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2012-08-13 02:20:55

CLEVELAND, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the automotive air conditioning portion of its Mobile Climate Systems Division to ContiTech AG of Hanover, Germany. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and completion of the agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. (Logo:...

2012-07-05 00:42:08

The Sustainable Consumption Institute research claims food which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in line with the current trends and reach 4°C within the lifetime of many people. Even if families continue to take steps to lower their carbon emissions from energy use, global farming emissions will continue to rise because of our growing appetite for energy-intensive foods and a rising...

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...

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...

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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....

2012-03-05 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...

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 23:06:19

Scientists have developed important new insight into the sensitivity of global temperature to changes in the Earth´s radiation balance over the last half million years. The sensitivity of global temperature to changes in the Earth´s radiation balance (climate sensitivity) is a key parameter for understanding past natural climate changes as well as potential future climate change. In a study in Journal of Climate, researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Bristol for...