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Climate scientists close to forecasting near-term global warming impacts

Climate scientists close to forecasting near-term global warming impacts

Science
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- One of the biggest challenges of modeling climate change is making near-term and localized predictions. But according to a new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists are finally starting to accurately simulate the influence of long-term climate change on short-term seasonal forecasts. "There is a lot of work still to do, but just as weather forecasts became a regular operational activity in the 20th century, we are now approaching a similar point for near term climate predictions and these are now being made at a number of scientific institutes worldwide," Adam Scaife, professor at the University of Exeter and a climate scientist with the Met Office, said in a news release. By building climate models from the ground up, using real-time...
Global warming is cooking sperm and could threaten male fertility

Global warming is cooking sperm and could threaten male fertility

Science
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Heatwaves are frying the sperm inside insects, according to a new study. The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, could help explain why biodiversity continues to decline as the planet warms. "We've shown in this work that sperm function is an especially sensitive trait when the environment heats up, and in a model system representing a huge amount of global biodiversity," Matt Gage, researcher at the University of East Anglia, said in a news release. "Since sperm function is essential for reproduction and population viability, these findings could provide one explanation for why biodiversity is suffering under climate change." Plants and animals can adapt to environmental changes, but studies suggests rapid changes in temperature can trigger ...
Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Technology
The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a company that provides technology to auto dealers. Brian Krzanich resigned from Intel in June after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. He had held the top job at the tech company for just over five years. He joined Intel Corp. in 1982 as an engineer. Companies have become more diligent about enforcing rules governing intercompany relationships in the #MeToo-era. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald at CDK Global, which has annual revenue of about $ 2 billion. Based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, CDK provides technology and marketing services to auto dealers in more than 100 countries. It serves about 30,000 retailers and most automotive manuf...
Dow is set for steep triple-digit losses at the open amid rising global tensions

Dow is set for steep triple-digit losses at the open amid rising global tensions

Finance
U.S. stock futures pointed to a deeply negative open Tuesday morning, with global markets on edge amid geopolitical tensions surrounding Saudi Arabia. Dow futures around 5:30 a.m. ET, indicated a negative open of more than 330 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also fell sharply. Investor focus is largely attuned to developments in Saudi Arabia, after the country confirmed Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and critic of the Saudi regime, was killed in the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. European and Asian shares retreated on Tuesday as sentiment sour...
Global warming boosts century-to-century variability, study finds

Global warming boosts century-to-century variability, study finds

Science
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- As Earth gets hotter, century-to-century climate variability increases, according to a new study. When scientists compared the century-scale climate variability during the last interglacial period, between 130,000 and 115,000 years ago, with variability during the last 11,700 years, they found a significant correlation between warming and variability. During the last interglacial, or Eemian stage, the planet experienced significant Arctic warming. The average global temperature was between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial average. In other words, Earth was about as warm as climate scientists expect the planet to get by the end of the century -- should global warming continue unabated. Earth not only experienced higher temperatures during the last i...