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Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time
that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the
average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events
around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather
events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.
In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate. It may be qualified as anthropogenic climate change, more generally known as global warming.
Wikipedia - Climate Change entry
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- NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon’s Deep Secrets
Recently, a pair of NASA studies identified the most likely locations to find pieces of mantle on the surface, providing a map for future lunar sample return missions such as those under NASA’s Artemis program...
- After three months, Kilauea eruptions might be over
After more than three months of continuous eruption, Mount Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island has finally stopped emitting lava. At the base of Kilauea, fissure 8 has been the longest lasting and most destructive of the two dozen fissures that formed throughout...
- NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth
A new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on Earth may be more pressing than any interstellar collisions...
- Crazy Iceland Scientists Drill Into Magma, Could Lead To Clean Energy Source
Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano in Iceland met with a big surprise: underground lava, also called magma, flowed into the well at 2.1 kilometers (6,900 feet) depth.
It forced the scientists to stop drilling.
- Iceland May Tap Liquid Magma as New Geothermal Energy Source
Scientists in Iceland have been studying and utilizing the power of geothermal wells for years. In 2009 one such study hit a standstill when a group ran into magma halfway into their dig. The roadblock has become a blessing in disguise, and research has...
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