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  • Global warming causing California glacier to grow, scientists say

    07/09/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 4,110+ views
    Global warming causing California glacier to grow, scientists say Last Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | 2:40 PM ET CBC News The glaciers on Mount Shasta in California are growing because of global warming, experts say. "When people look at glaciers around the world, the majority of them are shrinking," said Slawek Tulaczyk, a University of California, Santa Cruz, professor who studied the glaciers. But the seven glaciers on Shasta, part of the Cascade mountains in northern California, "seem to be benefiting from the warming ocean," he said. As the ocean warms, more moisture evaporates. As moisture moves inland, it...
  • Destruction Of Greenhouse Gases Over Tropical Atlantic May Ease Global Warming

    06/26/2008 11:46:02 AM PDT · by saganite · 36 replies · 60+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 26 June 08 | staff
    Large amounts of ozone -- around 50% more than predicted by the world's state-of-the-art climate models -- are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. This startling discovery was made by a team of scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Universities of York and Leeds. It has particular significance because ozone in the lower atmosphere acts as a greenhouse gas and its destruction also leads to the removal of the third most abundant greenhouse gas; methane. The findings come after analysing the first year of measurements from the new Cape Verde Atmospheric...