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Climate change advice Pollination attracts investment from ANZ

ANZ Banking Group has taken a minority stake in sustainability investment and consultancy firm Pollination, with the complementary partnership to accelerate the company’s net zero aspirations. Specialist climate change investment and advisory Pollination has attracted a $50 million investment from Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) banking group as part of its Series B funding round, […]

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Stockton teacher takes part in Climate Change Studies program pilot

STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) – A Stockton teacher is among a select group of California high school educators participating in a climate change pilot program. Scott Jorgensen, a teacher at Pacific Law Academy, teaches a program developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the San Joaquin and Kern county Bureau of Education departments. He teaches the […]

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Visakhapatnam: Existing climate models need to be scaled down for better compatibility with hydrological datasets, says NGRI director

“A 1 cm rise in sea level can influence groundwater a few kilometers inland with seawater intrusion” “A 1 cm rise in sea level can influence groundwater a few kilometers inland with seawater intrusion” A two-day national seminar on hydrology, whose central theme was “Climate change and extreme hydrological events”, kicked off here on Friday. […]

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Climate change: these cities will be under water, according to the ranking

A ranking based on population and elevation places Vancouver in the top 20 when it comes to cities that will be submerged as sea levels rise. The ranking of coastal towns has been drawn up on the basis of a “conservative estimate” of an elevation of up to 1.5 metres, although project officials say other […]

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NCAR pits Azure Cloud against its own big iron for climate models

When people think of supercomputers, they think of two different performance vectors (intentional pun), but usually the first thing they think about is the performance of a large parallel machine, since it is performing a massive task scaling across tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of cores working in concert. It’s what gets all […]

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Women should be at the center of climate change conversations

Women planting cassava on newly prepared land in Nigeria, July 12, 2017. [AFP, Courtesy] A walk through Nairobi’s Karura Forest on a cool morning is nostalgic. One cannot help but marvel at various native trees and shrubs. A shrub, we learned, is known as mutatis in Gikuyu language (umbrella tree). Its leaves and branches are […]

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What are Earth System and Climate Models?

By US Department of Energy February 20, 2022 Earth system models and climate models are a complex integration of environmental variables used to understand our planet. Earth system models simulate how chemistry, biology, and physical forces work together. These models are similar to but much more comprehensive than global climate models. To understand Earth system […]

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Western mega-drought worst in 1,200 years, intensified by climate change, study finds | News

The country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Climate change: US climate envoy slams countries that don’t embrace science

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): Stating that only 20 countries on the planet account for 80% of all emissions, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry said that unfortunately not all countries are adopting science-based plans to limit the rise in temperature. “Unfortunately, some of these countries have not yet adopted plans to […]

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Climate change and extreme weather will have complex effects on disease transmission

Temperature fluctuations such as heat waves can have very different effects on infection rates and disease outcomes depending on the average background temperature, according to a report published today in eLife. The study suggests that it will become increasingly difficult to predict the consequences of climate change on host-pathogen interactions as global temperatures rise and […]

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Discrepancy between terrestrial and marine data resolved; shows that ice sheets are vulnerable to small fluctuations in carbon dioxide

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst definitively resolves a long-standing discrepancy in the geological record that pitted studies of marine ice sheet behavior against those that reconstructed past conditions on land. The research, recently published in the journal Geology, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Environment Research Council, lends […]

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Advanced ocean robots provide better global climate models

A team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg has deployed advanced ocean robots to conduct an international study of storm-watching above the waters around Antarctica. The study found that these storms cause outgassing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and can help experts better understand climate change and develop better global climate models. Intense […]

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How climate change pushed the koala into the ‘endangered’ category

Beautiful picture of Koala According to the sources, the Australian government has listed the the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), the cuddly marsupial that is the country’s icon, as well as “In danger” recently in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, as […]

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Climate science: what about these colors and their link to climate change? | Opinion

