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Amending the Montreal Protocol

UN Kigali Amendment Boosts Global Environmental, Climate Change Prospects

National representatives to the UN Montreal Protocol took action to phase out production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this past week. In addition to further reducing destruction of atmospheric ozone, the Kigali Agreement is expected to reduce projected mean global temperature rise 0.5 degrees Celsius over the course of the century.

Analogues from Earth’s Past Bode Ill for Coral Reefs, Marine Ecosystems

In a bid to anticipate the effects of a warming world, climate scientists around the world are scouring the geological record for modern-day analogues – periods of Earth history when the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached or exceeded the 400 parts per million (ppm) we find today. Delving into climate, marine biology, ecosystems and the marine…

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20th Century Temperatures Hottest in 20th Century Than in Past 1400 Years

20th Century Temperatures the Hottest in 1400 Years

Global average temperatures were the hottest in 1400 years in the 20th century, more specifically during the period 1971-2000, according to a first-of-its-kind scientific study.

Initial IPCC Predictions on Global Temperature Rise Remarkably Accurate

Researchers investigating the accuracy of UN IPCC scientists’ initial consensus prediction of mean global temperature 1990-2030 found it to be nearly right on the money as of 2010.