Study shows major changes in ice and temperatures could cause abrupt effects farther away About 14,000 years ago, the southwest United States was lush and green, home to saber-toothed cats and mammoths. Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest was mostly grassland.
Analysis of the Last Glacial Maximum sheds light on climate models’ ability to simulate tropical climate change How will rainfall patterns across the tropical Indian and Pacific regions change in a future warming world? Climate models generally suggest that the … Continue reading →
It seems counterintuitive that clouds over the Southern Ocean, which circles Antarctica, would cause rain in Zambia or the tropical island of Java. But new research finds that one of the most persistent biases in global climate models – a … Continue reading →
*Water significant limiting factor in growing crops like switchgrass* Energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than corn. They have investigated … Continue reading →