Let’s take a look at some chemistry first. Don’t worry, please stick with it and there are no tests. Hydrogen is the first element of the periodic table and its atomic number is 1. It is a clear, colorless, odorless and highly combustible gas. Also of note, hydrogen is the most abundant chemical substance in […]

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ESA will host a flagship office to coordinate global climate models

TAMPA, Fla. — The European Space Agency announced Feb. 9 plans to host an international office to coordinate global climate modeling efforts for at least five years. From March, the office of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), which is partly sponsored by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, will be housed alongside ESA’s existing […]

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Study finds US companies talk cheap about climate change

Compelling academic articles The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment is a collaboration of universities committed to producing high-quality, interdisciplinary research and teaching programs in sustainable finance and investment. In this series, we highlight compelling papers presented at the last GRASFI conference, with commentary from a BNP Paribas Asset Management ‘practitioner’. As the […]

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Floating greenhouses explored to cope with climate variability

Turning car parks into urban horticultural farms, creating floating greenhouses and building container farms are just some of the opportunities explored in a new report that investigates high-tech cultivation solutions to Australia’s increasing climate variability. Commissioned by Hort Innovation and developed by agricultural consultancy RMCG in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and […]

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PURA highlights unicorn perspectives on climate change from Blackrock in light of Farmersville hemp brand

Dallas, Texas, Feb. 09 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) today highlighted recent comments from Blackrock, Inc. CEO Larry Fink about companies with innovative offerings that may have a impact on climate change. PURA management views Mr. Fink’s comments as further validation of PURA’s industrial hemp strategy to introduce sustainable hemp-based […]

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Climate change impacts air composition: study

In a landmark study of airborne microorganisms from ground level down to 3,500 meters, NTU Singapore scientists found that bacteria and fungi populate the planet’s lower atmosphere in very specific ways and, if they are modified, may have a negative impact on human health and the food supply. In their latest article published in the […]

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Implications of the status quo versus climate change adaptation

CLIMATE CHANGE By Peter Makwana AS climate change-related emissions continue to rise, leading to long-term impacts, well-known global emitters are trying to circumvent regulatory procedures and standards by opting for the business as usual (BAU) concept while continuing to issue and adapt. The concept of business as usual as an information tool for future energy […]

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WINTER’S END, Noëlle Janaczewska’s contemporary commentary on climate change from an admirer of the cold opens at the Griffin Theater

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7 p.m., SBW Stables Kings Cross Part dramatic monologue, part TED Talk, Noëlle Janaczewska’s THE END OF WINTER is a moving personal story of one woman’s realization of loss on many levels as she contemplates the future of her favorite season. Interspersed with historical and scientific facts, personal memories and more […]

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Mantashe adopts China and India as climate models

Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Getty Images Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has held up the world’s biggest coal users, China and India, as role models in the fight against climate change and railed against communities and environmental activists who hamper oil exploration in the country. In an extensive television interview on Thursday evening, Mantashe, who is also […]

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Climate change will deprive the oceans of precious oxygen

The emergence of deoxygenation is expected to be widespread in large areas of the oceans before 2080. Photo: Pixabay/joker When it comes to climate change, there is bad news and there is even worse news. Into this last category falls a new study in which scientists predict that more than two-thirds of the world’s oceans […]

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Why protesting outside politicians’ homes can help reverse climate change

As President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which contains a landmark $555 billion investment in clean energy, stalls in Congress, climate advocates are preparing to act in an unconventional approach. “I am convinced that the only way to achieve this level of policy change is through collective awakening,” Margaret Klein Salamon, executive director of the […]

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If the atmosphere is chaotic, how can we trust climate models?

Before they can understand how our planet’s climate is changing, scientists must first understand the basic principles of this complex system – the gears that turn Earth’s climate. You can create simple models with simple interactions, and that’s what happened in the first part of the 20th century. But from the 1950s and 1960s, researchers […]

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Climate change a growing concern for the Fed as candidates face a hearing | Economic news

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — How far the Federal Reserve can go to force banks to factor climate change implications into their lending policies could be the focus of a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists on the influential Fed Board of Governors. The […]