Figure 1. Researchers have found that higher global temperatures directly contributed to the increase in methane, setting in place a vicious positive feedback cycle.

Positive Feedback Loop Implicated in Methane Emissions from Aquatic Environments

By Meenu Johnkutty ‘21 Scientists have long forewarned of the detrimental effects of climate change on the planet. Rising global temperatures coupled with the lack of due diligence in handling the environmental crisis have scores of ecologists worried about the many fragile ecosystems on the brink of a biodiversity crisis. A recent study conducted by researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands provides new … Continue reading Positive Feedback Loop Implicated in Methane Emissions from Aquatic Environments

Figure 1. Increased freshwater runoff, accumulation of the sediment flux, and prolonged open-water periods correlate with increasing delta sizes and show the effects of climate change.

The Effects of Climate Change on Greenland’s Coastal Zone

By Maryna Mullerman ’20 Climate change is leaving observable effects on our planet. Mette Bendixen, along with other researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, explored the impact of climate change on the Arctic coastal zone in Greenland. The researcher hypothesized that the evolution of deltas is driven by both terrestrial and marine factors. They assessed the progradation – increase in sizes – of … Continue reading The Effects of Climate Change on Greenland’s Coastal Zone