Tag: global warming

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‘Grey Swan’ Cyclones to Become More Likely, But What Are They?

Watch out for the Grey Swan! You might miss it if you don’t know what you’re looking for, and here’s a hint: it isn’t a bird. In fact, it’s a phenomena known as a tropical cyclone, according to a new study published in Nature, and it’s a particularly high-impact type of weather event. The storm surge from these cyclones can …

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Hold On: China May Not Be Hurting the Environment as Much as We Thought

When you see pictures of devastating smog engulfing a large metropolis, you likely think of the impact that some countries — particularly, China — are having on the environment. However, China’s contribution to carbon emissions may not be as large as once thought. A new study has found that between 2000 and 2013, China created …

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Germaphobes, Take Cover: Spread of Infectious Disease Set to Increase

If you’re looking for a new reason to think twice about the impact of global warming, consider infectious disease. A study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B shows that certain infectious diseases may be the result of climate change. Zoologist Daniel Brooks from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says that climate change is shifting the …

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