In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South.
Arsenal extends renewable energy contract and tackles climate change
North London-based football club Arsenal has switched to 100% green energy after extending its partnership with renewables provider Octopus Energy. Octopus, which has been the club`s official energy partner since October 2016, will now provide 100% power to the club`s 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium in North London under a contract signed on 3 August, 2017. Power will come from Octopus` solar power plants as well as anaerobic digestion using food waste collected at the stadium, which will provide both biogas...
With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare
Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Winters in Ohio are warming quicker than summers are, while summer nighttime lows are increasing faster than daytime highs, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Extreme rain events are far more common in Ohio...
Climate change legislation sees huge increase
A growing number of countries are passing laws aimed at ensuring they will keep their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, new research shows. But some still need to do more to give their pledges practical effect under national laws. An analysis by researchers and staff of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC, shows a clear rise in the number of countries introducing legislation to support the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) they have undertaken to make under the Paris...
Climate change promises rough ride for airlines
Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner fleet, is expected to generate stronger wind shear within the stratospheric jetstreams. Paul Williams, a meteorologist at the University of Reading in the UK, reports in the Advances in Atmospheric...
Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move
How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The Science paper highlights the profound challenges that face species and ecosystems, and demonstrates that the resulting “species on the...