Climate change will magnify weather ‘blocking events’

Stalled weather patterns, or "blocking events," have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves.

Jade Boyd-Rice | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature weather

Loss of tropical forests will have ‘terrifying’ climate impact

"Losing Earth's remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626% greater than expected is terrifying."

Dominic Jarvis-Queensland | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured carbon-emissions climate-change forests

Extremely hot weather can hurt a company’s market value

Hot weather can ding a company's market value, which researchers say is evidence that the market recognizes climate risks, but undervalues them.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture business climate-change money stock-market temperature

Carbon capture might not be such a great idea

Carbon capture technologies could actually produce more carbon dioxide than they suck up. Focusing on renewables is a better solution, researchers say.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change coal electricity renewable-energy sustainability

Plants will make future river flooding way worse

The next time a river overflows its banks, don't just blame the rain. New research identifies another culprit: Leafy plants.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change floods plants rain water

Rising temps could really mess with earthworms

Earthworms like to hang out where the weather is mild. Rising temperatures could shift where they live and threaten the many functions they provide.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change maps planarian-worms temperature

‘Waves’ from the tropics slowed Arctic sea ice melt

"...in the near future, we should keep an eye on the tropics if we want to better predict conditions in the Arctic."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology arctic climate-change oceans sea-ice weather

Uncertainty can actually boost trust in climate science

Ranges and best- and worse-case scenarios are more effective ways to communicate uncertainty in climate science, research finds.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture beliefs climate-change rhetoric science trust

Ocean info fills gaps in Earth’s ‘methane budget’

"The methane budget helps us place human methane emissions in context and provides a baseline against which to assess future changes."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change data-science greenhouse-gas machine-learning methane oceans

Get less stuff: ‘Green buying’ is still materialism

If you want to help fight climate change, "green buying" isn't the answer, say researchers. Instead, simply buy less.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change consumers money sustainability

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