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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology: Retreating Coastal Glaciers Linked to Climate Change | India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

More coastal glaciers around the world are melting faster than ever, but what exactly triggers the large-scale retreat is hard to discern due to natural fluctuations in the glacier environment. Now, researchers from the University of Texas Institute of Geophysics (UTIG) and the Georgia Institute for Technology have developed a methodology to determine why coastal […]

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Climate change reinforces the need for private weather forecasts – Journal

KARACHI: On the roof of his 120 square meter house in Karachi’s Azizabad district and with a mobile phone in hand, Syed Owais Haider works through the drizzle under thick, dark clouds to collect data from its automated weather station. The integrated system of components used to measure, record and often transmit meteorological parameters, such […]

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How climate change is melting glaciers in the Alps – in pictures | Climate crisis

FFrom the way 45-year-old Swiss glaciologist Andreas Linsbauer leaps across icy crevasses, you would never guess he was carrying 10kg of steel equipment needed to track the decline of Swiss glaciers. Normally he takes this path on the massive Morteratsch glacier in late September, at the end of the summer melt season in the Alps. […]

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Fighting climate change with containerized research laboratories

Research shows that there is more carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere than ever before in human history. TO CANCEL address the adverse effects of climate change by using improved weathering, based on the natural weathering of rocks. S Jones Containers were tasked with creating a fully containerized lab space that would allow the UNDO […]

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Climate change presents both risks and opportunities

According to the OakNorth Climate Consortium survey in February this year, 59% of banks participating in the consortium have already initiated plans to mitigate climate risk in their commercial loan portfolio. Three-quarters (74%) of the banks in attendance, with assets ranging from $22 billion to $3.3 billion, consider transition risk management their top climate change […]

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Climate change increases conflict between polar bears and humans

Climate change and human impacts on land are driving an increasing number of encounters between humans and polar bears around the Arctic, new research finds. “What we’ve seen is an increase in intensity (of encounters) and increased occurrences in places where polar bears don’t normally occur,” said Polar Bears International researcher Geoff York and co. […]

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Poll shows climate change a big deal for voters, including some Republicans

A majority of Wisconsin residents believe climate change is a serious problem and support solutions such as taxing industries for pollution and increasing renewable energy sources to combat it. But while the issue is gaining some bipartisan support among Wisconsin residents, bipartisanship is harder to see in the political dialogue emerging from the state’s two […]

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Climate change creates new conflicts for surf clam and ocean quahog fisheries as warming forces habitat to change

HATTIESBURG, MS/ACCESSWIRE/July 21, 2022/ Climate change is now affecting long-standing patterns of marine life, with warmer waters pushing species out of their traditional habitats into new areas. As these changes become more common, they will create challenges for fishers, scientists and regulators. A team from the Scientific Center for Maritime Fisheries (SCEMFIS) is examining the […]

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Kenya launches 2050 calculator to advance climate change mitigation | Imperial News

A consortium including researchers from Imperial College London has created a bespoke energy and emissions model to help Kenya meet its climate goals. The Kenya Carbon Emissions Reduction Tool (KCERT 2050) allows users to test options to reduce climate change-inducing carbon emissions at a faster rate and build a pathway that meets emissions targets at […]

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Southeast Asian Fellows Tackle Climate Change in PA

TOWNSHIP OF FERGUSON About a month ago, the Council of Governments of the Center Region hosted two young professionals from Southeast Asia who learned on environmental and sustainability issues. Chiew Ee Kwong, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Anh Thu Phan (Tess), from Hue, Vietnam, arrived at State College in mid-June and stayed until July 17. […]

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LETTER: The catastrophic costs of inaction on climate change

Submitted by Matt DesChamps The costs of inaction on climate change are already being paid by the citizens of Greenwich and many other coastal towns in Connecticut and the United States. Costs are incurred every time a storm tears our community apart. Flooded streets, schools and basements, downed power lines and polluted waterways are expensive […]

