Greenhouse Gases

New Research Casts Doubt on Doomsday Water Shortage Predictions

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Lisa Friedman and ClimateWire
MELTDOWN: The melting of mountain glaciers around the world may not contribute a
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From the Andes to the Himalayas, scientists are starting to question exactly how much glaciers contribute to river water used downstream for drinking and irrigation. The answers could turn the conventional wisdom about glacier melt on its head. ... Read more about New Research Casts Doubt on Doomsday Water Shortage Predictions

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Map tracks Antarctica on the move

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Jonathan Amos
Map tracks Antarctica on the move
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Scientists have produced what they say is the first complete map of how the ice moves across Antarctica.

Built from images acquired by radar satellites, the visualisation details all the great glaciers and the smaller ice streams that feed them.

The map has been published online by Science magazine. ... Read more about Map tracks Antarctica on the move

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Report: Shipping emissions to rise in Arctic

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Juliet Eilperin
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Climate change in the Arctic is not likely to spark an immediate boom in oil and gas exploration, according to a new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. But it will increase shipping there, and shipping-related emission of greenhouse gases will intensify in the region.
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Population Growth Demographics Spur Climate Change

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Author: Deborah Zabarenko

The world is probably going to be a more crowded place by 2100 and demographic changes in this growing population -- how many more people there are, how old they are and where they live -- will affect climate-warming emissions, researchers reported on Monday.

Slowing down population growth could have a profound effect on the level of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use, the researchers found, but this alone will not be enough to prevent the most severe impact from climate change. ... Read more about Population Growth Demographics Spur Climate Change

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