Climate change news for Tuesday 29th of May 2018
"The warmer the ocean surface gets, the more surfactants we can expect, and an even greater reduction in [CO2] exchange. What we discovered... is that biological surfactants suppress the rate of gas exchange caused by the wind."
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Photo credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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"Money being spent on cutting... emissions by planting trees and restoring habitat... will have effectively been wiped out by little more than two years of forest-clearing elsewhere in the country, official government data suggests."
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"Wildlife ecologist Eveline Larrucea: "We’re seeing this giant conversion of sagebrush ecosystem into cheatgrass at the lower elevation sites. And warmer winters result in less snowpack, which pygmy rabbits tunnel through to hide from predators""
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"Today, only the eldest inhabitants of the Danube Delta recall that the river froze nearly every winter; since the second half of the 20th century, Europe's second-largest river has only rarely frozen over"
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