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Paleoclimatologists question climate change limits

Paleoclimatologists question climate change limits

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:59:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Paleoclimatologists have been looking at the world's past and warn that the world will face serious consequences if we allow temperatures to hit previously set limits.

Paleoclimatologists question climate change limits

Warming to it (globally)

Warming to it (globally)

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

The almost linear increase in global mean temperature since 1979 has been mapped out by Grant Foster of Tempo Analytica in the US and Stefan Rahmstorf from the Potsdam institute for Climate Impact Research, thanks to the satellite microwave-sensor imagery, available since that date.

Warming to it (globally)

COP 17: Week 2

COP 17: Week 2

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:24:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Tomorrow marks the entry of the Heads of States from across the globe to finalise COP 17 agreements and the way forward. Week 1 saw the negotiators from 194 nations come together to thrash out the negotiations process amongst ongoing divisions that have flowed over from one COP to the next.

COP 17: Week 2

 Arctic inter-relationships with some chilly revelations

Arctic inter-relationships with some chilly revelations

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The US's NOAA duties include regular reports and the latest prepares uis for another of those winters that we just don't understand. For example, the strangely low [ozone] in March this year led to high ultra-violet levels in both Arctic and sub Arctic regions. Most scientists believed this due to the very cold stratosphere, resulting in slow ozone formation.

Arctic inter-relationships with some chilly revelations

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2011 15:25:44 GMT by Michael Clark

Record drought in Mexico has left 2.5m people without water and, in some cases, food. Agricultural output is down nearly 30% which, according to a Princeton study, may result in a 6% increase in emigration. But the US doesn't seem to be in a position to cope with this influx.

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

The tenth warmest year ever is: 2011

The tenth warmest year ever is: 2011

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

This year has seen the 10th highest temperatures - the highest ever when taking the cooling of La Nina into account - along with record low Arctic sea ice, preliminary figures show.

The tenth warmest year ever is: 2011

COP 17: African Group negotiators protecting climate victims

COP 17: African Group negotiators protecting climate victims

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:03:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

The African countries formed a united front in the run-up to COP 17 as the 'African Group', with the aim of charting a unified front on curbing the threat of climate change to the African continent.

COP 17: African Group negotiators protecting climate victims

COP 18 destination announcement

COP 18 destination announcement

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:56:31 GMT by Michelle Simon

In a show of utter flexibility and humbleness, the Republic of Korea agreed to support its fellow bidder the State of Qatar, as the host destination for COP 18/ CMP 8.

COP 18 destination announcement

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:20:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists reconstructing the history of the Arctic ice-cap have shown that today's plummeting sea-ice levels are unprecedented in at least the last 1400 years. Using temperature proxies to track sea-ice levels over past centuries, the paper published in Nature dramatically reinforces how man-made climate change is remaking the Arctic.

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:49:14 GMT by Michelle Simon

A summary of the first day from COP 17/ CMP 7 in Durban, written by Michelle Simon for The Earth Times.

COP 17/ CMP 7: Day 1, Durban

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

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

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

COP 17/ CMP 7: Chronology of Talks-Papers vs. Action including the dates of each paper and subsequent action taken (if any); written and prepared by Michelle Simon in Durban.

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

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

Posted Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:35:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

On the eve of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 7) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs hosted a pre-COP 17 Summit on the 22nd November 2011.

COP 17/ CMP 7: Another Talk-Shop, Green-Washing or Radical Action?

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:10:00 GMT by James Mathews

Thanks to increases in computer power it is now possible to produce computer models that were previously impossible. Recent computer modelling that has looked at evidence of Hominin groups has given new insights how these groups evolved and coped with climate change during the last Ice Age.

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

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

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

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

With the population shooting up, the climate changing and agriculture a mess which loses up to a third of its food production the time to act on food security has come argues a powerful panel of major international scientists.

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

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists tracking the fluctuating temperatures of the Pacific and Atlantic may be able to be soothsayers for devastating fire-seasons in the Amazons rainforests. A team from UCI has found that up to five-months warning can come from watching sea-temperatures far from the Amazon - a fire alarm that the Amazon desperately needs, as it reels from two exceptional years of drought and fire this last decade.

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:09:00 GMT by James Mathews

It was originally thought that climate change would see a much more rapid relocation of land species than of ocean life as the temperature rise in oceans would be slower. However, this way of thinking is beginning to change based on new research that has been published in Science magazine.

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

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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

Ice shelf collapse causes glacial surge

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:50:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

How Climate Change can affect Human Evolution

Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:17:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Remember November? it was HOT

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Can plants evolve fast enough to cope with climate change?

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Atlantic's 'cauldron of climate change' brewing up a new mix of fish

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Sea change for shore habitats

Posted Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:20:37 GMT by Paul Robinson

Changing climate alters wildfire risks, says study

Posted Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:43:34 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Climate Change Has Huge Effect On Birdlife

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Glaciers in meltdown

Posted Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:43:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Bringing soot and methane on board, post-Kyoto

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