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Climate Science for Everyone: heavy snows are expected in a warming world

April 1, 2012

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Water vapor increases as temperature does, even when the temperature is below freezing. This simple fact is why heavier snowfalls are expected in a warming world.

Climate Science for Everyone: Carbon dioxide increases in the air are mostly from burning coal, oil, and natural gas

March 6, 2012

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Carbon dioxide has been increasing in the atmosphere for a long time now. Scientists have thoroughly examined all the possible sources - the ocean, land plants, and fossil fuels - and concluded that the increase is the result of burning coal, oil, and natural gas.

Climate Science for Everyone: How scientists measure the carbon dioxide in 800,000 year old air

January 28, 2012

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Scientists can directly measure air that has been sealed in an icy time capsule for 800,000 years. Climate Science for Everyone describes how this works.

Climate Science for Everyone: Why 3% annually is actually a lot of carbon dioxide

December 29, 2011

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In this installment of Climate Science for Everyone - people are adding a lot of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year. But how much is "a lot," really?