Glacier melting rate helps forecast sea level rise

Predictions of sea level rise could become more accurate, thanks to new insight into how glacier movement is affected by melting ice in summer. Studies of the Greenland ice sheet, including during a record warm summer, are helping scientists better understand how summer conditions affect its flow. This is important for predicting the future contribution made by melting glaciers to sea level rise.

Scientists eye longer-term forecasts of US heat waves

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance.

Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures

Scientists found that in about one-third of global cropland, temperature and soil moisture have strong relationships to the yield of wheat and rice at harvest. For those two key crops, a computer model could predict crop failures three months in advance for about 20 percent of global cropland, according to the study, published July 21 in Nature Climate Change.

Report: New console (Xbox One, PS4) forecasts falling short

New game consoles designed by Sony and Microsoft are slated to ship in selected markets during the 2013 holiday season. As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Xbox One and Sony PS4 appear evenly matched with content remaining as the primary means of differentiation.

Sea level rise much higher than IPCC forecasts

Sea levels are rising much faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) projections predict - 60 percent faster, in fact.