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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

Arctic ice nears record lows

Arctic ice nears record lows

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

NASA's continuing monitoring of the ice in the seas around the Arctic has confirmed that the sea ice extent has shrunk close to its 2007 record low confirming a 30 year declining trend. Each year the ice expands through the winter before melting away as the sun warms the northern hemisphere, reaching its minimum level in September.

Arctic ice nears record lows

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A previous explanation for the warming that ended the last ice age has been called into doubt. The last ice age was lengthy, taking place over a period of 25,000 years. It covered over a third of the earth and ended over 10,000 years ago. How the glacial period ended has been a matter of dispute, but one accepted theory was that a significant release of carbon dioxide from the ocean was the cause.

What was responsible for the end of the last ice age?

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:20:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Ozone depletion over the Arctic has been considerably greater this year due to an extended cold period. The ozone layer is an essential component of a life-supporting planet Earth, protecting life from potentially harmful UV radiation and its adverse effects.

NASA discovers an alarming anomaly in ozone depletion

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Mama Mia Mantis

Posted Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Use biodiversity to combat climate change!

Posted Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:10:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Our climate change is related to deep ocean currents and glaciations

Posted Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Climate change: asking the experts

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

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

Climate Change Has Huge Effect On Birdlife

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

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Berkeley Warm-Up

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

Destroying Amazonian forest cuts rainfall

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:21:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Sea change for shore habitats

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

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

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

Climate Talks Bring Progress in the Fight Against Global Warming

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

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:22:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts