Tag Archive for 'Julia Pongratz'

Pre-industrial land use changes still raising atmospheric temperature

July 12th, 2012 by Institute of Physics

A climate model accounting for the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere before the industrial revolution has been used to show the detrimental effect of carbon emissions on global temperature in the long-term. In a study ‘Attribution of atmospheric CO2 and temperature increases to regions: importance of preindustrial land use change‘ published on 4 […]

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 […]