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Contributor(s): Eric Ellman
A new paper in Nature Geoscience finds that “transient climate sensitivity,” the fast temperature rise that accompanies increases in atmospheric CO2, may be much higher than previously thought. The reason is widespread sulfate pollution from man-made and natural sources, which has tempered the...
Contributor(s): Eric Ellman
New analytical techniques that allow ice cores to be sampled continuously for more chemical species continue to re-write the history of vulcanism. The latest publication from YCEI postdoctoral fellow Francis Ludlow (Sigl, et al) finds new dates and magnitudes for historic eruptions dating back 2000...
Contributor(s): Eric Ellman
Ocean acidification may wreak havoc with coral reefs, clams, and oysters, but Coccolithophores – tiny calcareous plankton that make up the all-important lowermost rung of the marine food ladder – are thriving, report researchers in PLoS One and Nature. How do we explain the proliferation of...
Contributor(s): Eric Ellman
Bob Litterman, former head of risk management for Goldman-Sachs, hopes that society will be as lucky as he has been in dodging fossil fuel-related tragedy. En route to a New York City show with his wife last December, the couple watched as a tanker in the oncoming lane of I-78 struck a car, jumped...
Contributor(s): Kevin Lane
Link to article: “Challenges associated with projecting urbanization-induced heat-related mortality,” Hondula, et al. Recent and substantial increases in heat and heat wave mortality and morbidity impel society to brace for heat events of even greater severity and duration. Unfortunately, research...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
A new metric called “suitable plant growing days” helps address an argument often made by climate skeptics: since carbon dioxide promotes plant growth – especially at middle and high latitudes – anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions will increase agricultural yields and carbon sequestration...
Contributor(s): Marta Jarzyna
The alarming rate of decline of bumblebees—key pollinators of crops and wildflowers across the world and an essential part of a healthy environment— has been at the forefront of scientific news for the past several years. To date, most of the bee die-off has been attributed to changes in...

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