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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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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-Shin Chu and Hiroyuki Murakami of the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Scientists flood the woods to search for ‘ghost forests’ | Climate change

Scientist Anya Hopple looks at a probe inserted into a tree in a wooded area at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. Hopple, a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is leading a study on the impacts of sea level rise on forests. Dave Harp In low places bordering the Chesapeake […]

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‘Sense of Urgency’ for HHS Climate Change Office

Without money and permanent staff to address the public health effects of global warming, low-income and elderly populations risk devastating consequences, from weather emergencies to chronic diseases, leading to preventable deaths and costing billions of dollars to the world. government. Meanwhile, city and state public health officials say it will take hundreds of billions of […]

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New funding for KPU research to help agriculture recover from climate change impacts

New funding will help researchers at Kwantlen Polytechnic University study ways to help agriculture recover from the extreme impacts of climate change like the heat wave and flooding that hit British Columbia in 2021. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture at KPU $440,000 over […]

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Climate variability may not be strongly linked to human evolution • Earth.com

Climate variability may not have been a primary driver of human and mammalian evolution, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. The researchers compared environmental data and the fossil record of large mammals that have lived across Africa for the past four million years. The results contradict the long-held theory that climate […]

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Economists care about climate change more than any other election issue

Offered a menu of issues to choose from as the most important in the May 21 election, Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly focused on one. Three-quarters of the top 50 economists surveyed by The Conversation and the Australia Economic Society named “climate and environment” as the most important issue for the new government and the […]

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Many climate models may be fundamentally flawed

Most simulations of the future of our climate may be overly sensitive to melting Arctic ice as a cause of abrupt changes in ocean circulation, according to new research from scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Climatologists count the Atlantic Meridian Overturning Circulation (or AMOC) as one of the biggest tipping points on the path […]

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Disobedience to climate change in all its forms

I think in particular of the thousands of Massachusetts residents who showed up at hearings in Beacon Hill, signed petitions and lobbied their senators and state representatives, all in favor of the proposition that the use of fossil fuels must stop. I think of the activists who write countless letters to the editor to counter […]

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Climate Change and Workforce Development Top Topics on Day 1 of Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The United States is an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and Thursday the Symposium Encounter with the Arctic began at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. At the event, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy hosted ambassadors from other Arctic nations “Our common interests include transportation, resource development including minerals, oil and gas, […]

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Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change

Ideas & Debate Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change Thursday 07 April 2022 Asokon Lomulin in his hut in Kamekwi village in Turkana during a prolonged drought in 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA By Olufunso SomorinMore from this author Summary Urgent action is needed to build the resilience and […]

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Donors get $100m to benefit minorities on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of financial donors committed to racial equity plans to announce Tuesday that it has secured at least $100 million a year to benefit minority groups who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. The group, the Donors of Color Network, will also announce that 10 of the country’s top […]

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Pushing for an inquiry into the health impacts of climate change

“Extreme weather events have a huge impact on people’s mental health, in many cases for years after the events,” she said. “In communities across Australia, we have seen an increase in clinically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicide in the years following such events.” Falinski said national security, achieving net zero, the […]

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Climate variability boosts tropical tree growth during the dry season • Earth.com

A new study published in the journal nature geoscience found that the growth of tropical trees is driven by climatic variability during dry seasons. By analyzing tree ring data from tropical and subtropical trees – a reliable indicator of tree growth – a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona in the United […]

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Carbon cycle estimates – key to predicting climate change – are incorrect, Virginia Tech researchers show | VTX

Virginia Tech researchers, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have discovered that key elements of the global carbon cycle used to track the movement of carbon dioxide through the environment are not correct, which could significantly alter the conventional models of the carbon cycle. Estimating the amount of carbon dioxide that plants extract […]

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Predicting Dengue Outbreaks Using Climate Variability and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques in a Stochastic Susceptible-Infected-Eliminated Model

This article was originally published here Sci Rep. 2022 Mar 31;12(1):5459. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09489-y. ABSTRACT The recent increase in the global incidence of dengue has resulted in over 2.7 million cases in Latin America and numerous cases in Southeast Asia and has warranted the development and application of early warning systems (EWS) for futuristic epidemic forecasting. […]

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How bad is Ukraine’s war on climate change?

