Posts Tagged Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Using nature to adapt to climate change…

Summary: Climate change poses major threats to people around the world. One important method for adapting to these changes may lie in the deployment of nature-based solutions in urban areas… Read this article at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190529131140.htm Advertisements

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Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought…

Summary:. Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or ‘hiatus’ in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded… Read the article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110141811.htm

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

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Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?…

The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target… See the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

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Antarctica Is Melting Away: More Than 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Vanished Since 1992…

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the past 25 years, and that ice loss has accelerated rapidly over the last five years… Read the article here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62811-antarctica-3-trillion-tons-ice-lost.html Here are some other interesting articles about Antarctica from LiveScience: https://www.livescience.com/62759-largest-antarctic-iceberg-b15-is-melting.html In Photos: Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Through Time https://www.livescience.com/6151-antarctica-falling.html    

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Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction…

Summary: Scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified ‘thresholds of catastrophe’ in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead to an unstable environment, and ultimately, mass extinction… Read about this research update at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170920182116.htm

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Urgent emission reductions needed to achieve 1.5°C warming limit…

Summary (sciencedaily.com): Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new partnership warns… Read about it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170918111854.htm

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How Far Can Technology Go To Stave Off Climate Change?…

With carbon dioxide emission continuing to rise, an increasing number of experts believe major technological breakthroughs —such as CO2 air capture — will be necessary to slow global warming. But without the societal will to decarbonize, even the best technologies won’t be enough… Read the article by David Bello for Yale Environment 360 here: How Far […]

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How fast will we need to adapt to climate change?…

“What would we do differently if sea level were to rise one foot per century versus one foot per decade? Until now, most policy and research has focused on adapting to specific amounts of climate change and not on how fast that climate change might happen. Using sea-level rise as a case study, researchers have […]

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Fewer low clouds in the tropics…

Summary: With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted… Source eurekalert.org: Fewer low clouds in […]

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Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage…

Guest post by Emmanuel Vincent on realclimate.org: While 2016 is on track to easily surpass 2015 as the warmest year on record, some headlines, in otherwise prestigious news outlets, are still claiming that “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record” (Forbes, Jan 2016) or that the “Planet is not overheating…” (The Times […]

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Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes…

The following report was published by Alex Kirby on April 7th 2016 on the Climate News Network. Summary: Analysis of data stretching back 12 centuries reveals questions surrounding climate models that have linked wet and dry weather extremes to current temperature rise. Read the full report here: Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes

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Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early…

Report by Brian Kahn on the Greenland melt season on climatecentral.org  “Warm, wet conditions rapidly kicked off the melt season this weekend, more than a month-and-a-half ahead of schedule. It has easily set a record for earliest melt season onset, and marks the first time it’s begun in April…” Read the rest of his report here: […]

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Tackling Climate Change in the Caribbean: Natural Solutions to a Human Induced Problem (ipsnews.net)…

“SIDS are even more vulnerable to climate change impacts —and risk losing more. Global warming has very high associated damages and costs to families, communities and entire countries, including their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.“ (Article by Jessica Faieta is United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional […]

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How much of the world’s fossil fuel can we burn?…

The world is gradually waking up to the true nature of the climate change conundrum, and not a moment too soon. The situation boils down to this: fossil fuel is immensely useful, valuable and politically important, yet if we want to avoid taking unacceptable risks with the planet we need to leave most of that […]

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IPCC warns of severe and pervasive impacts from climate change…

From lloyds.com… A heightened risk of flooding and increased threats to food and water security, are among the main findings of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental […]

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