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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...

2011-12-06 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...

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2011-12-05 12:24:00

A Swiss team has found that about three-quarters of the global warming seen since 1950 is due to human influences. These findings, as well as a second report about increasing glacier loss in the Himalayas, comes as U.N. climate talks in South Africa goes underway. Some of the main tasks facing U.N. members is to find an agreement on a 143-page draft text covering issues like speeding up emission cuts, safeguarding forests and helping the poorest countries protect themselves against...

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,...

Global Temperatures On The Rise
2011-11-30 07:00:38

The UN´s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a new report, the annual World Meteorological Organization Statement on the Status of the Global Climate. The report was released Nov. 29 in Durban, South Africa at an international climate conference. The report states that 2011 was the tenth warmest year on record and the surface temperatures were higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a cooling effect. The report also notes that the incidence of...

IPCC 2007 Estimates Of Global Warming Challenged By Scientists
2011-11-25 13:02:28

According to a new study published this week in Science, the rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be less than previous estimates. The study authors said that global warming is real and that increases of atmospheric CO2 will have multiple serious impacts.  However, the most Draconian projections of temperature increases from the doubling of CO2 are unlikely, which is a projection made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007....


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