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Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect the frequency and location of mild-weather days — and it may be soon.
Good news about climate change is rare — but a research team led by geosciences scholar Chui Yim “Maggie” Lau has uncovered some less-bad news about the warming of the Arctic: While rising temperatures will release heat-trapping methane gas, they also will improve the effectiveness of bacteria in the soil that can remove methane from the atmosphere.
Regarding the partial report on climate change due out on Friday, Roger Pielke, an environmental scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Michael Oppenheimer, a Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences, both suggest that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) might better spend its time doing more targeted reports, that take on specific defined issues, and release them more often.