In the New York Times online article, “Study Indicates Greater Threat of Extreme Weather” by Justin Gillis that was published on April 26, 2012 referred to the research paper of Paul J. Durack. Durack is a researcher at Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory in California. Durack’s article, “Ocean Salinities Reveal Strong Global Water Cycle Intensification During 1950 to 2000” explains the projection of global warming extents in the future. The link to Durack’s article was within the article in the periodical providing convenient access to the article in another online journal, Science.
Gillis’ article on global warming stood out from the list of articles within the New York Times online journal because it bore contemporary issues that have a wide number of resources to obtain information from in various avenues. Of the many sources that were incorporated into Gillis’ article, Durack’s formed the core of the whole article, and Gillis’ article was close to a review of the work that Durack had done on the intensifying of the water cycle within the past half century. The information on the article was within the abstract of the Durack’s article in the online Science Journal and the full text that was offered at the bottom of the abstract. The search evolved from getting an explanation of the article’s content from Gillis’ article explaining the increasing salinity and freshness in water bodies around the world due to global warming. Consequently, a viewing of the html version of Durack’s article led to the understanding of the information within it comprehensively.
This article can offer my research project key resources in the knowledge of the rates of change of global warming and climate. The various controversial prediction means used in other research cannot match the scientific design of the report of Durack’s studies on global warming rates. It provides a reliable scholarly source to site in my research project.
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