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Daily Climate Change Articles

Here are links to summaries of some of the articles about climate change as they are posted daily in Science Daily and The Daily Climate.

Great sources to keep you up to date:
Science Daily on Global Warming
The Daily Climate

A line in the sands.
8 August 2013
Many climate and energy researchers have lined up with environmentalists to oppose what is a dirty source of petroleum. But other researchers say that the Keystone controversy is diverting attention from issues that would have much greater impact on greenhouse-gas emissions, such as the use of coal. Nature

NOAA: 2012 one of globe’s 10 hottest on record.
7 August 2013.
Last year was one of the globe’s 10 warmest years on record, with numerous milestones set and sweeping changes across the globe that indicate global warming is continuing despite a slowdown in short-term temperature trends, according to a new climate report released on Tuesday. Climate Central

Unprecedented ocean acidification putting Canadian waters at risk.
7 August 2013.
Canada’s Atlantic waters may be “particularly vulnerable” to increased carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere that are causing “unprecedented” acidification of the planet’s oceans, says a report by scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Postmedia News

Earth scientists pin climate change squarely on 'humanity.'
7 August 2013.
Most of the scientists who study the Earth say our climate is changing and humans are part of what's making that happen. But to a lot of nonscientists it's still murky. This week, two of the nation's most venerable scientific institutions tried to explain it better. All Things Considered

Climate change threatens U.S. estuaries
Posted: 07 Aug 2013 10:00 AM PDT
The USA's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors. A national study points to three East Coast reserves as the most sensitive to climate change.

Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 12:55 PM PDT
Scientists have found evidence suggesting that the Arctic Ocean is more vulnerable to human-induced changes than the Antarctic Ocean.

Study questions nature's ability to 'self-correct' climate change
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 05:31 PM PDT
Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study.

Tar sands development prompts water worries.
6 August 2013.
In 2011, companies mining Alberta's tar sands siphoned 370 million cubic meters of water from the Athabasca River alone, exceeding the amount of water the city of Toronto, with a population 2.8 million people, uses annually. But unlike Torontonians, the tar sands companies paid nothing for that water, nor do they clean it. Yale Environment 360

Study: Watching Fox News makes you distrust climate scientists.
6 August 2013.
A new paper in the journal Public Understanding of Science shows that a distrust of climate scientists is a significant factor underlying the modern denial of global warming, and moreover, that watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh both increase one's level of distrust of these scientific experts. Mother Jones

Coal at risk as global lenders drop financing on climate.
6 August 2013
The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity. Bloomberg News

Arctic sea ice loss creates ripple effects.
6 August 2013.
The dramatic retreat of Arctic sea ice in recent years is changing disease patterns, altering the local food web and lowering the region's ability to reflect sunlight, according to two new studies. ClimateWire

Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow
Posted: 05 Aug 2013 12:24 PM PDT
Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study that includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of human-made future climate change.

Climate change pushing marine life towards the poles, says study.
5 August 2013.
Rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological make-up of our oceans, pushing species towards the poles by 7 kilometers every year, as they chase the climates they can survive in, according to new research. The Guardian

Flaring lights up North Dakota.
5 August 2013.
North Dakota, now the second-largest oil-producing state in the United States, is neglecting the gas that also comes from its wells, says a report, wasting money and adding to greenhouse gas emissions. Climate News Network

Fund managers worth $14 trillion say climate change influences investments.
5 August 2013.
Investors view climate change as a ‘material risk’, and are adapting their activities accordingly, according to a new report. Responding to Climate Change

Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming
Posted: 04 Aug 2013 11:44 AM PDT
Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study.

Climate change could be factor in sudden summer deluges.
4 August 2013.
Some scientists say a warmer climate might be playing a role in the increasing number of "extreme precipitation events" being recorded in Pennsylvania and throughout the country — and the sudden, intense rains of this summer might represent the new normal. Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

Greenhouse gas controls not so far off, study says.
4 August 2013.
A new study suggests that technology to capture greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants may be more ready for wide deployment than industry officials and political leaders in coal states would have the public believe. Charleston Gazette

What climate scientists talk about now.
3 August 2013.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is preparing to release its latest report; it will be one of the most carefully analysed documents on climate change this decade, probed and picked apart by the thousands of people around the world for whom the subject has become a driving passion. Financial Times

GOP launches offensive on Obama admin's regulatory 'carbon tax.'
3 August 2013.
Republican lawmakers and pro-fossil-fuels advocates have long held that the Obama administration is planning to promulgate a carbon tax without Congress' consent, and they have found their smoking gun in the administration's revised estimate for the social cost of carbon. E&E Daily

Showdown set in House on carbon tax.
3 August 2013.
House Republicans have teed up a floor vote designed to rebuke long shot carbon tax proposals and politically tether President Obama to them in the process, despite the White House vow never to propose an emissions tax. The Hill

Lawmakers vote to thwart EPA on 'social cost' of carbon.
3 August 2013.
The House voted Thursday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from weighing the benefits of curbing carbon emissions when crafting major energy-related regulations. The Hill

Once and future climate change.
3 August 2013.
A special section in the journal Science focuses on how climate change will effect global ecosystems and the human populations that depend on them, with emphasis on how knowledge of the past is helping us understand potential biological impacts and improve predictive power. Science

Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world: Climate change will likely exacerbate violence
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:24 AM PDT
Researchers report that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation greatly increase the risk of personal and civil violence, and suggest that more human conflict is a likely outcome of climate change.

Climate change occurring ten times faster than at any time in past 65 million years
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:24 AM PDT
Not only is the planet undergoing one of the largest climate changes in the past 65 million years, scientists report that it's occurring at a rate 10 times faster than any change in that period. Without intervention, this extreme pace could lead to a 5-6 degree Celsius spike in annual temperatures by the end of the century.

As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:23 AM PDT
Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation.

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 11:23 AM PDT
How the Arctic wildlife and humans will be affected by the continued melting of Arctic sea ice is explored in a review article in the journal Science, by an international team of scientists. The article examines relationships among algae, plankton, whales, and terrestrial animals such as caribou, arctic foxes, and walrus; as well as the effects of human exploration of previously inaccessible parts of the region.

Extreme wildfires in Western U.S. likely fueled by climate change
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 08:31 AM PDT
Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research.

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