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Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 06:57:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

It was 5am when I threw my feet over the 11°C heated bed and landed in -3°C mini-stream of water. I fumbled in the dark half-asleep, thinking I'd left the tap open but then tuned back into the thumping sounds of the constant almost 24-hour rains. The unusual occurrence of winter rainstorms had caused the overflow saturating the garden and making its way into the house.

Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:02:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

North Carolina's salt-marsh back-waters have helped scientists to show that the 20th century has seen seas rising by more than 8 inches per century – a rate unparalleled in 2000 years of data. The results, published today by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will help climate scientists better constrain future predictions of the ocean's relentless rise – as global warming progresses.

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:07:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Governments need to act quickly and in concert to direct private enterprise towards the clean technologies needed for a greener future says world wildlife charity. Enabling the Transition - Climate Innovation Systems for a Low Carbon Future, calls for concerted action from governments, working together to back the private sector in developing clean technologies.

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:52:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Sun seems to be about to enter a period of decreased activity say a team of American scientists who have been moved by the fuss their work has caused to deny that they are predicting a global cooling.

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Wheat yield down 15% thanks to abnormally dry spring. The National Farmer's Union says it expects the UK's wheat harvest to drop by at least 15% this year, blaming drought conditions in the early part of 2011.

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:15:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The snow-pack that feed the major rivers of the Western US, and the water supplies of 70 million people, is fast receding. And a paper on today's ScienceExpress online magazine shows that rate of decline has not been seen in 800 years of records. That has worrying implications for water security in the West, as the globe warms up.

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Global warming will start to have an effect within the next two decades say researchers from Stanford University who have used historical climate models to make their predictions. The research is published in the new edition of the journal Climate Change and says warmer summers are on the way unless greenhouse gas concentrations stop increasing.

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:37:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Water on land can only affect rainfall in certain areas says a new study which could help future planning for droughts and floods. Researchers from Columbia Engineering, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Rutgers University have tried to explain the relationship between water on the earth's surface and atmospheric conditions.

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:22:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

An historical period of high CO2 concentration produced the greenhouse gas at only one tenth of current release rates and the speed of change may be too much for environments to adapt to say geologists.

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

One in 12 humans live in megacities and the leaders of more than 70 of the world's largest settlements have met in Sao Paolo to discuss how they can reduce their impact on the climate.

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Biodegradable products may be a double-edged sword environmentally according to new research which shows the speed at which these products decay could be releasing the greenhouse gas methane in to the atmosphere.

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 15:39:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Energy production continues to pump more CO2 into the atmosphere and the targets agreed by world leaders to limit warming to 2 degrees are now seriously threatened warns the International Energy Agency.

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 12:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As temperatures rise forest soils will store less carbon says a new study but, according to Jerry Melillo, trees may see carbon-storing growth spurts too. However, the increased temperature also speeded up the nitrogen cycle, enabling trees to store more carbon, partially offsetting the CO2 released from decaying matter in the soil.

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

South Georgia's unrivaled biodiversity challenged by warming

South Georgia's unrivaled biodiversity challenged by warming

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The chilly south Atlantic islands of South Georgia can boast a higher level of biodiversity than some tropical islands, says a new study from the British Antarctic Survey. Published in this week's PloS ONE. Over 1,500 marine species have been collected near the islands over the lat century, but the fastest sea warming in the Southern hemisphere may threaten this biodiversity hot-spot.

South Georgia's unrivaled biodiversity challenged by warming

Looking to Amazon natives for a sustainable future

Looking to Amazon natives for a sustainable future

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 13:41:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new deal aims to involve the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in efforts to protect this vital environment which is one of the front lines in the battle against climate change. The partnership between the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), aims to put the people who actually live in this priceless environment at the heart of protecting it.

Looking to Amazon natives for a sustainable future

Natural disasters linked to climate change, says UN climate chief

Natural disasters linked to climate change, says UN climate chief

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 21:28:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

A special report assesses the threats of natural disasters and aims at developing strategies for the management of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, floods and droughts. Speaking from Queenland's Gold Coast, the head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, explained that there is increasing scientific evidence linking current climate change to extreme weather events.

Natural disasters linked to climate change, says UN climate chief

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Mama Mia Mantis

Posted Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Use biodiversity to combat climate change!

Posted Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:10:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Our climate change is related to deep ocean currents and glaciations

Posted Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

If you can't stand the heat..

Posted Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Flood the Pacific islands or don't sell your coal!

Posted Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sea ice helps carbon absorption

Posted Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change affects islands, but one snail hangs on.

Posted Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Soil carbon is lost with global warming

Posted Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:52:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

WMO and others at Montreal climate change conference

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Trees lose out to climate change

Posted Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sea cow teeth point to a wetter Eocene and a 'greenhouse earth'

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:02:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

South Georgia's unrivaled biodiversity challenged by warming

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 21:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Huge Antarctic rift provides clues on ice loss

Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:46:58 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Coral's 2°C limit is wrong!

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:48:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:36:10 GMT by Michelle Simon

Arctic ice nears record lows

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Warming to it (globally)

Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Next ice age delayed by carbon dioxide

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:17:00 GMT by James Mathews

Climate change spells food disaster unless we act now argue top scientists

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Martin Leggett