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The World’s Lungs Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2011-08-14 14:10 – (915 Reads) An outstanding eight-part article which describes the state of forests and the rising threats they face from human exploitation and climate change. The Economist – Part 1 Editor’s comments Forests are indispensable to life on earth as we know it but […]

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Published by geoff on 2014-02-21 Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid thinning and retreat for the past two decades. Pine Island Glacier This study shows that Pine Island Glacier also experienced rapid thinning of about a meter per year, which is comparable to modern rates, […]

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Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-03-06 01:37 – (1189 Reads) Mass loss estimated using GRACE data have previously been published for the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. Recently Jacob, Wahr, Pfeffer and Swenson have computed mass balance results from GRACE for every region of […]

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Glacial/interglacial cycles determined by Milankovitch insolation cycles and ice volume Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2013-08-02 12:44 – (1725 Reads) Although astronomical frequencies corresponding to Milankovitch cycles are found in almost all paleoclimatic records, it is clear that the climatic system does not respond linearly to insolation variations. The best well-known disagreement between the […]

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New Evidence about Earth’s carbon cycle and climate change – IPCC 5th ASSESSMENT Report Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2014-09-23 11:31 – (2820 Reads) The Earth’s carbon cycle is represented by reservoirs of carbon in the atmosphere, on land, and in the oceans. These reservoirs exchange carbon with each other. The atmosphere exchanges CO2 […]