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Climate Change, El Niño Prolong Coral Die-off

The news earlier this month of a record low Arctic sea ice in January, combined with the hottest January on record and four separate studies corroborating accelerating sea level rise is only some of the recent news pointing to a rapidly changing global climate. In a press statement released today by the American Geophysical Union, scientists from the National […]Read More

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June 2015 Hottest on Record: Super El Niño, Heatwaves, Record

According to data released this week by the Japan Meteorological Agency,  June 2015 was the hottest June in the global record. On Wednesday NASA reported similar findings, with 2015 tied with 1998 as the warmest on record. What is considered one of the strongest El Niños in 50 years underpins the ongoing global warming trend, making expectations for 2015 […]Read More

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50 Million Year Old Fossil Clams Shed Light on El

One current climate theory suggests that global warming could result in El Nino conditions becoming permanent as opposed to occurring in prevailing two- to seven-year cycles. New research based on a study of a long-lived species of fossilized clam that lived of the coast of Antarctica indicates that was not the case during the early Eocene, when the Earth was as warm as it's been in the last 65 million years.Read More

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El Niño More Intense Over Past Thirty Years, Causes and

Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have published a study (pdf) in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, showing how the El Niño weather phenomenon has doubled in intensity over the past 30 years while drifting westward. What the cause of these changes to are is uncertain, […]Read More