Tag Archive for 'Environmental Research Letters'

Satellite telemetry shows average global sea level rising 60% faster than IPCC projections

November 30th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The rate of sea-level rise in the past decades is greater than projected by the latest assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) while global temperature increases are in agreement with its best estimates. This is shown in the paper “Comparing climate projections to observations up to 2011” published in the journal Environmental […]

Our greenhouse gas emissions so far will cause sea level to rise inexorably for thousands of years

October 1st, 2012 by Institute of Physics

Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown. The results come from a study, published in a paper ‘Millennial total sea-level commitments projected with the Earth system model of intermediate LOVECLIM’ on […]

Current loss of Arctic sea ice mostly caused by human activity

July 26th, 2012 by University of Reading

Natural climate variations could explain up to 30% of the loss in Arctic sea ice since the 1970s, scientists have found. Sea ice coverage at the North Pole has shrunk dramatically over the past 40 years. The ice is now more than a third smaller each September following the summer melt than it was in […]

Researchers find that evaporation from trees cools global climate

September 16th, 2011 by Carnegie Institution for Science

Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation. Research from Carnegie’s Global Ecology department at Stanford University in California concludes that evaporated water helps cool the earth as a whole, not just the local area of evaporation, demonstrating that evaporation of water from trees and lakes could have […]