Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall

Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall

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:Volcanoes may have cooled the Earth by 0.05°C to 0.12°C since 2000 :Scientists had overlooked the role of aerosols from small eruptions :The aerosols accumulate between the stratosphere and troposphere :This layer of the atmosphere is difficult to study as clouds obscure it :Eruptions through 1990s and 2000s have contributed to warming 'pause' :Global temperatures plateaued since 1998 after rapid warming in 1990s :The findings mean models predicting climate change need to be revised   Small volcanic eruptions over the past 20 years have been protecting the Earth from global warming, according to a new study. Scientists have confirmed that droplets of sulphur-rich aerosols spewed into the upper atmosphere by volcanoes have been reflecting sunlight away from the Earth. Until recently
Amal Clooney’s Facial Expressions at the Golden Globes Represent How We Feel About the Start of Awards Season

Amal Clooney’s Facial Expressions at the Golden Globes Represent How We Feel About the Start of Awards Season

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When the Golden Globes red carpet started, the 2015 awards season officially started. It has begun. That means from now until the end of the Academy Awards, it's going to be a lot of late nights watching very rich and beautiful actors congratulate each other, fawn over each other and generally celebrate their awesome lives. And after about three award shows, we're kind of over it. Unless someone like Benedict Cumberbatch or Jennifer Lawrence spices things up, these things are basically all the same. So the realization that it's all starting this week is a little disheartening.Which is why we're thankful that gorgeous attorney Amal Clooney, who recently married some actor, was at the Golden Globes to represent the people who are already tired of red carpet season. She was clearly bored at...
Witnesses Horrors Of Ebola In Sierra Leone

Witnesses Horrors Of Ebola In Sierra Leone

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Alex Crawford witnesses first-hand the desolation and despair caused by Ebola in the remotest parts of Sierra Leone.         A man is left lying on a hospital floor for five days, unfed and unaided. He went to the district hospital in Kono hoping for help, only to be abandoned in an empty ward by the small number of nursing staff. They feared he had Ebola. When our team arrived the man was dead. No-one had even found out his name. Our journalists were about to discover that his story was not an isolated one in remote parts of the worst-affected country. In Kono, the outbreak raged unchecked for weeks. The hospital has 185 beds. It was clear the sick do not like coming to the hospital. They are terrified of catching the virus.     The cleaner ...