Although lakes cover a small fraction of Earth’s continental land surface, organic carbon burial in their sediments is “considerably higher than in ocean sediments.” The burial of carbon in China’s Lake Qinghai is no exception, and illustrates another negative feedback by which Earth’s biosphere and hydrosphere can retard the rate-of-rise of CO2-induced global warming... Read More
Roman and Medieval Warmth in the Arctic Atlantic Region (4 Mar 2014)
Once again, another study of real-world data...
As more CO2 goes into the atmosphere, Japanese cedar plantations keep removing some of it, even as they exceed their initially allotted life span... Read More
Risk of Warming via Methane Release by Permafrost Degradation (25 Feb 2014)
Several researchers have speculated that high-latitude methane emissions, which could potentially represent a strong feedback to the climate system, might increase as climate change warms and melts permafrost. This new study suggests otherwise... Read More
As the air’s CO2 content rises, the abundance of health-promoting adenosine derived from the roots of the Chinese Woad plant should grow right along with it, to the benefit of many people with a number of different health problems... Read More
A Climate Model that Apparently Produces No Realistic Predictions (18 Feb 2014)
So say the authors of a study examining the influence of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation variability on atmospheric circulation... Read More
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