climate change data Articles

  • EC announces support for better climate change data

    The European Commission (EC) calls for better science-based climate change information and understanding to be developed, reports Envido.The EC has announced its backing for a new climate change framework to improve the scientific accuracy of climate forecasts and modeling. In the run-up to the Copenhagen Conference, the Global Framework for Climate Services is designed to develop better ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • Climate change case study

    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 maps’ to be produced showing regions down to ...


    By Vose Software

  • Betting Wrong on Climate Change

    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 having as much of an impact ...


    By Ecocion, 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • Climate change and wheat production in Argentina

    The aim of this work is to assess the impact of past and future climate changes on wheat productivity in the Pampas region of Argentina. The study was based on long-term climatic and crop productivity data, regional climatic scenarios and a crop simulation model. Our results demonstrate that the potential wheat yield has been declining at increasing rates since 1930 mainly due to minimum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change a threat to sewage systems

    Many cities could face problems with their sewage in the future. A research study for Stockholm shows that a change in precipitation, combined with a population increase, could bring disruptions as early as the middle of the century. Climate change could put more pressure on the sewage systems in the future. Climate scenarios indicate critical factors such as increased volumes of rain and rising ...

  • Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

    The cardboard box is covered with a layer of dust so thick it must have been tucked away in this Kenyan basement for decades. The researcher wipes off the dust and rummages through the papers stored inside by someone long since retired. Sheet after sheet of neatly typed paper emerges, the faded rows of numbers detailing rainfall, temperature and wind speed. In a way, the researcher is hunting for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Reservoir management under predictable climate variability and change

    The potential effects of climate change on future water budget components and streamflow in the Mississippi River (Ontario) are assessed. Analyses of historic hydrometric data indicate an increasing trend in winter streamflows due to the rising winter air temperatures across the region over the latter half of the 20th century. These temperatures have resulted in reduced snow accumulation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comparison of legislative climate change targets in the 110th congress

    The World Resources Institute’s analysis of emissions targets and cumulative emissions budgets attempts to objectively, fairly and accurately compare GHG reductions from explicit carbon caps and complementary policies contained in climate proposals submitted in the 110th Congress. Emissions from capped sectors are calculated based on the text of the respective legislation. For sectors that are ...

  • Q&A: Patrick Wagnon on glaciers and climate change

    Patrick Wagnon is a glaciologist at the Institute of Research for Development in France, and a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a global ‘glacier chaser’, he has summited some of the highest mountains in the world, including the 8,516 metre Lhotse in the Himalayas. In 2001, Wagnon and his fellow glaciologist ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fish out of water — marine management in a changing climate

    A fisherman's tale: on the night of 6 October 1986 lobster fishermen from the small town of Gilleleje, north of Copenhagen, fishing the Kattegat Sea, found their nets crammed with Norway lobster. Many of the animals were dead or dying. About half were a strange colour. Observations of dissolved oxygen in the water in combination with the dead lobsters told researchers at the National ...

  • Joint action on climate change: Facts and figures

    Ilan Kelman examines the history, overlaps and conflicts between climate change, development and disasters. By the end of 2015, three global policy processes will have set the stage for how the world responds to major challenges facing humanity in the years to come. A voluntary agreement to tackle disasters was reached in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Endogenous Land use and the Ricardian Valuation of Climate Change

    The Ricardian technique uses cross-sectional variation in the capitalized value of climate in land to infer the agricultural costs or benefits of dynamic climate change. While a practical approach for predicting the consequences of global warming with readily available data, it may yield biased results when land-use decisions depend on the climate attributes being valued and when land has ...


    By Springer

  • Freeze thaw cycles in Toronto, Canada in a changing climate

    Freeze thaw cycles are examined in Toronto Canada. Using data from 1960 to 1989 for three Toronto area weather stations, trends in freeze thaw activity, the relationship to mean monthly temperature and projections of freeze thaw activity are examined. For downtown Toronto the annual frequency of freeze thaw cycles is decreasing significantly, most notably in the shoulder months of October and ...


    By Springer

  • Trends of climate with rapid change in Sinai, Egypt

    This study presents evidence for rapid climate change in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Analyses of data for temperature and rainfall from 1970 to 2014 show a clear tendency towards decreasing rainfall and increasing average temperatures. This trend caused severe droughts for many years that were suddenly interrupted by high and unpredictable rainfall that fluctuated heavily in space and time. If ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate Change - Right response for the wrong reasons?

    Simple questions don’t always have simple answers. Why is our climate warming? Clearly the most popular answer lies in the theory that a rise in greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide is escalating the atmosphere’s insulating effect. We have Al Gore’s graph of CO2 increases to prove it, with recent years’ data climbing ladder high ...


    By Evolve Coaching

  • Comparison of legislative climate change targets in the 110th congress

    The World Resources Institute’s analysis of emissions targets and cumulative emissions budgets attempts to objectively, fairly and accurately compare GHG reductions from explicit carbon caps and complementary policies contained in climate proposals submitted in the 110th Congress. Emissions from capped sectors are calculated based on the text of the respective legislation. For sectors that are ...

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