CLIMATE

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A kauri tree preserved for 30,000 years has revealed a new explanation for how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades during the last global ice age.

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Individuals can do a number of things to reduce the impact of heat in their homes but it gets more complicated when considering the city as a whole, write Mathew Lipson and Melissa Hart. 

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The State of the Climate in 2015 report, led by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was released yesterday. Unfortunately, it paints a grim picture, write Andrew King and Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

1912 drought

The dominant theme of Australia’s drought history is variability, write Patrick Baker, Chris Turney and Jonathan Palmer.

Andy Baker

New discoveries concerning the connection between surface and cave climate will help improve the accuracy of climate signals contained in cave formations, write Gabriel Rau, Andy Baker, Mark Cuthbert and Martin Sogaard Andersen.

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Stalagmites preserve a history of past climate and UNSW research has shown that there’s a correlation between periods of wet and dry and human migration, write Andy Baker and Bryce Kelly

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Research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.

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Dangerous flooding in a future warmer climate may be greater than forecast because of changes to the distribution of rainfall within storms, writes Ashish Sharma and Conrad Wasko.

Dust Bowl

Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the central United States in 1934 and 1936, knowledge that may help predict future calamities.

The Dust Bowl

Dr Markus Donat explains how warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic and Pacific at the same time led to an extremely dry spring and the hottest summers of 1934 and 1936 during the Dust Bowl in the United States.

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