Tag Archives: CLIMATE SCIENCE

Pakistan floods: what role did climate change play?

Ben Clarke, University of Oxford; Friederike Otto, Imperial College London, and Luke Harrington, University of Waikato Pakistan is experiencing the most devastating and widespread floods in its history, with the country’s climate minister saying waters have reached across a third of the nation. The growing tally of impacts is dire. More than 1,100 people have been killed, a million homes …

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Video: Slowing deforestation is the key to preventing the next pandemic – but what does that cost?

Reducing deforestation of tropical forests and supporting the communities that live there can reduce the risk of future pandemics. AFP via Getty Images

Reducing deforestation of tropical forests and supporting the communities that live there can reduce the risk of future pandemics. AFP via Getty Images Les Kaufman, Boston University In a recent journal article, a team of biologists, medical scientists, environmental scientists and conservationists proposed a number of measures to reduce the likelihood of future pandemics, many of which originate with wild …

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KAUST Research: Dust keeps the Red Sea cool

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered how dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea. Based on satellite data, scientists have found that the amount of dust over the Red Sea is greater than over the land, with the largest radiative cooling effect of the …

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Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) VIDEO: RESEARCHERS AT THE KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) …

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