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California is losing its trees – possibly permanently – as climate change alters its ecosystems

California forests are losing more trees than they can recover, warns a new article. Headwaters Forest Reserve in California. Image credits Bureau of Land Management/Flickr. Forests are one of the pillars of the State of California’s strategy to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. As factories grow, they remove this gas from the air, resulting in […]

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Climate variability is driving a global decline in forest resilience

Forests cover almost a third of the Earth’s land surface. Not only do they play a fundamental role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing a third of anthropogenic carbon emissions and mitigating climate change, but they also provide a series of ecosystem services that contribute to the well-being of society, such as regulation of […]

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New CA climate change tool shows heat projections by city

People walk across the dry bottom of Lake Folsom to reach its shore near Beal’s Point on a scorching hot Saturday, July 10, 2021, the same day downtown Sacramento hit 113 degrees for a daily record, according to the National Weather Service. Xavier Mascarenas [email protected] If the effects of climate change continue unchecked, Sacramento could […]

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Preparing for climate change: planning for the future

PROVIDED The need to plan ahead has never been greater as New Zealanders grapple with the effects of climate change and the increasing prevalence of natural disasters, and experts are calling on New Zealanders to adapt to the risks increasing climatic conditions. Climate change and severe weather are a greater threat than ever to New […]

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Energy awards $14 million to improve climate change modeling

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Research Fellow in Holocene Climate Variability with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Landscape dynamics and ecology Location: Campus Highfield Salary: £31,406 to £32,344 Per yearFull-time CDD (36 months) Closing Date: Thursday 04 August 2022 Date of interview: be confirmed Reference: 1894922WR Start date from October 1, 2022 for 3 years. The post holder will undertake scientific research on paleoclimatic variability based on chironomid and lipid biomarker analyzes […]

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Research Fellow in Holocene Climate Variability with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Landscape dynamics and ecology Location: Campus Highfield Salary: £31,406 to £32,344 Per yearFull-time CDD (36 months) Closing Date: Thursday 04 August 2022 Date of interview: be confirmed Reference: 1894922WR Start date from October 1, 2022 for 3 years. The post holder will undertake scientific research on paleoclimatic variability based on analyzes of chironomids and lipid […]

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Bringing the thunder: climate models could underestimate future floods

According to a new study led by Yale, climate models could significantly underestimate how extreme rainfall will become in response to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It all comes down to the physics of raindrops, researchers Ryan Li and Joshua Studholme explain in the paper Natural climate change. Even a slight change […]

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When it rains… Climate models could underestimate future floods

According to a new study led by Yale, climate models could significantly underestimate how extreme rainfall will become in response to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It all comes down to the physics of raindrops, researchers Ryan Li and Joshua Studholme explain in the paper Natural climate change. Even a slight change […]

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The Cumulative Climate Change Information Market 2022-2030 W…

(MENAFN-EIN Presswire) Climate Change Information Market Segmentation Vectors IPCC 2022 roadmap on climate risks and climate resilience (Source: IPCC report of February 28, 2022) The 1st report that presents a bottom-up analysis of 310 climate change information sub-markets WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new market report (372 pages, 342 tables and […]

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An AI solution to the gravity wave problem of climate models

Small waves, big impact Global climate models require large amounts of computing power, such as that of the Summit supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Gravity waves are simply too small and short-lived to show up in models designed to cover the entire planet, just […]

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Green tech that’s ‘moving the needle’ on climate change

There is still a considerable distance between the feeling of sustainability and corporate action. Innovative green technologies, including energy-efficient supercomputers, low-emission data centers, computational fluid dynamics simulations and circular design, are helping to bridge this gap. Consider the statistics. Two-thirds of executives surveyed in the Deloitte CxO 2022 Sustainability Report say they are “very concerned” […]

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A climate change tax? PGW bills cause concern

A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed many customers were struck by gas bills – a few hundred dollars – for a month when hot weather made the heat largely useless. PGW also supplies gas for stoves and other appliances. “Something obviously went wrong when you have these huge spikes, and the question is, what […]

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Climate change is reducing and fragmenting salmon habitat

Bear Valley Creek is a tributary of Idaho’s aptly named Salmon River. With its lazy meanderings, rushing waters and limited human impact, “it’s as good as it gets for the salmon,” Crozier said. Its salmon population has been robust, but even here climate change is beginning to affect chinook habitat. Credit: James A. McKean Salmon […]

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NOAA activates new supercomputers for weather and climate models

The twin Dogwood and Cactus supercomputers, shown here, are the latest additions to NOAA’s operational weather and climate supercomputing system. Image: GDIT Following an upgrade commitment made in February 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) inaugurated the nation’s newest weather and climate supercomputers with an operational run of the National Blend of Models […]

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As climate change threatens rising urban costs, is biomimicry the way forward?

Concept illustrating new possibilities for the development of sustainable construction technologies and … [+] green life in the form of a house-shaped pond located in a lush forest. 3d rendering. Getty It is well established that urban environments will house the majority of the world’s population in the coming decades. Although extreme weather conditions cause […]

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Climate change affects the likelihood of armed conflict

Climate change affects the likelihood of armed conflict. Credit: UPV Climate change influences the likelihood and duration of armed conflict in Africa. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by a team from the INGENIO Institute, a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas […]

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The Gadi supercomputer analyzes climate change

New funding will unlock powerful Australian simulators to give scientists around the world a better chance of tackling climate change. The Canberra-based supercomputer Gadi, which means “search” in the language of the Ngunnawal people, will do the math. The $7.6 million research facility unveiled Thursday will share its computing power with citizen scientists, industry, international […]

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Federal Report on Massive NM Wildfires Notes Communication Blackouts and Outdated Climate Models | Environment

The U.S. Forest Service released its report Tuesday, June 21, into the circumstances that led to the Calf Canyon–Hermits Peak Fire, a massive wildfire that resulted from two prescribed burns of the Santa Fe National Forest that became out of control and then merged. As of Tuesday, the wildfire had scorched 341,471 acres in northern […]

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Turkey goes even further in the fight against climate change

Turkey has set itself a target that goes beyond the reduction required as a developing country, announcing to the world its goal of being carbon neutral by 2053. The country has great potential at this point. It has tripled its only installed capacity of renewable energy in the last 20 years, while more than half […]

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350 Wisconsin director pledged to reverse ‘catastrophic’ climate change | Science & Environment

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal John Greenler was a teacher, farmer, administrator and activist. Over the past two decades, his work has focused on fostering connections between researchers, policymakers, and the public around the risks of climate change and efforts to address it. He now leads 350 Wis.a volunteer-run group that is the state’s […]

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Which communities in New York are most susceptible to the harms of climate change? Weigh yourself by July 7

“The way the state defines ‘disadvantaged’ is often unfair and inaccurate. In Manhattan, Hudson Yards and much of the High Line are considered disadvantaged, unlike many communities of color in Queens. Michael Appleton/Mayor’s Photographic Office Flood damage in Woodside, Queens from Hurricane Ida in 2021. CityViews are the opinions of readers, not those of City […]

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As climate change reshapes Alaska’s landscapes, tundra fires worsen

The Apoon Pass fire burns across the tundra on June 11, 2022. The Apoon Pass fire is close to the East Fork fire. (Photo by AFS/Ryan McPherson) For weeks, wildfires have raged across the vast region of southwest Alaska, threatening villages, scorching hundreds of thousands of acres and pushing smoke across the state. Fire on […]

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‘Viral dark matter’ could help mitigate climate change – here’s how

Recently, scientists discovered a treasure trove of new data on RNA viruses in the ocean, including 5,500 new species of RNA viruses. Analysis suggests that a small portion of them had genes “stolen” from organisms they infected, which helps identify their functions in marine processes. Several can help drive absorbed carbon from the atmosphere to […]

