December 2001 Sudden
A report from the US National Research Council predicts increasingly
sudden changes in the global climate. The report calls for more
research into rapid climate change and the development of social
policy to help society cope with these sudden changes.
November 2001 Greener
More evidence has indicated the Greenland ice pack to be in retreat.
The ice sheet has apparently thinned by around 15cm in the last
40 years and the Canadian based researchers have implicated global
warming in its melt down.
October 2001 Global
warming a safe bet
A scientist from Stanford University, CA, has found a novel climate
change record spanning over 80 years. The record comes from measurements
of ice melt in the Tenana river, Alaska, made annually as part of
the 'Nenana Ice Classic' sweepstake.
October 2001 Vanishing
Deforestation in lowland Costa Rica is drying out the cloud forests
on the mountains above, so threatening many unique animal and plant
species according to Robert Lawton of the University of Alabama
in Huntsville, USA.
October 2001 Adaptable
A group of US scientists has claimed that the bacteria in prairie
soil can limit their greenhouse gas emissions in response to environmental
warming by acclimation, so throwing doubt on current climate change