Diplomats reassure US remains fully committed to climate change agreement despite Senate decision to drop climate change legislation, reports Envido.
Warnings of increased UK flooding as a result of climate change
Intense bouts of flooding in the UK have increased substantially this century, with the frequency set to rise even further as a result of climate change. That is the latest warning from the Environment Agency, which said severe flooding over the last decade was linked to extreme weather events and rising sea levels. The agency highlighted Met Office data showing that there have been 17 record-breaking rainfall months and seasons since 1910 – nine of which have occurred since 2000. “Climate change...
Creating Business Opportunities from Climate Change
Dedicated to limit the environmental impact and carbon emissions, Lebanon is one of the 195 countries who made history by taking a part in the Agreement at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015. In the same year, the government published the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) with the purpose of reduction of the possible risks and irreversible consequences of climate change on its already-stretched economy and natural resources. Although Lebanon’s share in global greenhouse...
Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture
Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete effects of climate change on agriculture and the resultant human food supplies are yet to be fully understood.2,3,4 Simulating a Changing Climate In order to understand how changes in CO2,...
Adaptation and mitigation of climate change in vegetable cultivation: a review
Climate change is an unavoidable phenomenon of natural and anthropogenic origin against which mitigation and adaptation are required to reduce the magnitude of impact and vulnerability, to avoid risk in vegetable farming and to ensure sustainable livelihoods of the agricultural community. Genetic improvement of vegetable crops is an appropriate adaptation strategy to cope with climate change adversities. A combination study of genomics and phenomics provides a clear understanding of the environment's effect on...
Changes in climate zones across Turkey
Turkey lies in a critical region that is projected to be one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean region. In this study, climatic zones of Turkey were classified with respect to their climatic and meteorological characteristics. The Thornthwaite precipitation efficiency index was used to identify aridity and humidity characteristics. The index values were mapped to determine climate zones and associated climate classes and to evaluate change in time and space. Two distinct...