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Acne breakouts can be made worse by climate change

Cumulative data from recent years suggests that the burning of fossil fuels not only results in significant environmental impacts, but also significant overall and skin health impacts.1 While its negative impact on environmental health is clear, the effects that burning fossil fuels and a warming world have on skin diseases, including acne, have only more […]

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Climate change continues to pose challenges for Michigan farmers

EATON RAPIDS, Michigan — With weather more extreme than 10 or 20 years ago, climate change is creating challenges for Michigan farmers. We wanted to see how farmers are adapting and how they can even help slow down climate change. “When we think of climate change, it is something that is caused, largely by humans, […]

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Israeli study: Climate change brings expected storms – but 60 years earlier

Climate change is already causing a “significant intensification” of winter storms in the Southern Hemisphere to a level not expected before 2080, a new Israeli study has found. The study, published by the Weizmann Institute of Science in the journal Nature Climate Change, is part of an effort by scientists around the world to use […]

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First set of large ensemble simulations reveal the role of internal climate variability

Researchers from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) produced a very large ensemble simulation with 110 members from their climate system model FGOALS-g3. This first set of large ensemble simulations may reveal the role of internal climate variability in future global monsoon projections. The full extent of their […]

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Letter: Routt GOP’s ‘do nothing’ approach to climate change is a missed opportunity

I’m disappointed. Routt County Republicans had a half-page opinion piece in the Pilot & Today regarding climate change and the “costs” of the Routt County Climate Action Plan. There are a lot of excellent conservative thinkers and policy experts out there, so I was hopeful that what we would read in the article would be […]

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Glacial advances over thousands of years synchronize with climate variability, study finds

The oldest known glacial advance in Uttarakhand has been observed in the Yankti Kuti Valley in the central Himalayas, located in the far east of the state. Using its geomorphological mapping, scientists were able to identify four glaciation events that occurred over the past 52,000 MIS 3. These events were associated with decreasing magnitude that […]

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Saudi water companies betting on hydrogen to fight climate change: IDA CEO

RIYADH: The ancient city of the Nabataeans in the historic AlUla Valley rises from the dawn of time to put Saudi Arabia on the world tourism map. The AlUla Royal Commission, or RCU, is keen to take this step by pursuing a bold master plan to develop its hospitality, tourism and sustainability infrastructure. “The historic […]

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Reality check for Ai before serving on the front lines of climate change

NEW DELHI : Tilda, designer, is doing her part to reduce carbon emissions. She will showcase a handmade collection of 30 fashion garments created entirely from discarded and repurposed materials at a metaverse store on World Environment Day on June 5. So what, you may ask. Tilda is one of countless designers around the world […]

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Southwest WA is forecast for a dry winter and climate change is part of the reason

As Australia’s north and east brace for a very wet winter, the weather bureau’s seasonal outlook shows that WA’s most populated region looks drastically different from the rest of the country. Key points: WA’s Southwest Land Division Expected to Have a Drier Winter Warmer ocean temperatures are part of the reason Climate change models suggest […]

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Climate change and the Chehalis River: Experts outline potential dangers to fish and flooding

By Isabel Vander Stoep / [email protected] Editor’s note: This story is part of “Headwaters to Harbor”, a project by The Chronicle to document the Chehalis River from Pe Ell to Grays Harbor while highlighting the people and issues of the river along the way. Our coverage is compiled at www.chronline.com/Chehalis-River. For the Chehalis River Basin, […]

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Women have been the most affected victims of Covid, climate change. Public-private partnership can help

More people around the world are facing humanitarian crises than ever before. About 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2022, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). While challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, violent conflict, forced displacement and climate change affect humanity on a large scale, […]

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Kiribati and China pledge to strengthen cooperation on BRI and climate change

Kiribati and China pledged to deepen cooperation in jointly building the Belt and Road and synergize it with Kiribati’s 20-Year Vision, expand cooperation in various fields, and focus on improving people’s livelihoods. Kiribati President and Foreign Minister Taneti Maamau (R) meets with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tarawa, Kiribati, May 27, […]

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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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Shift in Europe’s storm surge season due to climate variability

Annual cycle of storm surges The seasonal amplitude (i.e. the amplitude of the annual cycle) and the timing of the storm surge season (i.e. the phase of the annual cycle) were estimated at each of the 10 selected stations, by fitting a GEV with time-dependent parameters (method 1) on the data set. The seasonal amplitude […]

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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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Stop using ‘too hot’ climate models, says Nature commentary

Too many climate researchers make unrealistic projections about the future consequences of human-induced climate change based on computer models that run too hotargues a new comment in Nature. The authors of the commentary point out that the overheated models reported in the sixth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) failed to reproduce historical […]

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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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Why do some climate models turn red? Scientists have an answer

(Bloomberg) — Something funny happened when, three years ago, climatologists started reporting results from their latest generation of Earth models. A disturbing number of them showed accelerated heating. These “hot models” quickly sounded the alarm. It’s a puzzle that is now well on its way to being solved, according to a commentary published today in […]

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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 […]

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Sinn Féin cannot have it both ways on climate change

Mary Lou McDonald was the keynote speaker at the first National Energy Summit, convened last Tuesday in Croke Park. The summit was designed to bring together “industry experts and thought leaders from the public and private sectors to find solutions to the challenges we face in securing our energy supply…to achieve our 2030 goals. and […]

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Climate change threatens historic NC town founded by black Americans

Tom Foreman Jr. PRINCEVILLE, NC — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant with an order of cabbages and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy stops to brag about a spot that lays claim to the oldest town in charter by black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It’s sacred to me,” Bandy, 65, said. “We have […]

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University of Limerick-based sustainability challenge hopes to tackle climate change

Minister of State Ossian Smyth TD has launched a competition at the University of Limerick which aims to tackle climate challenges. Minister Smyth, responsible for public procurement, e-government and the circular economy, was at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick to launch the sustainability challenge. He was attending an event at the Bernal […]

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Microbes play key role in climate change in new report

Algal blooms can endanger humans and animals. (Photo credit: ASM Microbes and Climate Change Report.) Microbes may be small, but they have a huge impact on environmental and human health in a changing climate. the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) published a new report, Microbes and climate change: science, people and impactsco-authored by David Karla […]

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Coral reefs: Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change

Getty Images Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change. Scientists have discovered that corals on the north shore of Cuba has the best chance of avoiding the destruction caused by marine heat waves. There are other areas where corals could also survive, around the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, eastern Jamaica and […]

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CNO-led study paves way for future climate models

The National Center for Oceanography (NOC) conducted a study to investigate gaps in knowledge about the biological carbon pump, in hopes of prioritizing aspects to include in future climate model developments, and observations needed to achieve this. The study, which was conducted with Imperial College, the University of Washington, the University of Bern and Boston […]

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How the Mass. should it fight against climate change? Here’s what the gubernatorial candidates are saying

Curious to know how the next governor will handle climate change? Get ready to go through a jungle of jargon: Terms like carbon free, net zero, electrification and distributed energy. The two leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Attorney General Maura Healeyunveiled ambitious but complicated plans. To help voters, we’ve summarized the […]

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WHO FINANCES THE EFFORT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE?

One concern looms large as the world rushes to increase expenditure to tackle climate change: where will the money come from? Here’s the Means & Matters guide to the countless organizations, sectors, and businesses investing billions in climate action, whether through sustainable infrastructure, innovation, carbon offsetting operations, or individual steps to reduce emissions. WHAT THEY’RE […]

Climate change

Climate change affects the soundscape of the oceans – Oceanographic

According to a new study, climate change is affecting the soundscape of the ocean by accelerating underwater sounds. As a variety of marine animals depend on communication below the surface, warming oceans could have a direct impact on their survival. Climate change is warming the oceans all over the world. While warmer water temperatures affect […]