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How bad is Ukraine’s war on climate change?

A car drives past the Gazprom Neft oil refinery in Omsk, Russia, February 10, 2020. Photo: Alexei Malgavko/REUTERS One of the most important side effects of the war in Ukraine is a reassessment of Western countries’ dependence on Russian oil and gas. I spoke with new York editor David Wallace-Wells on what this means for […]

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Scientist analyzes cloud data to improve climate models

Paquita Zuidema, a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is a researcher on a multi-year NASA-led project that will advance the short- and long-term accuracy of climate modeling. This is one of the remaining challenges for weather and climate modellers: understanding how variations in spatial cloud patterns affect weather patterns over […]

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Scientist analyzes cloud data to improve climate models

Paquita Zuidema, a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is a researcher on a multi-year NASA-led project that will advance the short- and long-term accuracy of climate modeling. This is one of the remaining challenges for weather and climate modellers: understanding how variations in spatial cloud patterns affect weather patterns over […]

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How blockchain can bring weather insurance to people in the face of climate change

A new philanthropic effort is using blockchain technology to help insure farmers in Africa. Lemonade Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lemonade Insurance (LMND), uses technology from several different blockchain platforms, including Avalanche, Chainlink, and DAOstack, to help create a pool of capital through which investors can provide funds to ensure Farmers. Lemonade Foundation is funded […]

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UN commission reaffirms women’s leadership in the fight against climate change

The 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the second largest United Nations intergovernmental meeting in New York, closed its two-week session, recognizing the important role of women and girls as agents of change for sustainable development, protecting the environment and combating the adverse effects of climate change. […]

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Crop adaptation to climate variability needs an hour: Councilor Bhatnagar – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism

Excelsior Correspondent SRINAGAR, March 24: Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today stressed that adapting crops to climate variability and uncertainty is the need of the hour given the changing climatic conditions around the world.Advisor Bhatnagar made the comments during the inaugural three-day session of the “National Conference on Weather and Climate Risk […]

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Loss of forests due to alterations in temperature and rainfall compounds the problem of deforestation

India’s forest loss could become an even bigger problem than expected in the coming years, with new research revealing that climate change has caused major recent losses. The first-ever nationwide study on the relationship between forest loss and rainfall and temperature trends in India, conducted by the University of Reading, found that they may have […]

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Agrology System deploys sensors, IoT and AI to help farmers manage climate change – IoT World Today

The startup’s product was first used in California’s wine country as wildfires damage crops A Virginia-based startup has deployed what he calls the first “predictive farming system” capable of using AI, IoT and machine learning to provide winemakers and specialty crop farmers with agronomic data that can be used to predict and solve problems. issues […]

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Indian banks unprepared for financial impacts of climate change: report

An analysis of major Indian banks by think tank Climate Risk Horizons warned on Tuesday that the country’s banking sector is unprepared for the financial impacts of climate change. The report, “Unprepared: India’s Big Banks Perform Poorly on Climate Challenge,” ranks the country’s 34 largest banks (based on market capitalization) according to a series […]

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Climate variability may explain annual spike in ozone-destroying gas: study

Forest fires fueled by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon could be responsible for the short-term spikes in methyl bromide, a known destroyer of the ozone layer If future ENSOs become stronger or more frequent, adding methyl bromide could delay the recovery of the ozone hole, scientists say. Photo: iStock Wildfires fueled by the […]

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Do you have allergies? Climate change is making the pollen season longer and longer

By Yingxiao Zhang and Allison L. Steiner 5 minutes Read Get ready, allergy sufferers – new research shows that the pollen season is going to get much longer and more intense with climate change. Our latest research reveals that the United States will face up to 200% increase in this century’s total pollen if the […]

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Climate change: Smoke from wildfires is destroying the ozone layer, new study finds

However, the damage was temporary, and ozone levels returned to pre-wildfire levels as the smoke cleared from the stratosphere. Smoke from wildfires, which have become a common occurrence around the world, can destroy the Earth’s ozone layer, a new study has found. The ozone shield in the Earth’s stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun. […]

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Behavioral economics in action – climate change

If you were to count the number of times in a day that your actions do not match your intentions, in your opinion, what would the count be? It’s a perfect example of what behavioral economics rotates on; the famous intention-action gap. Here, Joshua Gordon, writing for FirstRand, gives everyday examples of how easily things […]

