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Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:33:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

The comparative geographical long-term effects of global warming, and the issues of responsibility and accountability of those who are arguably the worst offenders. Climate change-related headlines always carry with them a terrible sense of impending doom, and the latest news is no more palatable than the rest. The latest developments highlight the fact that the populations least responsible for the problem of Global Warming are taking the most significant environmental hit.

Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Tracking cattle methane directly has taken a step forwards, with new research using GPS and laser technology. With scientists able to point fingers at each methane emission in a herd, there is now potential for measuring the best ways to reduce such emissions. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and reducing releases from cattle is important for knocking back risks from climate change.

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:46:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Africa's Great Green Wall gets the go-ahead. The Great Green Wall is an initiative that has been planned for many years by a partnership of eleven African countries in a bid to prevent further desertification by the Sahara. The good news is the project has just got the go-ahead at an international summit in Germany at a review of the efforts of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As the earth warms through this century forests will move north into tundra regions while Greenland's ice cover will shrink. Forests will spread north into areas of previously bleak tundra and ice cover once thought to be permanent will retreat uncovering new tundra by the end of this century according to climate scientists from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and South Korea.

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:40:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The miles-thick ice-sheets of Antarctica continue to surprise scientists, as they attempt to prise out the secrets from deep within the southern hemisphere's giant ice locker. Now a survey of the completely ice-submerged Gamburtsev Mountains has glaciologists rethinking ideas of ice-sheet dynamics. The Antarctic ice-sheets form the largest body of freshwater on the planet, making up 60% of all water outside the oceans.

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:48:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Evidence of ancient mega-drought may help to predict future climatory developments. international Scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory are to be believed, our hunter-gatherer ancestors were experiencing something of an ecological disaster during this time - a large-scale environmental 'Mega-drought'- which left animal and human lifeforms fighting for survival in an unforgiving climate amidst an agriculturally-redundant landscape.

New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

Global Warming; the early warning signs

Global Warming; the early warning signs

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:32:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

If you thought Winter 2010 was cold, think again. Over 56,000,000 years ago, our world experienced Arctic conditions which even the warmest, hardiest of UGG boots wouldn’t have weathered, but after many years of glacial temperatures the Arctic experienced a sudden change. Global warming occurred in the Arctic many years before it became the go-to cause for modern-day environmental activists.

Global Warming; the early warning signs

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:04:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A recent report has found that 68% of New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches are eroding. A report titled 'National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change along the New England and Mid-Atlantic Coasts', the fifth report of its kind, has recently been issued by the U.S Geological Survey.

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:13:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Floods forecast for North Central US for the third year running. A recent forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that there will be major flooding in the North Central region of the United States this spring for the third consecutive year.

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

China's Premier pledged Sunday to cut carbon emissions intensity, by over 16% for the next 5 years. Whilst such a number sounds impressive, when it comes to global warming it's the total emissions that matter. There the story is not so promising. Whilst this pledge is part of a 20-year plan to reduce carbon intensity by 40-45% by 2020, relative to 2005, reducing the intensity of emissions is not the same as reducing total emissions.

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

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

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

In the recent past, melting events in the far north have had dramatic effects across continents further south, scientists say. A megadrought some 16,000 years ago dried up the Nile, and Africa's great lakes, according to a new paper in Science. This event may well have been linked to rapid glacial outpourings from North American ice sheets around the same time.

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

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:36:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Droughts and dust storms are being predicted by government scientists studying plant growth and soil erosion in the Southwest United States. Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of California, Los Angeles studied plants and soils in the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of south east Utah over a 20 year period.

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

With the latest report from the Commerce Department clearing NOAA scientists of any wrong-doing in the Climategate affair, it's time to lay the ghost of those false accusations to rest. The way forward lies in a renewed and open dialogue with the public, to rebuild the trust eroded over the affair. As the reality of global warming continues to bite, the need to tell the story honestly and passionately is more apparent than ever.

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Weathercasters can be a trusted source for information on global warming but study finds their faith was rocked by 'Climategate' emails. The men and women who bring us our daily TV weather forecasts had their belief in global warming and faith in climate scientists damaged by the 'Climategate' scandal say researchers at George Mason University.

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

The gender divide reaches climate change

The gender divide reaches climate change

Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:44:01 GMT by Rachel England

Studies indicate gender discrepancies in climate change. New research indicates that the gender divide has spilled over into the climate change debate, with a French report suggesting that men are bigger eco-offenders than women.

The gender divide reaches climate change

The world will get warmer, deal with it

The world will get warmer, deal with it

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:48:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Even if all the world's factories shut down tomorrow and all the cars were taken off the roads, the planet would still get steadily warmer, scientists have warned. That is according to a team of scientists at the University of Washington who believe that, far from being just one of several possible future scenarios, a warmer global climate is now inevitable thanks to the sheer volume of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

The world will get warmer, deal with it

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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

The emperor has no ice

Posted Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Ice influence will prevent some cold spells

Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:26:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Even more carbon emitted from tropical forests!

Posted Mon, 26 May 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Melting Antarctic ice and sea levels

Posted Fri, 09 May 2014 14:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change and permafrost loss

Posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Urgent action needed to feed growing population in warmer world

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How thawing permafrost can increase CO2 emissions and accelerate climate change

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:50:21 GMT by Michael Evans

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:43:25 GMT by Martin Leggett

What Climate Change? (the instruments have all been cut)

Posted Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:05:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Cities ill-prepared for climate change dangers

Posted Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:19:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

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

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

Climate Talks Bring Progress in the Fight Against Global Warming

Posted Wed, 29 Dec 2010 07:39:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

West Antarctic ice shelf - a nudge and a push from collapse?

Posted Thu, 10 May 2012 20:51:22 GMT by Martin Leggett

Extreme weather motivates greener behaviour

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:21:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

New Monitoring System For Tasmania's Oceans

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:05:04 GMT by Emma McNeil