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Rising Temperatures Will Lead To Cataclysmic Changes Unless More Is Done Now
2012-11-19 11:07:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heat is rising and all nations around the globe will likely feel the sweltering effects of a 7.2-degree F increase by the end of the century, unless more is done now to curb climate change.  But while the world as a whole will feel this climatic impact, none will suffer more than the world´s poorest countries, according to a new report by the World Bank. This global temperature increase will trigger a cascade of...

2012-11-08 00:45:21

MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning. Climate scientists cannot attribute any single weather event – whether a drought, wildfire or extreme storm – to climate change. But extreme events, such as Hurricane Sandy, are glimpses of the types of occurrences the world could be more vulnerable to in the future. As the devastation left by Sandy continues to reverberate, decision-makers at every...

2012-07-18 23:02:33

As part of its tenth year anniversary celebration, Marstel-Day has issued its inaugural Climate Change Adaptation Plan and, separately,an inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Marstel-Day is a multiple award winning, idea-driven, value-based environmental company providing innovative environmental planning services to the public and private sectors throughout the United States. As part of its tenth year anniversary celebration,...

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2012-06-05 16:40:43

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com The largest cities in the world are lagging far behind smaller municipalities in preparation for climate change. Quito, the mountainous capital of Ecuador is an example of a smaller city leading the way. The government of Quito has been studying the effects of warming on nearby glaciers, preparing for water shortages, and hosting climate change conferences for other Latin American countries. An MIT survey released today shows that 95 percent of major...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

CLIMsystems has been recognized by the Climate Change Business Journal as a leading innovator of climate change risk and adaptation assessment tools and associated services. CLIMsystems has sold and applied its industry leading SimCLIM software system across a range of geographies and sectors. It clients include major consulting companies such as CH2M HILL and government agencies in countries such as Viet Nam. International Financial Institutions like the Asian Development Bank are drawing...

2012-01-24 11:35:21

The Twenty-four Solar Terms are ancient Chinese terms used for about 2000 years. They describe 24 stages or timings associated with seasonal changes in phenology and agricultural activity throughout a year. Qian et al. from the Key Laboratory of Regional Climate-Environment for East Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, quantitatively defined the somewhat 'astronomic' term for the first time, based on modern temperature records. This facilitated an investigation of changes in the climatic Solar...

2012-01-19 17:57:14

Modest advances for agriculture in Durban signal need for scientific input While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts, writing in the January 20 issue of Science magazine, urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012. "Agriculture worldwide...

2012-01-14 01:31:36

New research has found that individuals and the private sector have an important role to play in the provision of public policies to help society adapt to the impacts of climate change. Writing in the journal Global Environmental Change, Dr Emma Tompkins and Hallie Eakin from the University of Southampton, say that public investments alone cannot reduce our vulnerability to climate change. Their research shows evidence of individuals, households, firms and corporations are deliberately...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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