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How studying clouds can improve climate models

How studying clouds can improve climate models by Elise Gout |November 23, 2022 Associated researcher Kara Lamb grew up reading his father’s American Scientist magazines. She absorbed everything she could about quantum physics and for a time thought she would study it for the rest of her career. But in 2008, after Lamb completed his […]

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Statement by Minister Guilbeault on Canada’s position and achievements on climate change at COP27

GATINEAUQC, November 21, 2022 /CNW/ – “Canada and nearly 200 other countries reached agreement on the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan, the next step towards climate ambition under the Paris Agreement. This result of 27e The United Nations climate conference has come to an end. Over the past few days, Canada worked hard to secure improvements […]

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How well do state-of-the-art climate models simulate sea level?

According to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global mean sea level has risen faster since 1900 than in any previous century in the past 3,000 years. This leaves hundreds of coastal cities and millions of people vulnerable to a threat from higher water levels. State-of-the-art climate models provide a […]

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COP27 renews global hope to fight climate change

Editor’s note: Decision Makers is a global platform for decision makers to share their insights into the events shaping the world today. Assem Hanafi is the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to China. The article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of CGTN. The city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt […]

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Climate models can more accurately simulate atmospheric conditions by including vapor buoyancy

UC Davis researchers determine lightness of water vapor should not be excluded from climate models By LILLY ACKERMAN — [email protected] A recent study researchers from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Resources at UC Davis determined that the lightness of water vapor in the atmosphere has significant impacts on clouds and temperature, and should […]

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Exploring AI solutions for climate change

AI has already had a substantial positive influence in the fight against global warming. However, quantifying its importance and characterizing its effects remain open issues. This article provides an overview of initiatives and projects leveraging AI to understand and combat climate change, highlights existing research documenting the potential positive impact of AI on climate change, […]

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Climate models could help predict future disease outbreaks

Numerous studies over more than two decades have demonstrated a strong relationship between climate and the dynamics of human diseases, such as cholera, malaria and dengue fever. Changes in climate, including long-term warming trends and short-term climate variability, could affect disease patterns. Xavier Rodó, computational ecologist and specialist in climate dynamics at the Institute of […]

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How population growth and climate change are linked | New

PA At first glance, the links between global population growth and climate change seem obvious. The more people we have on this planet, the greater their collective impact on the climate. However, closer examination with a longer time horizon reveals relationships between population size and climate change that may help us better understand humanity’s plight […]

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Rapid rain squalls are intensifying and climate variability cannot explain it

Powerful, short-lived rainfall events in Sydney are intensifying to new extremes, increasing by 40% over the past 20 years, new research shows. The results, published in Science, suggest that extreme sub-hourly rainfall could be increasing much faster than previously thought. Rapid rain squalls, also known as “intra-hourly heavy rain,” are the most extreme and destructive […]

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Fight climate change with the cloud by your side

The Covid-19 pandemic is a cruel reminder that even on the 21st century, our world is just as vulnerable to crises as it was in the early days of human civilization. There is no crisis more serious than climate change. Anant Adya, Executive Vice President of Infosys Cobalt, says if we hope to stop the […]

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The United States should lead by example in the fight against climate change

Letters A recent letter to the editor caught my eye. The author was talking about problems for voters. He mentioned inflation, certainly a big problem, although it is a global problem. He also mentioned another global issue, climate change, and said policymakers should recognize that developing countries were not going to ban fossil fuels, but […]

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IPCC’s climate change mitigation scenario is inequitable, pre-COP27 study finds

The scenarios envisaged by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius are highly inequitable, as rich countries will continue to occupy the largest share of the carbon budget, said a new guidance document released days before the UN conference. climate change summit, COP27, which opened on Sunday […]

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Can extreme climate events be attributed to historical emissions? Krishna AchutaRao explains

Krishna AchutaRao, a professor at the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, talks about what modern attribution science can say about loss and damage as well as historical responsibility Until a decade ago, extreme weather events could not be attributed to human activity. But that has changed now. Climatologists can now assess how the frequency and intensity […]

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Environmental Factor – November 2022: Community Resilience Discussion Launches PRS Climate Change Webinar Series

Current research on climate change and environmental health, as well as strategies to make ecosystems and communities more resilient to climate-related events, were on the agenda of the first session from the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Climate change and health webinar series, held October 7. Suk said the SRP combines research, cutting-edge tools and […]

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We need to improve climate models to make better policies

Representative photo: Chris Liverani/Unsplash As COP27 approaches, the spotlight is once again turning to crafting a compelling national narrative on climate change – based on what India can do and what India needs. There are many independent estimates of India’s needs, ranging from $1 trillion to invest over the next decade to $10 trillion needed […]

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Humans more responsible for groundwater depletion than climate change: ICRISAT

Hyderabad: Humans are more responsible for groundwater depletion than climate change, a study by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) found on Saturday. According to the ICRISAT report, cultivation of water-intensive crops in Himayat Sagar watersheds decreases rainfall due to overuse of groundwater. “We have observed that nearly 50% of the […]

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Julia Hartley-Brewer says climate change is ‘complete nonsense’ on Question Time

THE BBC has been criticized for its platform climate change skepticism about Question Time. Thursday night’s show, which took place in London’s affluent Dulwich, featured TalkTV presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer as a guest on the panel. Hartley Brewer previously criticized the BBC for reporting on climate changeinsisting that it is not “news”. Asked about the actions […]

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JBA Risk Management launches new tools on global climate change

JBA Risk Management has launched a set of global climate change tools enabling the (re)insurance market, risk managers and lenders to understand future flood risks in any country in the world. The tool suite consists of new customizable climate change flood models providing high-resolution, probabilistic modeling of flood losses for every country in the world, […]

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Climate models without water vapor lightness are likely to be uncertain in cloud simulations

Clouds are notoriously difficult to pin down, especially in climatology. A study from the University of California, Davis, and published in the journal nature geoscience shows that air temperature and cloud cover are strongly influenced by the water vapor buoyancy effect, an effect currently overlooked in some major global climate models. Global climate models are […]

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Lightness of water vapor adds weight to global climate models

Clouds are notoriously difficult to pin down, especially in climatology. A study from the University of California at Davis and published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that air temperature and cloud cover are strongly influenced by the buoyancy effect of water vapor, an effect currently overlooked in some models leading global climates. Global climate […]

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Climate change: Damage from increasingly intense storms shows why it is imperative to reduce carbon emissions – Professor Len Shaffrey

Hurricane Florence is gaining momentum in the Atlantic Ocean in 2018, in a photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold (Photo: Nasa via Getty Images) Storms are one of the most powerful manifestations of extreme weather, with associated high winds and heavy rain causing loss of life, disruption and damage to […]

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Let’s change food production methods to cope with climate variability

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in August this year that the Horn of Africa was experiencing one of the worst hunger crises in 70 years, with more than 37 million people suffering from acute hunger. and around seven million malnourished children under five in the region. To avoid the worst, experts recommend an approach […]

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Little Rock mayoral candidates talk about climate change

Three of Little Rock’s mayoral candidates attended an environment-focused forum on Wednesday night at the Hibernia Irish Tavern on Rodney Parham Road. Presented by the Sierra Club, Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Greg Henderson and Glen Schwarz talked about recycling, renewable energy and bike paths. Mayoral candidate Steve Lander did not attend the discussion. On Tuesday […]

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Andrew Kirton: It takes political courage to tackle climate change

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with, left to right, James Shaw, Damien O’Connor and Kieran McAnulty at Kaiwaiwai Dairies Ltd near Featherston. Photo/Mark Mitchell OPINION This week’s farm program pricing announcement is the most significant change to agriculture in 40 years. It is difficult to accuse the Ardern administration of lacking political courage. Compared to the […]

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The impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe’s fight against climate change

The Chronicle Michael Magoronga, Midlands Correspondent The country is reeling from the effects of climate change, with the majority of the population staring hunger in the face after the rains unexpectedly disappeared during the 2021/22 summer agricultural season. World leaders have come up with ideas to tackle the negative effects of climate change which have […]

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Climate models accurately simulate the Pacific No

Climate models are powerful tools that scientists use to study how the climate system works today and how it will evolve under different scenarios of global warming. When models are updated with new scientific information, they should be evaluated to see how well they represent different climate characteristics, including weather patterns found in particular geographic […]

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Climate models accurately simulate Pacific Northwest weather conditions

Climate models are powerful tools that scientists use to study how the climate system works today and how it will evolve under different scenarios of global warming. When models are updated with new scientific information, they should be evaluated to see how well they represent different climate characteristics, including weather patterns found in particular geographic […]

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Climate models accurately simulate Pacific Northwest weather conditions

Climate models are powerful tools that scientists use to study how the climate system works today and how it will evolve under different scenarios of global warming. When models are updated with new scientific information, they should be evaluated to see how well they represent different climate characteristics, including weather patterns found in particular geographic […]

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Guest post: Testing how the latest climate models simulate global soil carbon

The world’s soils are the largest active carbon reservoir on Earth’s land surface – recording at least three more time than in forests and plants. According to the last Global carbon budget, the emission of an additional 120 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere should be enough to push global warming beyond the 1.5°C […]

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Is the Atlantic hurricane season getting worse (and is climate change to blame)?

With Cuba and Florida reeling after Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in September 2022 and was one of the region’s strongest and most destructive storms in decades, it’s tempting to blame the carnage of another deadly hurricane season on climate change. . But is climate change the culprit? Recent studies have linked climate change to […]

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Guest post: Testing how the latest climate models simulate global soil carbon

The world’s soils are the largest active carbon reservoir on Earth’s land surface – recording at least three more time than in forests and plants. According to the last Global carbon budget, the emission of an additional 120 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere should be enough to push global warming beyond the 1.5°C […]

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Ancient valleys can show how ice caps will respond to climate change: NPR

An aerial view of icebergs and the ice cap near Pituffik, Greenland. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images An aerial view of icebergs and the ice cap near Pituffik, Greenland. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images During Earth’s ice ages, much of North America and northern Europe was […]

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German researchers improve climate models with machine learning

October 5, 2022 — Computers are already using artificial intelligence to improve the resolution of blurry images, to create images that mimic the style of particular painters from photographs, and to render realistic portraits of people who don’t actually exist. The underlying method is based on so-called GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks). A team led by […]

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German researchers improve climate models with machine learning

October 5, 2022 — Computers are already using artificial intelligence to improve the resolution of blurry images, to create images that mimic the style of particular painters from photographs, and to render realistic portraits of people who don’t actually exist. The underlying method is based on so-called GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks). A team led by […]

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Mali experiences significant climate insecurity and variability – Report

Mali has, over the past decade, experienced violent conflict, rainfall variability and an increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, according to a new Adelphi report. The report, titled “Weathering Risk Climate, Peace and Security Assessment,” delved into the climate crisis in the country and the violent conflicts that have occurred in places like […]

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Mali experiences significant climate insecurity and variability – Report

Mali has, over the past decade, experienced violent conflict, rainfall variability and an increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, according to a new Adelphi report. The report, titled “Weathering Risk Climate, Peace and Security Assessment,” delved into the climate crisis in the country and the violent conflicts that have occurred in places like […]

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Return of La Niña shock suggests important details missing in climate models: ScienceAlert

As the world prepares for a third consecutive year of exceptional La Niña conditions, a new study reveals how our climate models could have missed this disaster “triple dip” effect. This is the first time in a century that La Niña has lasted this long, and its wrath is felt in southern Africa and South […]

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Return of La Niña shock suggests important details missing in climate models: ScienceAlert

As the world prepares for a third consecutive year of exceptional La Niña conditions, a new study reveals how our climate models could have missed this disaster “triple dip” effect. This is the first time in a century that La Niña has lasted this long, and its wrath is felt in southern Africa and South […]

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Education and climate change

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had already massively disrupted the ability of systems and students to catch up on lost learning, the recent floods have thrown Pakistan’s fragile education system into new limbo. Early estimates speak of partial or complete damage to nearly 20,000 schools, disrupting education for more than 3 million […]

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A range of agronomic factors can offset the effects of climatic variability on rainfed maize production in Kenya

FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca9692en (2020). FAOSTAT, F. FAOSTAT Statistical Database. FAO (2022). Chapman, S. et al. Impact of climate change on crop suitability in sub-Saharan Africa in regional climate models parameterized and allowing convection. About. […]

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A range of agronomic factors can offset the effects of climatic variability on rainfed maize production in Kenya

FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca9692en (2020). FAOSTAT, F. FAOSTAT Statistical Database. FAO (2022). Chapman, S. et al. Impact of climate change on crop suitability in sub-Saharan Africa in regional climate models parameterized and allowing convection. About. […]

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Hurricane Ian flooded Florida and climate change only made it worse

Barbara Liz-Ortiz did everything she could to bring down her young daughter’s fever, giving her fluids and even a cold shower. The only thing she didn’t have was medicine, and she couldn’t leave her house to get it. Like thousands of Floridians who withstood Hurricane Ian, Liz-Ortiz was trapped at home – not by devastating […]

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Climate change negotiations could be boosted by AI

Climate change negotiations and agreements could be more focused and aligned using an artificial intelligence model based on real-world data. Governments, organizations and other bodies have committed over the past decade to reducing or, in some cases, reaching net zero emissions over the next 10 to 50 years, with the aim of avoiding the worst […]

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Climate Variability Research Fellow job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville Role type: Full time; Determined time Faculty: Faculty of Sciences Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 per year (pro-rated for part-timers) plus 17% super The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our […]

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Climate Variability Research Fellow job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville Role type: Full time; Determined time Faculty: Faculty of Sciences Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 per year (pro-rated for part-timers) plus 17% super The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our […]

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Arctic sea, coral reefs and western states grapple with effects of climate change – The Suffolk Journal

The Arctic sea, coral reefs and forest fires have all been recently affected by climate change. The lowest amount of ice for the year, as determined by satellite data, was present in the Arctic on September 18. This year, the ice cover has shrunk to a size of 1.80 million square miles, about 598,000 square […]

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Patagonia Founder Donated His Company to Fight Climate Change and Advance Conservation: 5 Questions Answered

Founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinardhis wife and two adult children irrevocably transferred their ownership of the outdoor apparel business to a collection of trusts and nonprofits. Now, the company’s profits will fund efforts to address climate change as well as protect wild areas. However, it will remain a private enterprise. According to the first reports […]

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Climate change could cost the global economy $23 trillion by 2050

For decades, we’ve known that transitioning from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy is critical to the health of our planet and future generations. It is almost impossible to overstate what is at stake if the world continues to burn fossil fuels at a continuous or increasing rate. Experts say that in a business as […]

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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 wave 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 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 to […]

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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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Climate models are unreliable in predicting wave 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 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 to […]

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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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Updated climate models clouded by scientists

image: 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 the simulated clouds relative to the SO. These biases are largely canceled out when they jointly influence the radiative effect of clouds. The image of the cloud is […]

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Updated climate models clouded by scientists

image: 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 the simulated clouds relative to the SO. These biases are largely canceled out when they jointly influence the radiative effect of clouds. The image of the cloud is […]

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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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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 […]

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Ghanaian climate change amb. Cédric Dzelu named African role model in youth development and climate change advocacy

Cédric Dzelu receives his recognition The 13th YPYC MTN PULSE Transform Summit and Awards was a huge success in Kumasi on September 27, 2022 when the event was held for the very first time in the Ashanti region under the distinguished patronage of the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II. The summit continued its tradition of […]

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Climate change: degree of sea level rise now inevitable, study finds

A new document shows that the melting of Greenland’s ice alone will cause an inevitable rise in sea level of around a quarter of a meter. Photo / 123rf By Hamish Cardwell of RNZ A worrying new study shows that a sea level rise of around 25cm is now inevitable – even if all climate-damaging […]

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Canadian researchers use machine learning to mitigate the effects of climate change

After spending nearly a decade working in computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), Sasha Luccioni was ready to uproot her entire life three years ago after becoming deeply concerned about the climate crisis. But her partner convinced her not to give up on her career altogether, but instead to apply her AI knowledge to some […]

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Climate change exposes history, from dinosaur tracks to Nazi ships

Comment this story Comment Never-before-seen dinosaur tracks dot a dried-up riverbed in central Texas. Sunken warships emerge from harbor waters on the border between Serbia and Romania. Formerly submerged Buddhist statues dominate the banks of the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China. As record-breaking drought – fueled by human-caused climate change – parches waterways around the […]

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Better climate models would integrate political and personal decisions

Comment this story Comment Climate models are complicated things. They must take into account an impressive number of mathematical and physical variables to predict, for example, how the emission of a given quantity of carbon dioxide will modify the flows of air, water and heat between the atmosphere and the oceans. More sophisticated projections go […]

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Accuracy suffers as climate change disrupts forecasts

Tim Rowland | Journalist NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season Federal meteorologists say the Atlantic should expect another busy hurricane season this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 14 to 21 named storms, of which 6 to 10 will become hurricanes. (May 24) PA If you’re looking for the bright side of climate […]

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Designing agricultural solutions to climate change

“Our business has evolved quite significantly to use the same tools with the same premises and modeling frameworks, but to underpin decisions with a different level of credibility and scale,” she said. Upgrade Around one-fifth of global carbon output comes from agriculture, so decarbonizing the sector could play a critical role in meeting emissions targets. […]

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American taxpayers are investing $375 billion in climate change. These 4 states are already ahead of the curve

As the federal government implements the landmark climate law signed by President Biden last week, several states are well advanced in their efforts to address climate change. Climate resilience and emissions reduction projects have been underway for years in places like California and Maryland that have political momentum around climate action and in Florida and […]

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Big Oil Companies’ Climate Change Scenarios Fall Short of Paris Agreement Targets

Several major oil companies, including BP and Shell, periodically publish scenarios forecasting the future of the energy sector. In recent years, they have added visions for how climate change could be tackled, including scenarios they say are in line with the international Paris climate agreement. These scenarios are extremely influential. They are used by companies […]

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Inventor wants to slow climate change with modern steam engine

A Canterbury man has invented a better steam engine and thinks it can help mitigate climate change. Reports by Will Harvie. Sam Mackwell wants to “eliminate diesel from food production”. Some New Zealand farmers burn 200,000 to 300,000 liters of dirty fuel a year, he says, and every drop contributes to global warming. Mackwell insists […]

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Environment and Sustainability 5 Minute Fix 29: Climate Change Bills, Environment as a Human Right, Water Resources – Knowledge

Worldwide: Necessary local weather reports on the horizon for our gap neighbors Aotearoa New Zealand’s Exterior Reporting Board has launched its third and final local weather disclosure framework for public engagement. The notice contains publicity drafts of three proposed requirements that the Board seeks to determine the climate-related disclosure framework that may become known as […]

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How India can mitigate the impact of climate change

If we all work together to improve our relationship with the environment, India can serve as a model of sustainability for the rest of the world. (FILE) A cyclist weaves his way along a road in smoggy conditions in New Delhi. AFP Human ambition has increased dramatically over the past few decades, which has also […]

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Tauranga electric bus builder showcases skills and dreams to climate change minister James Shaw

Kiwi Bus Builders Managing Director Richard Drummond walking with Climate Change Minister James Shaw next to the skeleton of a bus being built. Photo / Mead Norton Seated aboard a bright yellow and green electric double-decker bus, Climate Change Minister James Shaw heard about the dreams of two Tauranga men for a trial of an […]

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Best Colleges for Environmental Science and Climate Change

Environmental and climate scientists help monitor the Earth’s environment and study humans’ relationship with it. Understanding climate change and its effects is crucial to mitigating its immediate impacts. Earth’s environments are changing as the planet warms due to human industry. Building better climate models will help us understand how these effects will materialize, and other […]

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Trillions of dollars at risk because central bank climate models fall short | Climate crisis

Billions of dollars could be misallocated to tackle the wrong climate threats around the world because the models used by central banks and regulators are not fit for purpose, a leading Australian climate researcher has said. Prof. Andy Pitman, director of the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence for Climate Extremessaid regulators relied on models […]

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Climate change could increase death rate 6 times from excess heat: Lancet study

Beijing: According to a modeling study published in The Planetary Health of the Lancet log. Researchers from the University of North Carolina in the United States have noted that ambient heat during the night can disrupt normal sleep physiology. Less sleep can then lead to damage to the immune system and a higher risk of […]

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Rain rain go away? Climate Change and the Death Valley Flood

I visited Death Valley in August 2008 shortly after rare and heavy rains (at least by Death Valley standards) turned one of the hottest and driest places on Earth into a riot of colors of yellow, blue, red and pink as wildflowers bloomed in the valley. The day I visited was bright and not at […]

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National Climate Change Strategy for 2050 approved | Environment

Illustration image (Source: baochinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving National Climate Change Strategy for 2050. The overall objective of the strategy, defined in Decision 896/QD-TTgis to proactively and effectively adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and address the vulnerabilities and risks caused by […]

Climate change

How does the Inflation Reduction Act tackle climate change?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate plans to hold its first vote Aug. 6 on the Cut Inflation Act, surprising legislation that he and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a former recalcitrant, announcement on July 27. The budget reconciliation invoice that the two Democratic senators agreed on goals, in part, to fight inflation […]

Climate change

BSC receives 5 million dollars from the EU to carry out research on climate change

August 3, 2022 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) this year obtained 5 million euros (5.07 million dollars) of European funds in competition with other international institutions to finance five new research projects aimed at studying the processes linked to climate change and its effects on health , society and the environment. The projects will […]