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2011-09-29 10:18:28

Species' ability to overcome adversity goes beyond Darwin's survival of the fittest. Climate change has made sure of that. In a new study based on simulations examining species and their projected range, researchers at Brown University argue that whether an animal can make it to a final, climate-friendly destination isn't a simple matter of being able to travel a long way. It's the extent to which the creatures can withstand rapid fluctuations in climate along the way that will determine...

2011-09-27 14:27:51

Scientists are warning that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years. A new study, which will be presented today (27 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, predicts that Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal will see the biggest climate-induced increase in ozone-related deaths over the next 60 yrs. The research is part of the Climate-TRAP project and its health impact assessment...

2011-09-13 21:49:52

Sea levels, erosion top public concerns Europeans face greater risk of illness, property damage and job losses because of the impacts of climate change on the seas around them. Worried citizens, whose biggest related top-of-mind concerns are sea level rise and coastal erosion, are taking personal actions to reduce carbon emissions. However, they largely blame climate change on other groups of people or nations and assign governments and industry responsibility for mitigating the problem...

Extreme Summertime Temps Could Become A Regular Thing
2011-09-11 04:09:34

  To happen even if expected increases in global temperatures are avoided In an article in the current issue of the journal Climatic Change Letters, Boston University researchers have estimated the impact near-term increases in global-mean temperatures will have on summertime temperatures in the U.S. and around the globe. The “2°C global warming target” is in reference to the current international efforts to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases and limit...

Study Shows Concern Over Global Warming Slowing
2011-08-29 03:46:22

  While concern over climate change has risen since 2009, the world has become increasingly worried over more immediate problems, including job security, clean water, and other economic and environmental issues, claims Nielsen's 2011 Global Online Environment & Sustainability Survey. The study, which received input from more than 25,000 Internet users in 51 countries, found that 69% of global online responders reported that they were concerned about climate change issues, an...

2011-08-04 12:45:33

Carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem. A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists and published online today in Nature, shows that cutting emissions of those other gases could slow changes in climate that are expected in the future. Discussions with colleagues around the time of the 2009 United Nations' climate conference in Copenhagen inspired three NOAA scientists "“ Stephen Montzka, Ed...

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2011-07-21 09:58:20

The United Nations persistently continues to struggle to forge an international accord on climate change issues as the problem continues to pose major threats to the future of peace and security, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday. Security Council members at UN agreed to disagree over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems such as rising sea levels or competition over water resources. With the major powers in a deadlock, President Marcus Stephen of the...

2011-07-07 00:00:04

William F. Stewart, a partner at Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, will be a featured speaker on climate change related issues at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in August. Blue Bell, PA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 William F. Stewart, a Partner in the Insurance Coverage Group at Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst (NLdH), will be a featured speaker on climate change related issues before the annual meeting of the largest scientific body in the world at the 242nd...

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2011-06-14 08:25:00

A United Nations report released Tuesday calls for fast action on reducing emissions of black carbon, ground level ozone and methane to help limit near term global temperature rise preventing the Earth from overheating, reports AFP. Fast action could also reduce losses of mountain glaciers and reduce projected warming in the Arctic over the coming decades by as much as two thirds. Cutting out these pollutants now could also boost global food output and save millions of human lives lost to...

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2011-05-19 10:45:00

How do intense droughts and extreme flooding coexist together? Welcome to the "New Normal" of regional weather fueled by changes in global climate, Reuters reports. "It's a new normal and I really do think that global weirding is the best way to describe what we're seeing," climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University explained. Catastrophic rainstorms and tornado activity in the United States has coincided with prolonged drought, sometimes in the same region, she said, noting...


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