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Climate change is fueling forest disturbances

by Wageningen University and Research Centre  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Climate change is already altering the environment. Long-lived ecosystems such as forests are particularly vulnerable to the comparatively rapid changes in the climate system. A new international study published this week in Nature Climate Change shows that damage from wind, bark beetles, and wildfires has increased drastically in Europe’s ...

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 ...

Global Shift to Renewable Power Urgently Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This first edition of REthinking Energy–which draws on worldwide research and analysis by the intergovernmental agency ...

Climate change heralds end of civilisations

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 13, 2014)

Scientists looking at what is known as the “Fertile Crescent” of ancient Mesopotamia have found new evidence that drought caused by climate change brings an end to civilisations. It is the latest study that confirms the threat posed to present ...

Drowned tropical forests add to climate change

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 11, 2014)

Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial − and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many rocky regions low on vegetation and population, such as in Iceland and other northern mountainous ...

Farmers Urge Cameron To Tackle Climate Change – Rainwater Tanks to Collect Free Water

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Sep. 19, 2014)

According to the Western Morning News, campaigners, including some farmers, are urging David Cameron to take action at next week’s climate change summit in New York, following widespread flooding and storms that have battered the Westcountry and Somerset earlier in the year. A number of charities back the campaigners, including Christian ...

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

While significant efforts are underway to better understand the role that forests play in climate change, the field of study remains relatively new. This is especially true when considering the complex policy, governance and technical requirements associated with managing climate change mitigation services provided by forests. Reducing Emissions ...

A Climate Change Agreement Is a Global Health Agreement

by The World Bank  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The World Health Organization kicked off its global high-level conference on Health and Climate Change this week in Geneva. What makes this conference particularly significant is the fact that while the WHO has been working on this agenda for the past 20 years, this is the first time it has led a conference with so many decision-makers involved. ...

Climate change damages Europe’s forests

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 5, 2014)

Climate change is here, it’s happening now, and for the last few decades it has been demonstrably bad news for many of Europe’s forests. An international team of researchers say in a report from the European Forest Institute that climate change is altering the environment, and it is long-lived ecosystems like forests that are ...

Climate action and economies can grow together

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 17, 2014)

We can have our cake and eat it. That’s the main message of a new study that says the idea that we have to choose between battling against climate change or promoting growth in the world’s economy is a “false dilemma”. The report, The New Climate Economy, was produced by the ...

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