How a changing Climate can enhance Rainstorms, according to a 190-year-old Equation

David Adam published in March 2023 an article in PNAS, where he takes a closer look at the clausius-clapeyron equation.  PNAS: In March 1835, a young Charles Darwin was high up in the Andes and struggling to cook supper. “Our potatoes after remaining for some considerable time in the boiling water were nearly as hard as ever,” he wrote in Voyage of the Beagle (1). Darwin’s…

Global Warming: An Inconvenient History

This is the story of how we discovered the planet was warming, and why. The climate crisis is caused by a build up of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, which traps energy and raises the planet’s average temperature. This was discovered over the course of 200 years by a large cast of chemists, physicists, geologists, and other scientists. Some of them you may know,…


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When the Ice is Gone

The following map shows Earth with 60 meters of sea level rise, when all of the Antarctic ice melts. The map only offers flood estimations – it does not present the actual result and timescales which depend on global emission scenarios, climate feedbacks, subsidence, and how the water will actually shape the new coastlines. Based on our best estimates we’ve already committed the planet to 1 – 2 meters of sea level rise (2015). Eventually, sea-level rise of up to 10 m or more is likely unless CO2 emissions are rapidly reduced (2018). Another study concluded that the carbon dioxide content in our atmosphere is enough to raise the sea level by 20 meters (2021).