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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

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

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

Soot from cooking fires has left its black mark in a surprising number of ways - from climate change to weather disruption, melting glaciers to chronic ill-health. But a solution to many of these ills could lie with upgrading traditional open fires with locally produced clean stoves.

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:25:00 GMT by James Mathews

Global warming is causing a strange phenomenon in tree species. The warming is causing certain species of trees to die out in regions that they have lived for hundreds of years.

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

Posted Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:11:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new theory about climate change at the end of the Late Cretaceous Epoch. In a recent conversation, one of my friends - let's call him X - argued that we waste too much money in pointless scientific studies. I mean - he said - who cares what killed the dinosaurs? They have been dead for a long time, period.

Who cares about the Late Cretaceous Epoch

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

NASA's new, polar-orbit, weather satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite was launched this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, at 2:48 a.m. PDT aboard a Delta II rocket. It is primarily going to further the US. NOAA meteorologists' knowledge of local weather, replacing the NOAA-19 satellite.

New Horizon for Polar Satellites

Berkeley Warm-Up

Berkeley Warm-Up

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

The University of California, Berkeley, has been known for many things, but they could almost be exceeding themselves yet again. While global warming is generally recognised, except by a few presidents of minor countries, the mechanisms and evidence always need the fullest study. With their Berkeley Earth BEST Project, we have now a creditable research on issues alone, without any politics, using 1.6 billion records.

Berkeley Warm-Up

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Posted Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Severe repetitive drought in the American desert Southwest may cause permanent, irreversible damage to local ecosystems. And things are only expected to get worse.

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:54:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Samples of sediment and water will be extracted by a team from the BAS to help research in numerous fields. Sediment samples can provide a record of climate change and help us to understand the natural processes that can be involved in such a change.

Climate information unlocked from the Antarctic ice

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:22:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Scientists have now attributed the northern hemisphere's general winter cold recently to solar activity ('sun spots'). In Nature Geoscience, these findings also predict that decadal weather itself can be predicted according to the 11 year solar cycle.

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With its huge surface area climatic influence was obvious and Professor Thomas Lowell is now revealing all in Minneapolis to the Geological Society of America. The title of his paper is ''Glacial Lake Agassiz-Its History and Influence on North America and on Global Systems: In Honor of James T. Teller.''

Lake Agassiz disgorges its secrets

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

New research shows that the global rate of photosynthesis is 25% faster than was previously thought, possibly affecting models of global climate change. In a paper published this week in the science journal Nature, a team of Dutch, Australian and American scientists estimate that the rate of global photosynthesis happens faster than scientists previously thought.

Plants absorb, release carbon faster than thought

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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

Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:16:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Winners and losers in the great warming!

Posted Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember November? it was HOT

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

COP19 descends to walk-outs

Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The players on the Warsaw pitch

Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Falling ice and snow cover hampering Arctic's reflective capabilities

Posted Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:38:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Looking to Amazon natives for a sustainable future

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

Jet contrails major contributor to aviation's effect on climate

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:01:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Sea-levels to be driven higher by warming currents undermining ice-shelves

Posted Sun, 03 Jul 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Northern hemisphere's winter weather attributed to solar activity

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:22:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Growth rings in deep sea corals reveal climate data

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:05:41 GMT by Louise Murray

Patagonia glaciers now melting ten times faster

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Northern Wildfires Threaten Runaway Climate Change

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:10:01 GMT by Michael Evans

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

UN report backs green farming for the future

Posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:57:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts