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Davos Voices: What leaders say about climate change and war | Technology

By PETER PRENGAMAN, KELVIN CHAN, HELENA ALVES – Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Business buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague statements on climate change and Russia’s War in Ukraine. the World Economic Forum Annual Gathering CEOs and heads of government this week in Davos, the city in the Swiss Alps, may seem full of […]

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Propelling wind power in a world of climate variability

Last year saw a record number of wind energy installations across Europe, although still below what is needed to reach the European target of 40% renewable energy by the end of this decade. Nevertheless, the rush towards energy independence and the 236 GW currently installed and the 116 GW (source: Wind Europe) planned for the […]

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Climate change and the emergence of bat-borne viruses

Many zoonotic diseases are sensitive to climate change due to changes in habitats that introduce contact between humans and new species, as well as changes in temperature and precipitation patterns. In a recent Virus study, researchers discuss correlations between the emergence and spread of bat-borne diseases and climate events and changes. Study: Climate anomalies and […]

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Reliable climate models, distorted IPCC statement

The Claim: The IPCC has stated that “long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a group convened by the United Nations to produce regular scientific assessments of the implications and risks of climate change as well as potential mitigation options. In a IPCC Report 2001the authors […]

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Climate variability, topic of tropical cyclone activity in new book

Projections of future tropical cyclone activity in response to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases is the focus of a new book written by the University of Hawaii at the Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) professor of atmospheric sciences Pao Shinchu and Hiroyuki Murakami of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. “Climate […]

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Climate change has made India and Pakistan’s March and April records 30 times more likely

Placeholder while loading article actions The oppressive heat experienced by India and Pakistan in March and April was the most intense, widespread and persistent in the region’s history. A study released on Monday finds that human-induced climate change has made this historic event at least 30 times more likely. He determined that climate change increases […]

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Farmer sues VW for climate change; German justice has doubts

BERLIN — A German court on Friday cast doubt on claims by a German farmer that carmaker Volkswagen is partly responsible for the impact of global warming on his family business. The plaintiff, Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, says drier soils and heavier rains due to climate change are hurting his fields, livestock and commercial forests. “Farmers are […]

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Oregon companies intend to destroy the Earth

Oregonians should know and hold accountable those who have joined the campaign to undermine the viability of our planet for future generations. If global warming and its consequences on climate change continue unchecked, they risk destroying our natural ecosystem (forests, woodlands, grasslands, deserts, etc.) by the end of the century, as well as our agriculture, […]

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Climate change added $4 billion to damage from Japanese Typhoon Hagibis | Imperial News

A new study calculates the extent to which damage from individual extreme weather events can be attributed to human-induced climate change. The extreme rainfall that hit Japan during Typhoon Hagibis in October 2019 was made 67% more likely by human-induced climate change, according to an analysis by scientists from Imperial College London and the University […]

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In a warming world, trees are not a panacea against climate change

By William R. L. Anderegg 5 minutes Lily When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests occupy a A large quantity carbon dioxide that warms the planet and that people release into the atmosphere when they burn fossil fuels. But will trees keep pace as […]

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SEC rule on climate change avoids Congress and voters

The rule recently proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission is so complex and far-reaching that it could reorient the entire US financial system into one that prioritizes climate change over financial soundness. The rule risks turning the SEC into a quasi-environmental agency in which climate “experts” have greater influence than financial regulators focused on […]

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UK teenage perspectives on youth climate strikes

Thiery, BW et al. Intergenerational inequalities in exposure to climate extremes. Science 374eabi7339 (2021). Article Google Scholar Elliott, T. & Earl, J. Organizing the Next Generation: Youth Engagement with Activism Inside and Outside Organizations. Soc. Social Media. 42056305117750722 (2018). Google Scholar Fisher, DR The wider significance of #FridaysForFuture. Nat. Air conditioning Switch 9430–431 (2019). Article […]

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Disconnect: Climate Change and the Australian Elections

The televised debates between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition leading up to the May 21 election almost completely ignored climate change and the urgent action needed to tackle it. On the other hand, recent polls reported that tackling climate change is one of the top three issues for the majority of […]

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The latest climate models tend to overestimate fu

image: The shadings and percentages in the subplots represent the fraction of the land area that will experience a significant increase in precipitation (left) and runoff (right) in the unconstrained (blue) and constrained ( red). to see After Credit: IAP Climate projections are crucial for adaptation and mitigation planning. Results from the latest cycle of […]

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Latest CMIP6 climate models overestimate future Afro-Asian monsoon rainfall and runoff

The shadings and percentages in the subplots are the fractions of area that will experience a significant increase in precipitation (left) and runoff (right) in the unconstrained (blue) and constrained (red) projections. Credit: IAP Climate projections are essential for adaptation and mitigation planning. Results from the latest cycle of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase […]

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Music fans care the most about climate change. Now we need an anthem

52 years after paving paradise and building a parking lot, the defense of climate action through music is finally breaking through. According to a new survey released today by lobby group Music Declares Emergency, music fans care more about the climate crisis than non-music fans. While 72% of people who rated music as “not important” […]

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The model weighting method in climate models predicts a larger increase in precipitation change over the Tibetan Plateau

The change in precipitation in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is likely to have profound effects on the regional ecosystem and on downstream monsoon weather systems. Researchers from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) used the model weighting method in climate […]

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Circular economy integral to meeting climate change goals, research finds

We hear more and more about net zero goals in recent years. Since 126 countries signed the Paris Agreement at COP 21 in 2015, climate change has been high on the agendas of international governments. The continued finalization of the agreement at COP 26 at the end of 2021 in Glasgow saw a further strengthening […]

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Climate change: BC and Alberta heat waves among the most extreme

The record-breaking heatwave that ravaged western North America last June was among the most extreme on record anywhere in the world, according to new modeling and analysis by researchers from universities across the UK. The study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances found that only five other heat waves since the 1960s were more […]

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Using ‘too hot’ climate models exaggerates the impacts of global warming | Science

A study suggests that Arctic precipitation will become dominant in the 2060s, decades earlier than expected. Another says air pollution from wildfires in the western United States could triple by 2100. A third says a mass ocean extinction could occur in just a few centuries. The three studies, published last year, rely on projections of […]

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How climate change can shape our relationship choices

The world is ending. Who would you choose? Played in a low voice, it was a high school game. The two phrases seemed to be in discordant opposition at the time. Today, on the edge of ecological and existential chaos, they feel relevant again. The world is end. Who do we choose? Our relationships do […]

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Climate change means one in 25 homes could become uninsurable by 2030, report warns

About one in 25 Australian homes is at risk of becoming effectively uninsurable by 2030, according to a new Climate Council report based on analysis by a climate risk assessment group. Key points: Forecasts are based on a business-as-usual emissions scenario Queensland followed by New South Wales is expected to be hardest hit In the […]

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Letter: Response to climate change based on extreme predictions | Letters to the Editor

For the editor: Is climate change so bad that we need to spend billions of dollars to reach net zero by 2050? The reality is that temperatures have only risen about 0.13°C per decade over the past 40 years, according to satellite data from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. There were similar temperature increases […]