Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible - Scientists

Increased CO2 in the atmosphere has also turned oceans more acidic as they absorb it. In the past 200 years, ocean acidification has happened at a speed not seen for around 60 million years, said Carol Turley at Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

This threatens coral reef development and could lead to the extinction of some species within decades, as well as to an increase in the number of predators. Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Mar. 30, 2012

It's a conference report filed by Nina Chestney of Reuters held on climate change titled "Planet Under Pressure" conference in London, and mostly scientists' observations were recorded. I find this report important and informative. However, as usual, opinions differed on what action to take as London School of Economics professor Anthony Giddens favours focusing on the fossil fuel industry and Jeremy Bentham, VP of Royal Dutch Shell favours working on technologies leading to negative emissions like carbon capture on biomass.

“We are on the cusp of some big changes. We can … cap temperature rise at two degrees, or cross the threshold beyond which the system shifts to a much hotter ... More »

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Caroline Silver
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by Caroline Silver - Apr. 4, 2012

This story is good science news because even though its filled with estimates, there were some numbers that truly got its point across, but also were true scientific measurments. The second sentence about the 6 degrees Celsisus increase was the most scientific and overall its message was on a scientific subject, global warming. It had prominence and surprising figures and discussed a debated subject, thus is qualifies as newsworthy as well.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 28, 2012
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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Apr. 4, 2012

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Lauren Matheson
by Lauren Matheson - Apr. 4, 2012

I like this article because it tells us what is happening NOW and in our oun backyard. This situation we have put ourselves in is impacting our own lives and the lives of everyone around us. This comes as no suprise because we have been warned time after time what the effects may be. This is a call to action that we all need to do our part in order to save our environment.

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Matthew Copley
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by Matthew Copley - Apr. 11, 2012

We have to take action against global warming before it's too late! As the article states, right now is the time that counts, and we have to limit all the warming that we can. A 6 degree Celsius increase worldwide will prove disastrous!

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