Carbon dioxide feeds plants, but are earth’s plants getting full?

If a major new study is right, then even our most cautious climate projections have likely been optimistic.

Caitlin Moore, Research Fellow, University of Western Australia • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Svalbard glaciers lost their protective buffer in the mid-1980s and have been melting ever since

Our research found these remote Arctic islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change.

Michiel van den Broeke, Professor of Polar Meteorology and Scientific Director, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water

Scientists find oceanic heat has overtaken atmospheric heat as the main cause of melting.

Tom Rippeth, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Why clouds are the missing piece in the climate change puzzle

Clouds can act as both blanket and parasol – warming our atmosphere at the same time as cooling it. But which effect will dominate?

Ric Williams, Professor of Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on the climate – new study

My research shows we'll need transformative change not just temporary lockdowns for COVID-19 to make much difference to the climate.

Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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John Tyndall: the forgotten co-founder of climate science

The man who explained the greenhouse effect was accidentally killed by his wife.

Roland Jackson, Research Associate in the History of Science and Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institution, UCL • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

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Just how sensitive is the climate to increased carbon dioxide? Scientists are narrowing in on the answer

New study shows low levels of future global warming are far less likely than previously thought. Very high warming is also slightly less likely.

Timothy Andrews, Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics, Met Office Hadley Centre • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Yes, climate change can affect extreme weather – but there is still a lot to learn

It is not the case that all extreme weather events are being made stronger or more frequent.

Friederike Otto, Acting Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

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