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Corrective machine learning to improve climate models

Editors’ Highlights are summaries of recent articles written by AGU’s journal editors. Source: Journal of Advances in Earth System Modeling A new generation of global atmospheric models with 1-5 kilometer grid spacing can accurately simulate extreme weather conditions, such as heavy local rainfall from thunderstorm systems and flow through complex mountain ranges. They could also […]

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Ramalingam Saravanan *90 explains how to interpret climate patterns

The book: The weather demon (Cambridge University Press) takes the complex science and research behind climate models and makes them accessible to the general public. Ramalingam Saravanan *90, an expert in the mathematical and physical aspects of the climate system, takes readers by the hand to explain how to interpret and use the predictions provided […]

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Arab youth to fight climate change in new project launched at Expo 2020 Dubai

Within the framework of this partnership, the two parties will cooperate to implement an interactive curriculum project accessible to all students of universities, colleges and higher institutes in the Arab world in order to have direct access, based on the principle of open source, various educational programs, awareness and training materials on the causes of […]

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This investor is fighting climate change by pushing portfolios towards a net zero carbon footprint

Nili Gilbert has always enjoyed solving difficult problems. As a young girl, she spent hours poring over the mind-bending book The Lady or the Tiger? And other logic puzzles. Years later, while working as a quantitative investor, he was modeling human behavior which turned out to be a particularly difficult puzzle. Today, as Vice President […]

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Northern Ireland MPs pass Edwin Poots climate change bill

Northern Ireland is set to officially have its own climate change legislation after Stormont MPs passed a bill from Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots. r Poots and Green Party leader Clare Bailey had both proposed climate change bills, but Ms Bailey withdrew her bill on Wednesday. Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK […]

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Using plankton shells to assess the accuracy of climate models

Earth scientists in the US and UK have compiled a comprehensive record of latitudinal sea surface temperature (SST) gradients over the past 95 million years of Earth’s history using δ18O data obtained from planktonic foraminifera shells. Earth scientists have compiled a comprehensive record of latitudinal sea surface temperature (SST) gradients over the past 95 million […]

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Agriculture development in Mekong Delta must adapt to climate change (Vietnamese PM)

March 8, 2022 KIEN GIANG — Agricultural development in the Mekong Delta region must adapt to climate change and be closely linked to the growth of industry and services, said Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. He made the statement while presiding over a meeting jointly held in Kiên Giang province in the Mekong Delta on […]

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The fundamentals of climate models are sound – the proof is in the plankton

Continents are reconfiguring, oceans are shifting, and ice caps are thickening and melting, but over the past 95 million years, Earth’s engine for distributing ocean heat has remained remarkably constant. That’s one of the findings of a new Yale-led study that tracks the evolution of Earth’s climate system with a new approach to calculating the […]

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Councils reflect on the costs of climate change as a whole in Waikato

Thames-Coromandel District Council Coastal flooding on the Coromandel Peninsula last year – long term coastal protection costs could be high. Calculating the long-term costs of climate change for the Waikato is a bit like guessing the proverbial length of a very elongated piece of string. But, although no rough estimate of the costs has yet […]

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Climate change bills split to focus in House

As Maryland senators wrestle with a massive overarching bill to zero the state’s carbon footprint, members of the House of Delegates are tackling these climate change issues in four separate bills. One such bill, requiring the state to gradually convert to an all-electric fleet, has already passed the House. Two others, calling for new construction […]

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UNM Physics and Astronomy hosts symposium on new climate change report : UNM Newsroom

University of New Mexico climatologist David Gutzler lectures at a physics and astronomy symposium on Volume 2 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published, assessing climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. The discussion takes place on Friday 4 March at 3.30 p.m. in room 1100 of the PAIS building. The discussion can […]

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Nine research finds Australians want brands to show leadership on climate change

A new study from Nine and leading market research firm Crowd.DNA shows that the loss of faith in government policy to act on climate change is seeing Australians want big companies and brands to come up with bold plans to a sustainable future. The research, published today at Nine’s State of the Nation The virtual […]

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Not too late to reduce the cost of climate change

The economic toll of climate change is set to worsen in cities and regions across Australia, but market experts say there is still time for stronger action. Increasingly frequent and severe events will hit crucial supply chains, markets, finance and trade, reducing the availability of goods in Australia and raising their price, an international report […]