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Climate changes ensnare Antarctic predator

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 29, 2014)

Climate change has begun to take its toll of one of Antarctica’s top predators. The Antarctic fur seal is being born with a lower weight and tends to breed later than earlier generations − almost certainly in response to the reduced availability of its prime food, krill. But the fur seal (Arctocephalus gazelle) is also changing in ...

Climate Change Threatens California Economy by Changing Ecosystems

by Environmental Defense Fund  (Jan. 20, 2012)

Climate change is likely to harm California's economy by reducing the types of natural, non-irrigated vegetation available for livestock forage and the ability of forest ecosystems to store carbon dioxide, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the scientific journal Climatic Change. The ability of ecosystems to store carbon dioxide is a ...

European farmers - adapting to climate change

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 12, 2008)

A changing climate will significantly affect the future of the agricultural sector in Europe. A new report shows that management practices are important factors in reducing the impacts of a changing climate. Researchers compared climate data with farm performance data1 across the EU152, also taking into account policy, land use, size and ...

Changes in species interaction provide clues to climate change extinctions

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 24, 2013)

How does climate change cause extinction? An extensive analysis of the available evidence has explored this question and concluded that climate change’s effects on the interactions between species is likely to be the main reason for local extinctions. For example, climate change may lead to the loss of prey for predators. Currently, there is ...

Climate change and health in Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 8, 2008)

In a classic example of how not to orchestrate the public release of a major study of potentially great interest to Canadians, the federal government has made available on a request only basis a pivotal report on health-related vulnerabilities to climate change. Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and ...

Climate change and the integrity of science

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 7, 2010)

We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. When someone says that society should ...

Chris Huhne: `The Geopolitics of climate change`

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 7, 2011)

Introduction Thank you all for coming along today, to listen the second in a series of three speeches. Last week, I talked about the economics of climate change. Next week, I will look the science of climate change, and the international negotiations. Today, I want to focus on the geopolitics. Not what causes climate change, or how we might ...

A new report updates climate change science

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 1, 2009)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report1 is the primary scientific basis for global negotiations on climate change. In anticipation of the UN Climate Change Conference2 in Copenhagen, the International Alliance of Research Universities has presented an update of a broad range of research relating to climate ...

Europe faces double climate change challenge

by  (Jul. 9, 2007)

Europe faces double climate change challenge Europe must not only cut greenhouse gas emissions but also take early action to minimise the impact of global warming on the region. That is the message in a European Commission green paper published this month, which sets out ways Europe can adapt to climate change and reduce the threat to people, ...

Climate change threatens Canada`s water: report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 4, 2011)

Coordinated national and regional water conservation guidelines are required to address the detrimental impact climate change is having on Canada's water system, according to Simon Fraser University's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT). "The days when Canadians take an endless abundance of fresh water for granted are numbered," warns Bob ...

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