LONDON – Just as rich nations have passed the responsibility for carbon dioxide emissions to the developing nations, so the rich provinces of China have exported the problem to the poorest regions, according to new research.
Findings are a game changer for future forecasts about thawing continent
Irvine, Calif. – Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves, not icebergs calving into the sea, are responsible for most of the continent’s ice loss, a study by UC Irvine and others has found.
Interior produces 80 percent of CO2 related to goods used in richer coastal areas
Irvine, Calif., June 10, 2013 - Just as wealthy nations like the United States are outsourcing their dangerous carbon dioxide emissions to China, rich coastal provinces in that country are outsourcing emissions to poorer provinces in the interior, according to UC Irvine climate change researcher Steve Davis and colleagues.
Even as a changing climate appears to be carving away California’s vital mountain snowpack, scientists have begun to take its measurements with unheard-of precision – using aircraft-mounted lasers to gauge snow depth within a few inches, and timing out the melt by the snow’s reflected light.
While the technology isn’t new, NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory is applying it on a scale of stunning breadth.
ESS hydrology students Aimee Gibbons and Jamiat Nanteza along with Engineering student Scott Sellars, received prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships for their research projects involving water and climate. "NASA ESS Fellowships are a great honor for our students, and one that gets them working very closely with NASA satellite data in their dissertations. The experience that they receive is invaluable," says Jay Famiglietti, ESS Professor and Director of the Center for Hydrologic Modeling.
The world’s earliest documented water war happened 4,500 years ago, when the armies of Lagash and Umma, city-states near the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, battled with spears and chariots after Umma’s king drained an irrigation canal leading from the Tigris. “Enannatum, ruler of Lagash, went into battle,” reads an account carved into an ancient stone cylinder, and “left behind 60 soldiers [dead] on the bank of the canal.”
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