rapid climate change

U.S. National Labs Probe Abrupt Climate Change

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

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

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…