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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

Climate change awareness down in Europe

Climate change awareness down in Europe

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 09:43:00 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Carbon dioxide may be harmful to the environment, but it seems Europeans also believe it to be harmful to their health! Three quarters of those surveyed even considered CO2 to be ''unhealthy'', while 9% said they thought it was flammable and 18% believed it be a water pollutant, none of which is accurate.

Climate change awareness down in Europe

Bringing soot and methane on board, post-Kyoto

Bringing soot and methane on board, post-Kyoto

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 18:30:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Soot and methane are climate-change causing pollutants that need bringing into any new international agreement on slowing global warming. So says a Policy Forum article in today's Science. With Kyoto due to expire in 2012, a replacement mechanism for regulating greenhouse gases is needed fast - and tackling soot and methane could speed up the payback of such an agreement.

Bringing soot and methane on board, post-Kyoto

Food harvests dragged lower by global warming

Food harvests dragged lower by global warming

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 18:11:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Harvests of corn and wheat are already wilting under the rising temperatures seen since 1980, says a team from Stanford University. They publish their study results - which looks at what crop yields would have have been without climate change - today in Science Express. In contrast, rice and soya crops, and US farmers in general, are so far weathering the global warming storm - but that may be about to change.

Food harvests dragged lower by global warming

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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

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Posted Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

Posted Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Berkeley Warm-Up

Posted Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ozone hole's long reach brings climate change to the tropics

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:00:02 GMT by Martin Leggett

Farmer's count the cost of drought

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

Did ice-melt in the Arctic dry up the Nile 16,000 years ago?

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

8,000 years of man made environmental impact

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Arctic ice nears record lows

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

Concentrate on cutting methane and soot to curb global warming

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Managed forests can soak up more carbon

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:08:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Fire Disaster in Israel Blamed on Predicted Climate Change

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:33:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Arctic ozone hole moving south

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray