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Teaching about climate change in medical schools is gaining momentum

Karly Hampshire had just started medical school when historic wildfires tore through Northern California in the fall of 2018. Hampshire, now a fourth-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was struck by the dystopian bright orange skies on her commute to class, wearing an N95 mask to protect herself from the […]

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Climate models are unreliable in predicting damage to coral reefs

Climate models are unreliable when it comes to predicting the damage tropical cyclones will cause to sensitive coral reefs, according to a new study published in the journal Earth’s Future. Anticipating an increase in tropical cyclone intensity with climate change, conservationists have been interested in using the models to identify the vulnerability of reef communities […]

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An expensive solution to climate change that is not a solution at all

This is the peak of hurricane season. While we don’t know the full impacts of this year’s tropical weather, one thing is almost certain: somewhere, someone is going to flood. After a community floods, another thing is almost certain: community leaders will ask for money to build a dike. Dykes, flood walls and other ‘hard’ […]

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Updated CMIP6 climate models darkened by scientific biases

By Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences September 20, 2022 The cloudy Southern Ocean shows an improved radiation budget in the latest IPCC climate models, but there are still significant biases in the physical properties of clouds simulated over the Southern Ocean. These biases are largely canceled out when they jointly influence the […]

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Reviews | Climate change is melting the ice of Greenland and Antarctica. It’s time to act.

As abnormally high temperatures this month caused an unprecedented melting of the Greenland ice sheet, experts delivered a chilling message: get used to it. Huge reserves of ice lie on land in Greenland and Antarctica, and if even a small fraction melted in the oceans, sea levels would rise dramatically. Scientists are still determining how […]

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Climate change likely increased heavy rains that led to Pakistan floods: study

NEW DELHI: Human-caused climate change likely increased intense rainfall that flooded swaths of land across Pakistan, according to rapid attribution analysis by a leading international team of climatologists as part of the World Weather Group Allocation. Extreme rainfall in the region has increased by 50-75% and some climate models suggest that this increase could be […]

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SUVs overwhelm electric cars in race to cut carbon emissions

Jennifer Rayner, advocacy officer at the Climate Council, said the lack of a fuel or emissions standard for new cars had made Australia a dumping ground for older, dirty models that manufacturers couldn’t sell in other markets. “These new data are not surprising. The problem we have is that there is no incentive for the […]

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Climate Change 101: Understanding the Impact

In “Climate change 101”, a brand new weekly column from Caroline SamsonHead of Sustainable Banking at Oxbury Bank Limited, we look at all things climate change – what it is, responses to it and how it could affect farmers in Africa and beyond. Climate change – it is an area that has developed its own […]

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Climate change focuses on reinsurance expansion: Munich Re – International – Insurance News

Climate change focuses on expanding reinsurance: Munich Re September 12, 2022 Munich Re says it is cultivating new high-resolution risk models for regional events such as flash floods, as the insurance industry faces the task of adapting risk management to the reality of the impacts of change climatic. “Given the losses incurred, it is necessary […]

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Climate models do not reliably predict cyclone damage to coral reefs • Earth.com

In a new study conducted by the University of Leedsexperts report that climate models are unreliable when it comes to predicting how much coral reefs will be damaged by tropical cyclones. As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, scientists are trying to use climate models to […]

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Europe tackles extreme weather and climate change with next-generation satellites

To meet over 20 years of operational mission lifetime, the entire Meteosat Third Generation … [+] consists of six satellites: four imaging satellites (MTG-I) and two sounding satellites (MTG-S). This image shows an MTG-I satellite (in the foreground) and an MTG-S satellite. When fully deployed, the system will comprise two MTG-I satellites operating in tandem […]

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Climate models are unreliable in predicting wave damage to coral reefs, scientists say

Feather Reef, in the central part of the Great Barrier Reef which is frequently exposed to devastating cyclone waves, with a 10% chance of exposure in any given year under the current climate. Credit: Dr. Marji Puotinen. Climate models are unreliable when it comes to predicting the damage tropical cyclones will cause to sensitive coral […]

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Friday Letters: Glenwood traffic, countering Harcourt, climate change questions

Traffic calming issues Subject: Recent report on traffic problems in Glenwood Springs (9/7 Post Independent). Signal coordination seems like a good and necessary step (for quite some time now). However, I’m having trouble visualizing how medians might work. As hard as our good town laborers work, even CDOT competes with Wendy’s for employees (lower pay […]

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Agrology partners with Google Cloud to help farmers fight climate change and achieve their sustainability goals

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agrology, a leading predictive agriculture company, today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to help farmers adopt sustainable and regenerative farming practices. Using Agrology’s predictive farming platform, growers use Google Cloud and TensorFlow to monitor crops and receive predictions about irrigation, extreme weather, respiration and carbon sequestration in soil, pest and disease outbreaks, […]

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What’s promising about the DfE’s new sustainability and climate change strategy? – FE News

On 21 April 2022 the Department for Education (DfE) launched its new Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. There were good reasons to celebrate. To begin with, the strategy enabled the government to recognize the vital role of the higher education and training sector, and the education system more broadly, in contributing to the achievement of […]

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Environment Minister stresses that climate change is a national priority for Qatar

HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, stressed on Sunday that the issue of climate change is a national priority for Qatar, highlighting the ambitious measures for 2021 in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to preserve the environment and green growth and […]