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Global Warming Hiatus Hasn't Slowed Extreme Heat Events
2014-02-28 06:04:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even though climate scientists claim that the rise in average global temperatures has slowed over the past 10 or 20 years, research published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change has found a continued increase in extreme hot temperatures during that time. In the study, Dr. Lisa Alexander of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and an international team of colleagues discovered a dramatic increase in both...

2013-12-02 21:31:29

First comprehensive survey shows 60 percent rise over last 30 years of floods, droughts and storms Europe needs to plan for future probabilities of extreme weather. Heat waves, floods and storms do not respect national frontiers, so there is a need for action at both national and EU levels. The IPCC has advised that the frequency of many types of extreme weather events will continue to grow globally in coming years. Now the national science academies of EU Member States bring into focus...

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....

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...

2012-01-30 09:17:43

Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries. The hotspots have formed alongside ocean currents that wash the east coast of the major continents and their warming proceeds at a rate far exceeding the average rate of ocean surface warming, according to an international science team whose work is published in...

2011-11-29 11:09:04

A new report presents the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date of climate change in the Pacific region. New research providing critical information about how climate change is affecting Australia´s Pacific island neighbors and East Timor has been released today by the Australian Government´s Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP). The landmark, peer-reviewed publication, Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research, presents the most...

2011-11-29 11:04:37

A major transformation in the food system is needed to address future threats to food security according to experts from some of the world´s leading science organizations. The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change (CSACC) — an independent global commission of eminent scientists — has released a blueprint for urgent action to deal with the global challenge of feeding the world in the face of climate change, population growth, uneven food distribution,...

Climate Change Has Already Boosted Heat Waves And Rainfall
2011-11-19 06:12:09

According to a report by U.N. scientists, man-made climate change has already boosted heat waves and flood-provoking rainfall and is likely to contribute to future natural disasters. It said that the toll from these extreme weather events will depend as much on the measures taken to protect populations and property as the violence of nature's outbursts. The report is the U.N.'s first comprehensive review of global warming's impact on weather extremes and how best to manage them. "We...

2011-07-08 01:59:25

How the frequency and intensity of wildfires and intentional biomass burning will change in a future climate requires closer scientific attention, according to CSIRO's Dr Melita Keywood. Dr Keywood said it is likely that fire "“ one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms "“ will become an increasingly important driver of atmospheric change as the world warms. "Understanding changes in the occurrence and magnitude of fires will be an important challenge for which there needs...

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2011-06-11 09:20:00

Venice "“ the City of Dreams "“ may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 percent by 2100. A team of international scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Alberto Troccoli studied atmospheric circulation in the Mediterranean region to assess climate impacts through changes in storm surge frequency in Venice "“ a World Heritage-listed city built on 117 small...