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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

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

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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

97% of Greenland's surface ice melts in two weeks

Posted Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:44:30 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cities ill-prepared for climate change dangers

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

Jet contrails major contributor to aviation's effect on climate

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

Looking for the climate's future in the distant past

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Cancun Climate Conference: Extreme heat events will be the norm

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:50:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Gauging the Effects of Climate Change on Corals and Coral Extinction

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

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

Blue Carbon estimates up!

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:51:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change extinction risk 'greatly underestimated'

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:33:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A worrying rate of ozone depletion is found above the Arctic

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:03:46 GMT by Nikki Bruce