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Melting Antarctic ice could slow global temperature rise, study says

Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests — The research, published in Nature, finds that the rate of ice-sheet melt in a high-emissions scenario could see the oceans cooled by the influx of frigid water. This could knock as …

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Q&A: How ‘integrated assessment models’ are used to study climate change

Working out the best ways to tackle climate change is one of the key challenges facing policymakers both today and in the decades ahead — To inform these decisions, scientists and economists have developed a suite of tools known as “integrated assessment models” (IAMs). These models are used to answer central questions about climate change, …

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New Version of Popular Climate Model Released

After spending months addressing a big glitch, researchers released the second version of the Community Earth System Model — One year ago this month, climate researchers met at a workshop in Boulder, Colo., to fix a big glitch in the second version of the Community Earth System Model (CESM), a computer program that scientists around …

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