Broken sea ice at sunset. Credit Rob Johnson via Climate Central
Big Waves Bust Up Sea Ice, Help Melt It a new study indicates, reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central. Under global warming, more powerful storms occur more frequently, and this can whip up strong waves, which can ripple to the poles. There, the waves can break up polar ice, which then further speeds its melt.
Light colored dragonflies are doing better under global warming than their darker cousins. Credit Buiten-Beeld/Alamy
Global Warming Favors Paler Insects because lighter color reflects away more light and its heat, especially important for small-bodied organisms, a new study indicates, reports Paul Brown at the UK Guardian. Paler species of insects are doing better under global warming and increasing their range, on average.
OO UK Summer Flash Floods To Become More Frequent study shows
Aerial view of giant Congo bog. Via World News.
Giant Carbon-Storing Peat Bog Found in Congo is the size of England, reportsDavid Smith at the UK Guardian, and up to 23 feet thick. As long as the area remains undeveloped, this vast amount of carbon will not escape as a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, where it could cause far more global warming than exists now.
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