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Claim: Future global warming could be even warmer

From the UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN – NIELS BOHR INSTITUTE and the “worse than we thought” department comes this claim by one researcher looking at the past climate events, specifically the PETM, and using it to predict the future. It is unclear what caused the PETM, scientists can only speculate with ideas like the methane burp hypothesis.…

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Boston City Hall Report: Climate is worse than we thought!

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A report commissioned by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, in preparation for next year’s climate leaders summit, highlights the terrifying risk that Boston might get a decent climate. According to the press release; Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought The consequences of climate change on Boston…

Jet contrails as seen by satellite. Credit NASA Langley Research Center

Another unaccounted for climate variable: Airplanes make existing clouds brighter

From STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY and the department of negative feedbacks comes this surprising finding that says not only do contrails add reflectivity for incoming solar radiation, they also increase reflectivity for other nearby clouds. Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate, depending on their thickness and altitude. Artificially formed clouds called contrails…