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2012-03-24 04:46:39

A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change. While several recent studies suggest that much of the world is likely to experience freshwater shortages as the population increases and temperatures rise, determining the relative impact of each has been difficult. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory paper published in Computers & Geosciences...

2012-03-13 10:55:09

In recent years, the American public has grown increasingly skeptical of the existence of man-made climate change. Although pundits and scholars have suggested several reasons for this trend, a new study shows that the recent Great Recession has been a major factor. Lyle Scruggs, associate professor of political science in UConn´s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, suggests that this shift in opinion is related primarily to the public´s concern about the economy....

2012-03-05 22:44:38

Even if zero emissions of greenhouse gases were to be achieved, the world´s temperature would continue to rise by about a quarter of a degree over a decade. That´s a best-case scenario, according to a paper co-written by a Simon Fraser University researcher. New climate change research - Climate response to zeroed emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols – published in Nature´s online journal, urges the public, governments and industries to wake up to a harsh new...

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...

2011-12-27 20:30:00

The Security and Sustainability Forum's January 26th webinar on Climate Change and Public Health convenes World Health Organization, International Panel on Climate Change and other global health leaders to address the climate disruption issues central to the this summer's UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Founding President of the International Association of Ecology and Health, Dr. Jonathan Patz leads this powerful free 90 minute online seminar. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 27,...

Image 1 - Climate Change Could Create Big Ecosystem Changes
2011-12-15 04:37:38

By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type - such as forest, grassland or tundra - toward another, according to a new NASA and university computer modeling study. Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth's plant life...

2011-12-07 13:33:00

Study finds climate change panel ignores its own findings and pushes plans that will prolong poverty for developing nations LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By the year 2100, developing countries will be richer than the United States is today, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case temperature change scenario. Moreover, the faster developing countries grow and the more emissions they produce, the wealthier they will be - even...

2011-12-06 23:31:09

Pollution growing particularly in the Baltic Sea region according to study Europe's streams will in future be more heavily polluted with insecticides than before. This is the conclusion of a study by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) for which scientists compared the situation of 1990 with climate and land use change scenarios in 2090. The risks for streams caused by the use of insecticides in agriculture will increase significantly in many regions of Europe, and...

2011-12-05 10:23:00

CFACT skydivers to tow banners into UN Durban conference Lord Monckton, Craig Rucker, Climate Depot to parachute Emails exposing biased science cannot be ignored DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m., CFACT skydivers will parachute past COP17 trailing banners demanding attention to the Climategate 2.0 emails. The skydiving team will land at Toti beach. Media and all interested persons are invited to the beach to observe the...

2011-12-05 11:07:44

The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study by Indiana University researchers. The study, which focuses on North American rattlesnakes, finds that the rate of future change in suitable habitat will be two to three orders of magnitude greater than the average change over the past 300 millennia,...