climate change Articles

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Blockchain Technology Can Boost Climate Action

    Experts meeting at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in May have said that a new technology called “Blockchain” could play a major role in tackling climate change. A Blockchain is a distributed database that is continuously updated and verified by its users. Each added block of data is “chained” and becomes part of a growing list of records, under the ...

  • Wacky Weather: What it Means for Seasonal Birds

    Last Tuesday started off like an average early-May day in the town of Carlsbad, New Mexico, with temperatures steadily rising into the low 80s. As late afternoon approached, light rain started and became stronger as the evening went on. It wasn’t until after dinner that Carlsbad resident Skye Pope noticed a much louder tapping sound on his windows and roof than simply rain, and went outside ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE)

    Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE) is dedicated to resolve urban environmental issues including high-resolution weather forecasting, urban flooding prediction, road meteorology and urban carbon dynamics, and new urban service systems to minimize and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on urban dwellers. WISE is targeting South Korea’s capitol, ...


    By Apogee Instruments, Inc.

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Climatic identity assessment of the climate change

    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, local administrators in addition to politicians, as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Out with climate change, in with climate risk

    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 climate-related disasters are very true as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Driving climate change

    This autumn the European Parliament and Council of Ministers are expected to cast their final votes on fuel efficiency standards for cars. The EU positions itself as a world leader on climate change, yet it has steadfastly failed to stand up to he car lobby. If the EU does not effectively legislate for greater fuel efficiency, it is in danger of failing to meet its own 2020 greenhouse gas ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Gender, water and climate change

    Climate change is a reality, and poses a serious long term threat to society and to the environment. Scientists have generated significant evidence that the use of fossil fuels, deforestation, and changes in land use have led to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, causing the Earth’s surface temperature to rise. This has already and will continue to result in changing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate Change and Biodiversity

    On two counts this is a book which I would not normally have rushed out to buy. I generally dislike books that are compilations of a range of short specialist articles. Few editors are capable of co-ordinating the disparate pieces into one readable and comprehensive whole. My second negative criticism is, ‘not yet another book on global warming’- for surely this is the most over-written and ...


    By Springer

  • A Climate Change Reality Check

    The world spent $50 billion dollars per year on weather-related disasters in the 1980s, according to the World Bank. Today, we spend roughly ...

  • Changing the Business Climate in 2015

    The business of climate change has changed. Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it. Nascent and costly clean energy technologies, skepticism of climate science and a still deeply-embedded reliance ...


    By Ceres

  • Understanding Climate Change

    Understanding the intricate dynamics of climate change is not easy. Even reducing climate change to one simple metric such as average mean temperature, or number of extreme weather occurrences, leaves unanswered a host of nagging questions and a complex of array of real world facts inconsistent with whatever yardstick one choses. One example cited in an insightful essay on climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change Threatens Coral

    For many years environmentalists have stressed the importance of coral to the environment. Scientists estimate some kinds of coral have existed on earth for hundreds of millions of years. Currently, though, anthropogenic activity, especially CO2 emissions, pose a significant threat to coral populations. Coral reefs are irreplaceable; by implementing conservation strategies, protection plans, and ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Water

    Both natural and anthropogenic processes contribute significantly to climate change. Among the natural processes are changes in the energy emitted from the sun, the distance between the sun and the earth, and eruptions from volcanoes. The main anthropogenic processes include emissions of greenhouse gasses such as methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate Change & Health

    The heat accumulating in the earth (mostly in the oceans) because of manmade emissions into the atmosphere is roughly equal to the heat of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs exploding across the planet EVERY DAY.1 As a physician involved in environmental medicine for over 40 years, I certainly agree with the World Health Organization that climate change is the most significant ...

  • Climate change connections

    MY son has a friend whose mother loves him very much. She loves him so much that she is terrified, absolutely terrified, that something might hurt him. Because she loves him so much and is so afraid that something bad might happen to him, she seems determined not to let anything happen to him. He is not allowed to take city buses, go to his high school football games or ride his bike in the city ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Regional climate change and adaptation

    Spanning the centre of continental Europe, the Alps play a crucial role in accumulating and supplying water to the continent. Recognised as the 'water towers of Europe', the mountains host most of the headwaters of the rivers Danube, Rhine, Po and Rhone; as such, they deliver vital ecosystem services both within and beyond the region, underpinning social and economic wellbeing in vast lowland ...

  • The domino effect in climate change

    This paper provides a concise summary of the natural and the anthropogenic greenhouse effect and the major causes for climate change. This summary may be particularly accessible for readers who are not familiar with natural sciences. Building on these explanations, we develop a simplifying atmospheric model that demonstrates a widely unknown aspect of global warming: the greenhouse effect ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing countries and climate change

    This paper is a discussion of the policies of developing countries in the negotiations on climate change. To most developing countries, this is not considered a major issue (except for OASIS countries) but it was used as an instrument for leveraging their claims for a better distribution of wealth among nations and an increase in Official Development Assistance (ODA). The adoption of renewable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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