Déjà vu, warming again! Lessons from the Cretaceous

Ritwika Sengupta It is now widely established scientific fact that our planet is currently warming due to anthropogenic influences on our atmosphere, mainly from burning of fossil fuels in the last few hundreds of years. Studying natural warming events from our planet’s past gives us a way of trying to understand how earth systems react... Continue Reading →

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Why, exactly, is carbon dioxide such a big deal?

Matt Brown We’re all taught that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and therefore the cause of our climate change woes, but the physics behind this rarely gets mentioned, which is a shame considering its remarkable simplicity. Simple enough, even, to explain in 500 words*… First, we need to introduce dipolar molecules. Molecules are atoms... Continue Reading →

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