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2013-05-16 12:40:10

People with negative feelings toward climate change seek out more information, study finds Sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening, but 46 percent say they are “very sure” or “extremely sure” that it is not. Only 49 percent know why it is occurring, and about as many say they´re not worried about it, according to the April report of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Because information about...

2013-02-11 16:24:57

Scientists identify security risks from climate change, and recommend investments in monitoring and forecasting to prepare for growing threats Increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, severe storms, and heat waves have focused the attention of climate scientists on the connections between greenhouse warming and extreme weather. Because of the potential threat to U.S. national security, a new study was conducted to explore the forces driving extreme weather...

Climate Change Effects And Adaptation Strategies For US Agriculture And Forests
2013-02-09 06:44:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over the next 25 years, increasing temperatures will have a “generally detrimental” impact on most types of crops and livestock, according to one of two reports detailing climate change and adaptation strategies released earlier this week by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report, entitled “Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation,” states that the effects of...

2013-02-05 13:49:13

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change....

Climate Change Impacts Will Threaten Economy, Public Health
2013-01-29 10:53:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leading group of scientists and experts from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released a report that emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change. The report, titled "Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013...

Climate Change Is Having Major Impact On Biodiversity
2012-12-20 14:38:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs -- a shift that could adversely impact biodiversity as well as ecosystems, a new government report has revealed. The range and timing-related changes are occurring faster now that they were just a few years ago, report the authors of "Impacts of Climate Change on...

2012-12-06 11:54:11

On December 6, NOAA will release a technical report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature. The report finds that there is very high confidence (greater than 90% chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meters) and no more than 6.6 feet (2 meters) by 2100, depending upon uncertainties associated with ice sheet loss and ocean warming. The actual amount of sea level change...

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...

To Protect Species And Ecosystems Major Changes Are Needed
2012-09-19 09:02:58

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia´s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia´s biodiversity. The comprehensive study by CSIRO highlights the sensitivity of Australia´s species and ecosystems to climate change, and the need for new ways of thinking about biodiversity conservation. “Climate change is likely to start to transform some of...

2012-01-05 15:47:05

The draft 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) -- which shapes and coordinates climate and related global environmental change research efforts of numerous agencies and departments across the federal government -- is "evolving in the right direction," but several key issues could strengthen these planning efforts, says a new report from the National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report found that the proposed broadening of USGCRP's...


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