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What can land-free Earth teach us about climate evolution?

Predicting how the climate on our planet is evolving is crucial, especially under the ongoing climate change. But it is a challenging task, because the Earth climate is a complex, ever-changing system, involving many different factors influencing each other: sunlight, atmospheric carbon dioxide, polar ice... click to read more

  • Ariadna Fossas Tenas | PhD Student at Environmental Sciences Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 750
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 28, 2021
Responding to sea-level rise: the importance of culture

In the 21st Century, sea-level rise is one of the most pressing concerns for coastal communities worldwide. However, this is not the first time that humans have been forced to respond to rising sea levels. Sea‑level rise shapes coastlines, causes more frequent flooding events and... click to read more

  • Robert L. Barnett | Lecturer at University of Exeter, Devon, South West England, UK
  • Sophie L. Ward | Research Fellow at Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK
Views 898
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 10, 2021
How rain sculpts mountains

The shape of Earth's surface can tell us a lot about what kinds of natural events have happened in a region and when. Heavy rainfall, for instance, causes rivers to swell, which can force a river to erode faster into its bed. This connection between... click to read more

  • Byron A. Adams | Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at School of Earth Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Views 545
Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 27, 2021
What space dust could tell us about Earth’s past

Determining the composition of Earth's current atmosphere is relatively straightforward, using direct measurements, remote sensing via satellites, and sampling by aircraft. It is far more complicated to determine the composition of Earth's past atmosphere, going as far back as 4.6 billion years ago. Bubbles in... click to read more

Views 858
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 5, 2021
Climatic Changes for Earths in Sun-like Stellar Binaries

The mild oscillation of Earth's axial tilt, or obliquity, over time is less than a few degrees and is one of the reasons that complex lifeforms prospered on our planet. Will this be true if the giant planets are replaced by a Sun-like star? Alpha... click to read more

  • Billy Quarles | Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Views 2499
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 29, 2020