Global warming … it’s real: Read the science

The Earth, from a NASA satellite. All the scientific evidence points to global warming caused by human-produced, heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Report: Global warming may hit mountain areas harder

Posted on April 25, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit

Mountain tops and ridges in Summit County, Colorado may feel amplified global warming effects.

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March 2010 the warmest on record
Posted on April 21, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
UK researchers tie solar cycles to snowy European winters; Arctic, Antarctic sea ice remained well below average By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Global temperature data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that March 2010 ended up as the warmest March on record. The combined global land and ocean average [...]
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‘Missing’ heat shows gaps in climate research
Posted on April 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Boulder-based scientists say existing data can’t account for all the incoming solar energy By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Scientists with the Boulder-based National Center for Atmospheric Research say about half the heat that’s built up on Earth in recent years can’t be traced by existing satellites, ocean sensors and other existing instruments. The “missing” [...]
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Global warming driving ocean salinity changes
Posted on April 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
New European satellite to study Earth’s ice, researchers trace early Native American carbon footprint Compiled by Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Australian researchers have linked warmer global temperatures with changes in deep-ocean salinity patterns, as the water is becoming less salty in areas dominated by rainfall, and the salinity is increasing where evaporation dominates. The [...]
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Cave formations suggest sudden climate shift in Southwest
Posted on April 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
In Summit County, Colorado, Summit Voice reports on new climate change research linking shifts in North Atlantic currents with drought in the Southwest, while another study suggests the Earth’s climate is influenced by shifts in the planet’s orbit.
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Weatherblog: Back to winter?
Posted on April 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
In Summit County Colorado, the Summit Voice daily weatherblog for April 5, with a winter storm warning for Western Colorado.
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Weekly Headlines: From nanotech to El Niño
Posted on March 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
This past week in Summit Voice we wrote about a local entrepreneur who may open a nanotech manufacturing facility in Summit County, a Forest Service study showing prescribed fires may help manage carbon dioxide emissions and new research showing that the rate of ice melt in Greenland is speeding up alarmingly. We also posted our [...]
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Environment: Greenland ice loss speeds up
Posted on March 26, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
New studies suggest global warming is having very real impacts on ice in the Earth’s cold regions By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Scientists from Denmark and the University of Colorado say the rate of ice-loss in Greenland is accelerating and moving up the northwest coast of the North Atlantic island. The researchers made their [...]
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Global warming: ‘The alarm bells should be going off’
Posted on March 19, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Former  bush pilot cycling from Alaska to Washington, D.C. stops in Dillon to describe his observations on climate change By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Stopping briefly in Dillon on his bicycle trek from Alaska to Washington, D.C., Don Ross said Colorado is not the only place hit hard by the spread of tree-killing insects. [...]
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Ocean ‘dead zones’ contribute to global warming
Posted on March 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
As oxygen-deprived waters increase, they emit more greenhouse gasses into atmosphere By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Growing marine dead zones along the world’s coasts are intensifying global warming effects by releasing nitrous oxide into the atmosphere, University of Maryland researchers concluded in a study published in the March 12 edition of the journal Science. [...]
Summit Voice: Environmental headlines March 1-5
Posted on March 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
A roundup of environmental news published in Summit Voice in early March, where we report from beautiful Frisco, in Summit County, Colorado.
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Environment: Alaskan glaciers not melting as fast as thought
Posted on March 4, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Summit Voice is reporting from Summit County, Colorado that new research shows Alaskan glacier aren’t melting as fast as thought, but the rate of melting has nonetheless doubled in the past 20 years.
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Environment: Shifting polar ice could impact global climate
Posted on February 26, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Summit Voice reports from Summit County, Colorado, that changes in Arctic and Antarctic ice could affect global ocean currents.
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Global warming: The simple things may help
Posted on February 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Boulder researchers say painting city roofs white could lower urban temperatures significantly to partly offset global warming impacts By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — People who spend time outdoors in warm climates have long known that white clothes reflect sunlight and help keep their bodies cooler. Now, scientists with the Boulder-based National Center for Atmospheric [...]
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New climate-change research, same conclusions: Not good
Posted on February 12, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Global climate tipping points could come without warning; ocean acidification and impacts to marine life clearly tied to human carbon footprint Compiled from press releases from the University of Alabama and UC Davis SUMMIT COUNTY — A recent study by scientists at the University of California, Davis, suggests that some large-scale climate change impacts won’t [...]
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Feds: No endangered listing for American Pika
