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Climate change responses to shape Asia`s future

by Associated Press  (Apr. 1, 2014)

Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits. Millions of people in the region have already been displaced by floods and droughts thought related to ...

Latest IPCC Report Addresses Risks of Changing Climate

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 31, 2014)

The latest Working Group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that the effects of climate change are being felt on all continents and across all oceans.   It also confirms that in many parts of the world, we are ill-prepared to manage the risks associated with the changing climate.   At the ...

Business Support for Policy Action on Climate Change Grows 20-Fold as the “Climate Declaration” Hits First Anniversary

by Ceres  (Apr. 11, 2014)

On the heels of a new UN report detailing damaging and accelerating impacts of climate change, top business executives from IKEA, JLL, Mars Inc., Sprint and VF Corp. met today with members of the Congressional ...

Hydropower needs ‘new climate knowledge’

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 26, 2014)

In a region where on average more than 60 per cent of electricity is provided by hydropower facilities — in contrast to a less than 20 per cent globally — the future of water availability matters. So, this issue dominated the second day of the Conference for Latin ...

IPCC Report: A changing climate creates pervasive risks but opportunities exist for effective responses

by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (Mar. 31, 2014)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the ...

How will the climate be impacted by future changes to the Arctic`s sea ice and snow cover?

by SMHI International Consulting Services  (Apr. 9, 2014)

Extreme weather events such as cold snaps in the winter and heat waves in the summer have been linked to the reduction of sea ice and warming in the Arctic. The proportion of the observed extreme events that is due to the reduction of sea ice in the Arctic is still an unanswered question. The GREENICE research project plans to find out more about ...

UN chief on Greenland climate change visit

by Associated Press  (Mar. 26, 2014)

Global warming must not be forgotten, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday after visiting Greenland to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate problems. "You can't argue with nature. We need to act now," Ban said in Uummannaq, a town of 1,200 people north of the Arctic Circle. "The problem doesn't go away by being silent." ...

Climate scientists in Japan to study warming risks

by Associated Press  (Mar. 25, 2014)

 Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, scientists gathered in Yokohama for a climate change conference said Tuesday. The hundreds of scientists from 100 countries meeting in this Japanese port city are putting finishing touches on a massive ...

Municipal Water Leaders, Federal Agencies Collaborate on Climate Change Resilience

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Apr. 10, 2014)

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) hosted a Water Resilience Summit this week, as part of Water Week 2014. Following a number of discussions with ...

Climate change – this could be the situation in Europe in 30 years time

by SMHI International Consulting Services  (Apr. 7, 2014)

According to climate calculations, Europe will experience substantial warming, even if the global temperature increase is only two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (known as the two degree target). A global temperature rise of two degrees could be a reality in just 30 years. Some model simulations show that this may occur before 2030, ...

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