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

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Scientist analyzes cloud data to improve climate models

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

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Scientist analyzes cloud data to improve climate models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Indian banks unprepared for financial impacts of climate change: report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Behavioral economics in action – climate change

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

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Corrective machine learning to improve climate models

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

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Ramalingam Saravanan *90 explains how to interpret climate patterns

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

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

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

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

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

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Northern Ireland MPs pass Edwin Poots climate change bill

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

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Using plankton shells to assess the accuracy of climate models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Climate change bills split to focus in House

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

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

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

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

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

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Not too late to reduce the cost of climate change

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

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Climate change advice Pollination attracts investment from ANZ

ANZ Banking Group has taken a minority stake in sustainability investment and consultancy firm Pollination, with the complementary partnership to accelerate the company’s net zero aspirations. Specialist climate change investment and advisory Pollination has attracted a $50 million investment from Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) banking group as part of its Series B funding round, […]

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Stockton teacher takes part in Climate Change Studies program pilot

STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) – A Stockton teacher is among a select group of California high school educators participating in a climate change pilot program. Scott Jorgensen, a teacher at Pacific Law Academy, teaches a program developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the San Joaquin and Kern county Bureau of Education departments. He teaches the […]

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Visakhapatnam: Existing climate models need to be scaled down for better compatibility with hydrological datasets, says NGRI director

“A 1 cm rise in sea level can influence groundwater a few kilometers inland with seawater intrusion” “A 1 cm rise in sea level can influence groundwater a few kilometers inland with seawater intrusion” A two-day national seminar on hydrology, whose central theme was “Climate change and extreme hydrological events”, kicked off here on Friday. […]

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Climate change: these cities will be under water, according to the ranking

A ranking based on population and elevation places Vancouver in the top 20 when it comes to cities that will be submerged as sea levels rise. The ranking of coastal towns has been drawn up on the basis of a “conservative estimate” of an elevation of up to 1.5 metres, although project officials say other […]

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NCAR pits Azure Cloud against its own big iron for climate models

When people think of supercomputers, they think of two different performance vectors (intentional pun), but usually the first thing they think about is the performance of a large parallel machine, since it is performing a massive task scaling across tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of cores working in concert. It’s what gets all […]

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Women should be at the center of climate change conversations

Women planting cassava on newly prepared land in Nigeria, July 12, 2017. [AFP, Courtesy] A walk through Nairobi’s Karura Forest on a cool morning is nostalgic. One cannot help but marvel at various native trees and shrubs. A shrub, we learned, is known as mutatis in Gikuyu language (umbrella tree). Its leaves and branches are […]

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What are Earth System and Climate Models?

By US Department of Energy February 20, 2022 Earth system models and climate models are a complex integration of environmental variables used to understand our planet. Earth system models simulate how chemistry, biology, and physical forces work together. These models are similar to but much more comprehensive than global climate models. To understand Earth system […]

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Western mega-drought worst in 1,200 years, intensified by climate change, study finds | News

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Climate change: US climate envoy slams countries that don’t embrace science

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): Stating that only 20 countries on the planet account for 80% of all emissions, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry said that unfortunately not all countries are adopting science-based plans to limit the rise in temperature. “Unfortunately, some of these countries have not yet adopted plans to […]

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Climate change and extreme weather will have complex effects on disease transmission

Temperature fluctuations such as heat waves can have very different effects on infection rates and disease outcomes depending on the average background temperature, according to a report published today in eLife. The study suggests that it will become increasingly difficult to predict the consequences of climate change on host-pathogen interactions as global temperatures rise and […]