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Sir David King: `Climate change is the biggest opportunity of our age`

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

In his lecture as the 2016 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)'s Melchett Award, Sir David King FRS HonFEI, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, professed the importance of clean energy innovation in tackling the challenge of climate change. Addressing more than 230 energy professionals in London, Sir David outlined ...

Out with climate change, in with climate risk

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 24, 2012)

The impacts of the negative externalities caused by human actions and inactions towards the environment are often shrouded by the bickering debates of scientists, environmentalists, politicians and other stakeholders regarding the science of climate change. While the 'controversy' surrounding climate change continues, the realities of ...

Climatic identity assessment of the climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 22, 2013)

In the last few decades, due to the potentially serious impacts upon the atmosphere, earth, and ocean the climate change issue become internationally disputable subject among many scientists including various specialists such as climatologists, atmospheric researchers, oceanographers, hydro–meteorologists, agriculturalists, in particular, ...

Climate change and human insecurity

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 19, 2008)

Recently, the question of link or the relationship between the global climate change and the level of economic activity becomes the major issue and comes to the focal point of research. In this study, we try to find out the linkage between environment and economic growth. Let us consider a certain level of income, up to which one may reasonably ...

Betting Wrong on Climate Change

by Ecocion, Inc.  (Jan. 17, 2011)

Whether companies agree with the science of Global Climate Change or not, the business implications are too great are too great to be ignored. Climate Change will change how business is conducted and should be managed like any other strategic asset or liability on the corporation’s balance sheet. Trends Executives view Climate Change as ...

Forests, health and climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 19, 2011)

Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete ...

Heat waves and climate change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 28, 2012)

There has been a remarkable run of record shattering heat waves in recent years, from the Russian heat wave of 2010 that set forests ablaze to the historic heat wave in Texas in 2011 and the Summer in March in the U.S. Midwest in 2012. These events typify the ongoing trend driven by climate change. Climate change is already affecting extreme ...

Answering climate change skeptics

Occasionally, when I tell people at a professional or social event that I am a climate change engineer, I get scorn – from climate change skeptics. Perhaps you’ve met such people, too, when you identify yourself as working in the environmental or sustainability area. I divide such people into 2 groups: those idealistically anti-climate ...

Book Review: Climate Change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 13, 2007)

Climate Change, by Michael A. Toman and Brent Sohngen. Ashgate, 2004, 550pp. ISBN 0-7546-2372-6Keywords: book ...

Climate change and biodiversity

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Mar. 9, 2010)

On average, global temperatures on land have risen by 0.8 °C compared with pre‑industrial times. European land areas have warmed up more rapidly, however, increasing by more than 1.2 °C so far (IPCC, 2007), with a further increase of1.0–5.5 °C expected by the end of the 21st century (Christensen et al., 2007). Already southern Europe has ...

Adapting to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 28, 2010)

This assessment addresses climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation (1). Global climate observations, science and physical impacts as well as mitigation — the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — are covered in separate analyses (2). To achieve the EU's objective of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 °C ...

Climate change case study

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 8, 2014)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) commissioned a team of scientists to assess the change in vulnerability of EU Member States to infectious disease over the next fifty years as a result of projected changes in climate. Vose lead the modelling part of the project, developing a range of indices that allowed ‘heat ...

Global climate change

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Feb. 1, 2008)

Qn October 12, 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for their efforts to develop and disseminate greater knowledge about climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract climate change. In bestowirig the award, the Norwegian Nobel ...

Climate change, adaptation and water

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 30, 2011)

Impacts of climate change Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by anthropogenic climate changes. The socio-economic impacts of climate change are significant: between 2000 and 2006, the frequency of disaster from extreme climate events worldwide increased by 187 per cent as ...

Climate Change – The global challenge

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 25, 2008)

Earlier this month, the European Commissioner for the environment, Stavros Dimas, gave a speech on the global challenges of climate change and the role of the UK and her European partners in setting the agenda for addressing the challenge of climate change. A speech by Stavros DIMAS Commissioner responsible for environment Ladies and ...

Meeting the climate change challenge

by CSA Standards  (Feb. 20, 2010)

I thank you for this kind introduction and for inviting me today. The Engineering Institute of Canada should be commended for hosting this event. I am here to outline some of the things that CSA is doing in the area of climate change. There is understandable uncertainty at the moment on the road Canada will choose to address this issue. However, ...

Climate Change and Desertification-A Highlights

by Bringing Together for Knowledge Development (BTKD)  (Jul. 12, 2011)

A concept paper designed to work further on analyzing aspects of climate change towards desertification in Nepal. Interested to move ahead for analysing key issues. The highlights tried to show the summary of some avaiable informaiton in relation to climate change and desertification. Land degradation is described as: ‘...reduction or loss ...

Thermodynamics of climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 22, 2013)

Climate modelling is discussed from a thermodynamic point of view, using a control volume approach in which the environment and a superficial layer of the earth form the volume, concentric spherical shell of predominantly gaseous content with a thin layer of the earth. An energy equation that includes anthropogenic heat is suggested based on the ...

Climate change and the future of agriculture

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 18, 2009)

The purpose of this paper is to review our current knowledge of the potential effects of climate change on agriculture and world food supply. Attention is first directed to the types of climate change, particularly reductions in soil water availability, likely to be most critical for agriculture. Secondly, a number of types of effects on ...

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