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Predicting the next big flood in Greenland

A new study shows precisely how surface melt on the Greenland ice sheet is transferred into the rivers that drain the vast inland ice. Scientists are ready to implement an early warning flood system.

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade?

Yes, but only in a model. We have essentially emitted too much carbon dioxide already, and the most feasible pathways to stay “well below” two degrees all require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at an unprecedented scale.

No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

Why you should train your sense of smell

Mette Bratt researches the strengthening of the sense of smell. She is now working with test persons who have normal senses of smell. You might consider this ― you might not be capable of judging your own sensitivity to odours.

Fungi found 740 metres deep in Swedish bedrock

Deep continental bedrocks contain no oxygen and few nutrients, but there are still signs of life.

Do animals have personalities?

Donkeys are stubborn, pandas are cute, and dogs are faithful — right? We usually describe people's personalities, but are we right to assign personalities to animals, too?

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.

More extreme warm days in a warmer climate

Global warming means more warm extreme weather conditions, according to an analysis of more than 140 years of air temperature data from Denmark.

What makes the climate change? Part two

Dig deeper into the geological past to learn more about the large swings in climate throughout the Earth’s history.

What makes the climate change? Part one

Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past.

Climate Change theme on ScienceNordic

It’s real, it’s us, it’s serious. So what now?

Are soccer roars self-amplifying?

Does the volume double when two persons yell together? A reader has questions about the hoots and hollers of the crowd at his local football stadium.

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Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.