rapid climate change

U.S. National Labs Probe Abrupt Climate Change

Article: U.S. National Labs Probe Abrupt Climate Change

BERKELEY, California, September 22, 2008 (ENS) – Abrupt and rapid climate change is a threat that the federal government has just decided to take seriously. Scientists from six national laboratories have been assigned to a new project that will undertake to define possible mechanisms of abrupt climate change well enough to build comprehensive computer models…

Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

Article: Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The overall cost of capping greenhouse gases for the average American family will amount to less than one percent of household budgets over the next two decades, finds a new analysis released Monday by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. The anticipated cost to the U.S. economy of reducing…

Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Blamed on Warming Climate

Article: Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Blamed on Warming Climate

BOULDER, Colorado, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – An Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan that has been in place for several hundred years is collapsing and falling into the sea because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica, scientists say. The Wilkins Ice Shelf is a broad plate of permanent floating…