A decline in stratospheric water vapor between 2000 and 2009 followed an apparent increase between 1980 and 2000, a team of scientists has found. That finding may have implications for global warming.
At Copenhagen climate change talks, a research group says this decade is likely to prove the hottest on record.
Climategate emails could have huge impact on summit, says Saudi Arabia’s lead climate negotiator. Others say the controversial leaked emails provide an opportunity to educate the public about climate science.
Each molecule remains in the atmosphere for about 100 years, meaning the gas can deplete the ozone layer as much others covered by the 1987 Montreal Protocol.
By tracking specific origins of moisture, scientists can better predict regional rain and snowfall.