Posted on February 8, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Listing would have been first based solely on global warming impacts By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Federal biologists last week said the American pika is not immediately threatened by climate change as they ruled against putting the small Alpine mammal on the endangered species list. Read the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press release [...]
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Commentary: New report says more fire needed in West
Posted on February 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
California forest researcher tackles wildfire from an ecological perspective and tries to debunk some common fire myths By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — More — not less — fire is needed in western forests to restore ecological balance and provide diverse habitat for wildlife, according to a recent report from the John Muir Project. The [...]
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Feb. 4 weather: Snowpack tracking below 2002 drought
Posted on February 4, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Weather records at Dillon station go back to the stagecoach days and show a gradual warming trend By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few inches of new snow to report around the county, with 2 at A-Basin and Copper, although showers could continue today across west-facing slopes in the northern mountains before dying [...]
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Summit Voice headlines: Jan. 23 – Jan. 30
Posted on January 31, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
This past week in Summit Voice we reported numerous local stories, including EPA grant funding for three Snake River cleanup projects to try and reduce toxic heavy metal loading in the stream, and early discussions by the Summit Housing Authority to loosen income and residency requirements for affordable housing. Nationally, we looked at new guidance [...]
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Travel: The Drake Passage and Antarctic convergence
Posted on January 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
This is the second part of a series on a voyage from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula. Click here for part one: Beagle beer and friendly huskies in Ushuaia. By Bob Berwyn Our first day at sea is mellow. We make good speed, heading almost due south and averaging 12 knots, with huge albatrosses and [...]
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Global warming panel admits mistake in 2007 climate report
Posted on January 23, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
A claim that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035 was not vetted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, some scientists calling for reform Compiled by Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — The admission by a top group of international climate researchers that they erred in estimating how fast major glaciers in the Himalaya could melt [...]
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Beetles infested another half-million acres in 2009
Posted on January 22, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Forest experts concerned about Front Range impacts after seeing an explosion of new beetle activity in Larimer County in 2009 By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Although the pace of pine beetle attacks in Summit County may have slowed slightly last year, the overall spread of the insect infestation shows no signs of slowing in [...]
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Experts to discuss West Slope global warming impacts
Posted on January 19, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
When:  Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs, Colorado SUMMIT COUNTY — What happens to Colorado’s recreation economy if the rivers and streams dry up, the forests die and wildlife is extirpated? Under some of the worst-case climate change scenarios, impacts to the state’s natural resources [...]
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Environment: Penguins in peril
Posted on January 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Huge changes in Antarctic ecosystems becoming evident By Bob Berwyn The simple and prolific food chain in the Antarctic region is under the global warming gun. In the last half century, winter temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula — the skinny spit of land sticking up toward South America — have climbed five times faster than [...]
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Poll shows growing skepticism on global warming
Posted on January 10, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Recent weather, the economy and media reporting all contribute to changes in public perception By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Even though there’s mounting scientific evidence that global warming is the result greenhouse gases from cars, factories and power plants, a new Stanford University-Roper national poll shows that only 30 percent of Americans believe human [...]
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Temps in Arctic soar above historic averages
Posted on January 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Are Arctic temperature shifts tied to global warming? By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Colder-than-average temperatures may be prevailing across the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia so far this winter, but the Arctic region has been much warmer than average, according to the latest bulletin from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In [...]
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Monday mountain news roundup
Posted on December 21, 2009 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
This week in the roundup we cover free rock-n-roll in Steamboat, the Copenhagen summit and nonprofit citizen journalism in Colorado Copenhagen summit One of the big stories last week was the climate conference in Copenhagen, where world leaders produced their share of hot air before announcing an “accord” that at least recognizes the global nature [...]
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The week’s headlines in the Summit County Voice
Posted on December 19, 2009 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
Summit wildfire project stymied by roadless wrangling Small projects aimed at reducing fire risk are on hold pending review by top Forest Service brass in Washington, D.C. Part of the hold-up is legal and regulatory confusion over roadless rules. Local rangers have pursued the North Summit project diligently, but red tape at the national level has [...]
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Feds move to protect critical habitat for polar bears
Posted on December 12, 2009 by Bob Berwyn | Edit
By Bob Berwyn The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken a first step to protect polar bears by proposing a critical habitat designation for 200,000 square miles of coastal lands and waters in northern Alaska. The designation alone won’t save polar bears from the threat of a rapidly melting polar ice cap. The key [...]
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