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2014-01-09 12:23:39

-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor at Stanford University (United States), for discovering the importance of ecosystems and their effective management in the...

Global Warming To Shift Rain And Wind Belts: Experts
2013-09-24 04:32:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals that a northward shift of Earth's wind and rain belts could make a broad swath of regions drier. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that these drier regions include the Middle East, American West and Amazonia, while Monsoon Asia and equatorial Africa will become wetter as humans continue to heat the planet....

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2011-01-15 07:00:00

The price of fighting climate change is even higher than what was estimated in a 2006 study, said British economist Nicholas Stern, who earned an estimated 500,000-dollar Spanish award on Friday for his work. Stern won the BBVA Foundation award for measuring the economic cost of climate change, notably in his 2006 Stern Review which found that economically, it was better to fight climate change than to do nothing about it. His "advanced economic analysis" quantified the impacts of climate...

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2010-03-26 06:05:00

World leaders and environmental experts met via video conference on Thursday, discussing climate change, poverty, economic recovery, and other topics at the annual State of the Planet summit. During the conference, which was hosted in the United States by Columbia University in New York, also featured panelists from Monaco, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Nairobi, New Delhi, and other locales from around the world. Among the topics discussed, according to Sebastian Smith of AFP, was that the...

2010-01-19 14:08:00

MADRID, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this second edition to German physicist and mathematician Klaus Hasselmann (Hamburg, 1931) for "developing methods which established that recent global warming trends are primarily attributable to human activities." Hasselmann "has crucially advanced the frontiers of scientific and public understanding of climate change," concludes the jury in its citation. The BBVA...


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