Scientists’ Warning Foundation is on a mission to protect life and ecosystems on Earth by educating and advocating about climate science. In this section you will find discussions on the trending topics in climate science and more. Yale Climate Sciences as well as Oregon State University’s Alliance of World Scientists guides the subject matter followed at Scientists’ Warning.
Climate science investigates the structure and dynamics of earth’s climate system. It seeks to understand how global, regional and local climates are maintained as well as the processes by which they change over time. When scientists and citizen scientists are educated about how these systems work, they can work better with them.
Methane (CH4) is one of the most powerful, abundant and surprising greenhouse gases. It is defined in chemistry as a colorless, odorless flammable gas which is the main constituent of natural gas. It is the simplest member of the alkane series of hydrocarbons and is the most commonly found gas. It is a chemical compound that shows up nearly everywhere on the planet. Why and where it shows up is often a mystery. In many ways it is an unknown. The story of methane is a complex and fascinating tale with many current controversies.
We should be interested in Paleoclimatology because it is important for past, contemporary, and future issues. Understanding past climate helps us to explain how current ecosystems came to be. For example, climate typically controls what types of vegetation grow in a particular area.
What is Earth System Science?
Earth System Science (ESS) is the application of systems science to the Earth sciences. It attempts to study the whole Earth as a system of many interacting parts and focus on the changes within and between systems.