Global Warming Archives - Page 2 of 26 - State of the Planet

An image captured through a microscope shows two tiny fungi who look like people with long long limbs doing jumping jacks.

Glacier Melt Leads to Increased Carbon Dioxide Levels Due to These Tiny Fungi

New research links reduced glacier cover to higher rates of fungal decomposition of organic material. If these rates continue to rise, it could further disrupt the carbon cycle.

by |April 30, 2021

Landmark Program Joins Investors With Scientists to Confront Climate Change

A major firm will facilitate the engagement of commercial enterprise with the university’s global climate and sustainability research.

by |April 28, 2021
A person in a red coat stands in front of ice two times his height. The ice is covered with a white blanket.

Geotextiles Could Slow Glacial Melt, but at What Cost?

Swiss ski resorts are using geotextiles to prevent accelerated glacial melting, but researchers have found this strategy too expensive for use in global-scale glacier protection.

by |April 14, 2021

Fossil Plants at Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet Warn of Future Melting

The discovery of fossil plants below a mile of Greenland ice indicates that the ice sheet completely melted in the past, and suggests it could rapidly do so again.

by |March 15, 2021

Reconstructing 6.5 Million Years of Western Mediterranean Sea Levels

Researchers have reconstructed past sea levels in the western Mediterranean in new detail by sampling coastal cave formations.

by |January 21, 2021

2020 Tied With 2016 as the Hottest Year on Record

Scientists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies find that 2020 was statistically equal with 2016, continuing a long-term trend.

by |January 15, 2021

Far-Drifting Antarctic Icebergs Are Trigger of Ice Ages, Scientists Say

Large numbers of icebergs that drifted unusually far from Antarctica before melting into ocean waters have been key to initiating ice ages of the past, says a new study.

by |January 13, 2021

Some Amazon Regions May Resist Climate-Driven Drying Better Than Thought

New research suggests that trees may handle predicted drier conditions better than current models suggest.

by |November 20, 2020

A New Global Archive Helps Researchers Chart Changes in Arctic Animals’ Behavior

Researchers from around the world have established a new archive of data documenting changes in the movements of animals in the far north.

by |November 5, 2020

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say

An international team suggests that research centers around the world using numerical models to predict future climate change should include simulations of past climates.

by |November 5, 2020