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2012-07-16 23:00:30

Thirty percent of snow leopard habitat may be lost in the Himalayas, due to treeline shift. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 A new study shows that climate change presents a heightened threat for snow leopards in the Himalaya Mountains, according to conservation group World Wildlife Fund. The study, carried out by WWF scientists and published in the journal Biological Conservation, shows that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase steadily, 30 percent of snow leopard habitat...

2012-06-25 16:49:04

Sea levels around the world can be expected to rise by several meters in coming centuries, if global warming carries on The study is the first to give a comprehensive projection for this long perspective, based on observed sea-level rise over the past millennium, as well as on scenarios for future greenhouse-gas emissions. "Sea-level rise is a hard to quantify, yet critical risk of climate change," says Michiel Schaeffer of Climate Analytics and Wageningen University, lead author of the...

California, Oregon, Washington Sea Levels Expected To Rise
2012-06-25 04:41:09

The sea level of the US West Coast is expected to increase 60 centimeters from Washington to northern California, while waters surrounding the southern half of that state could rise a meter in less than two decades time, claims a National Research Council (NRC) report published Friday. The study, which was sponsored by Washington, Oregon, and California, was requested in response to the climate change-caused increase in global sea level during the 20th century, the NRC said in a June 22...

Space Mirrors Won't Fix Climate Change
2012-06-06 12:00:59

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Geoengineering is a field of study that proposes techniques to reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface. Methods range from mimicking the effects of large volcanic eruptions by releasing sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere to deploying giant mirrors in space. Scientists have proposed these sunlight-reflecting solutions as last-ditch attempts to halt global warming. A new study used climate models developed by the UK Met...

Steam from a Processing Plant
2012-05-15 21:52:45

A new study led by Carrie Schloss, an analyst in environmental and forest sciences at the University of Washington, finds that nine percent of the Western Hemisphere's mammals, and nearly forty percent in particular regions, will fall victim to the changing climate. Some mammals are merely too slow to escape climate change in their natural habitats and are unable to move into different areas. The study seeks to understand if the mammals can actually adapt to these conditions by moving or not....

2012-05-15 21:10:57

For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North American regional climate models and were able to estimate projections of temperature changes for the years 2041 to 2070, as well as the certainty of those projections. The analysis, developed by statisticians at Ohio State...

Want To Stop Climate Change? Eat Less Meat
2012-04-16 07:40:11

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com A proposed reduction in the world´s carbon emissions set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can only be met if the developed world cuts down meat consumption by 50 percent per person, according to new research from a Massachusetts-based climate initiative organization. Scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), located in Falmouth, Mass., found in a new study that the world needs to not only cut meat consumption by...

2012-04-13 11:38:04

Meat consumption in the developed world needs to be cut by 50 per cent per person by 2050 if we are to meet the most aggressive strategy, set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to reduce one of the most important greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide (N2O). This is the finding from a new study, published today, 13 April, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters, which also claims that N2O emissions from the industrial and agricultural sectors will also need to...

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2012-03-30 06:26:47

With the rise of global warming also comes the rise in extreme weather predictions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports in their Special Report on Extremes (SREX) that poorer nations with high concentrations of populations are the most at risk in suffering in extreme weather disasters. According to Chris Field, a Stanford University climate scientist, “We mostly experience weather and climate through the extreme. That´s where we have the losses....

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...