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The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.
German and Spanish researchers have discovered that the Greenland ice sheet may be more vulnerable to the effects of global climate change than initially thought.
To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but also financial support for new technologies is needed.
The loose framework and "unambitious" carbon-cutting pledges of the Copenhagen accord means that the treaty will more than likely fail to reach its target of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), claim Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) members.
COPENHAGEN, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launch A Copenhagen Prognosis: towards a safe climate future, a synthesis of the latest science on climate change, environment and development. The Prognosis will be launched at a press conference at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) on Wednesday 16 December at 19:30.
The article â€œTipping elements in the Earthâ€™s climate systemâ€ has been named one of the most highly-cited in the field of Geosciences published during the past two years.
According to a study released on Wednesday, humanity must burn less than a quarter of its proven fossil fuels by 2050 to be able to stop global warming.
A poll of scientists, released on Tuesday, showed that global warming is likely to overshoot a 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit rise, seen by the European Union and many developing nations as a trigger for "dangerous" change.
A poll of experts finds that a dramatic climate shift such as the death of the Amazon forest or the disappearance of Greenlandâ€™s ice is more than 50 percent likely during the next 200 years under the worst case global warming scenarios.
Increased levels of climate change in parts of the northern hemisphere are expected to continue to rise, effectively reducing the likelihood of a â€œwhite Christmas,â€ meteorology experts reported on Monday.
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