Oceanic climate

How do volcanoes contribute to climate change?

Volcanoes change the Earth’s climate by warming and cooling it. Their net effect on the climate is now small compared to that of pollutants of human origin. Nonetheless, the climate change caused in prehistoric times by almost constant eruptions and, in recent centuries, by a handful of epic eruptions, gives …

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Prioritize reforestation according to local biogeochemical and biogeophysical impacts

1. IPCC Special report on global warming of 1.5 ° C (eds Masson-Delmotte, V. et al.) (OMM, 2018). 2. IPCC Special report on Climate change and land (IPCC, 2019). 3. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx (UNFCCC, 2015); https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/nationally-determined-contributions-ndcs/indcs 4. Erb, K.-H. et al. Surprisingly large impact of forest management …

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New AI could reveal tipping points of climate change

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing new artificial intelligence (AI) that could serve as an early warning system against climate change tipping points. New research focuses on the thresholds beyond which rapid or irreversible change occurs in a system. Chris Bauch is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the …

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