credit: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/René Bürgi Today, a negative correlation is observed in the amount of rainfall...

Long-awaited breakthrough in the reconstruction of warm climate phases

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They...

Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time

A research team including a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego climate scientist simulated in a computer model, for...

Ocean warming primary cause of Antarctic Peninsula glacier retreat

Icebergs calved off from the glaciers in Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. Credit: Alison Cook A new study has found for the first time that ocean...

First signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

A simulation of the Antarctic ozone hole, made from data taken on October 22, 2015. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (edited by MIT News) Scientists...

Climate study finds human fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening

Earth system models simulate Northern Hemisphere greening. Figure shows the spatial distribution of leaf area index trends (m2/m2/30yr) in the growing season (April-October) during...

Cosmopolitan snow algae accelerate melting of Arctic glaciers

Red pigmented snow algae darken the surface of snow and ice in the Arctic. Credit: Liane G. Benning/GFZ The role of red pigmented snow algae...

Final Kyoto analysis shows 100% compliance

All 36 countries that committed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, according to a scientific study released today....