climate change impact News

  • Climate change impact report

    The US Department of the Interior has released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control and fish and wildlife in the western US. The report to Congress represents the first consistent and coordinated assessment of risks to future water supplies across eight major reclamation river basins. “Water is the ...


  • Impact of Climate Change in Africa

    Africa is the continent that will suffer most under global warming. Past history gives us lessons on the likely effects of future climate change. Of greatest concern are the ‘large infrequent disturbances’ to the climate as these will have the most devastating effects. In a remarkable study from the Kenyan Tsavo National Park published in the African Journal of Ecology, Dr Lindsey Gillson ...


  • Climate change impacts on Europe’s water

    Impacts of climate change include increasing water scarcity and flood risk, along with decline in water quality. This study explores which ecosystems will be most impacted and analyses how the effects of climate change act as causes of additional emissions, thereby reinforcing global warming in a positive feedback loop. The paper was prepared for the European Parliament by Ecologic jointly with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Adapting to climate change - Impacts for business

    Changes in the Earth's climate system are already creating issues for how business operates. While the magnitude and frequency of climate impacts is uncertain, the consequences of some climate change impacts are now unavoidable. These include, water scarcity, disruption of international markets, increased frequency of extreme weather events, and potential mass migration of people. According to ...

  • Climate change impacts in your backyard

    Climate change is expected to lead to worsening drought conditions and greater heat extremes, increased threats of Dengue Fever, drought, floods, air pollution and myriad health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read how their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Impact of insects to increase with climate change

    Climate change could have long term adverse effects on European forests. New research predicts that increases in insect impacts could have damaging effects which are not generally accounted for in models predicting the effects of climate change on vegetation. Although it is well known that occasional insect plagues can severely affect forests, scientists have not studied the effect of normal ...

  • Managing the impacts of climate change on poverty

    Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris. The report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Assessing climate change impacts in the Pyrenees

    Europe’s mountain regions may suffer some of the most severe impacts of climate change. Increasing temperatures can change snow-cover patterns and lead to water shortages and other problems such as reduced ski tourism. Species may also face extinction if unable to move northward or uphill. To investigate these current and potential impacts in the Pyrenees, the European Environment Agency ...

  • Are we underestimating the impacts of climate change?

    In the wake of new findings that the world’s oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide at a decreasing rate, that China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been grossly underestimated, and greenhouse gas emissions world wide are rising at a staggering pace, many scientists now believe the impacts of climate change will be more severe and will happen much faster than previously believed. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Social impacts of climate change in the UK

    Research on the differential social impacts of climate change in the UK is being published today by the Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) and is supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The research, which was undertaken by CAG Consultants, draws attention to the link between climate and welfare, and scopes out national and local ...

  • Impact of climate change on marine algae

    With climate change looming large, countries around the world are mobilising their top scientists in an effort to measure its impact on the environment and society. One such scientist is the young Dr Björn Rost, who was recently awarded a EUR 1.4 million Independent Researcher Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His research will focus on the impact of climate change on micro algae in ...

  • Trillions at risk from impacts of climate change – Report

    An average of US$2.5 trillion, or 1.8 per cent, of the world’s financial assets would be at risk from the impacts of climate change if global mean surface temperature rises by 2.5°C (4.5°F) above its pre-industrial level by 2100. These conclusions are presented in a new paper by researchers at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada Targets Climate Change Impact and Resilience

    Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq today released the 2013-2016 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. “Our Government is taking action on environmental issues that matter most to Canadians,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Canada’s second Federal Sustainable Development Strategy builds ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU examines impact of climate change on jobs

    On 22 and 23 June, the European Commission will hold a major event in Brussels to examine the impact of climate change on employment. Bringing together around 300 policy makers and experts, this latest edition of the Restructuring Forum will address issues such as how many jobs will be lost and how many created due to climate change; how skills and qualifications will have to evolve; and what ...


    By European Commission

  • Putting a human face to impacts of climate change

    Rising temperatures. Melting icecaps. Dying coral reefs. The list of physical manifestations of greenhouse gas emissions that are discussed during climate talks tends to omit one vital component of the issue — the effect on human beings themselves. This is according to Koko Warner, head of Environmental ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Developing Countries Brace for Climate Change Impact

    Will enough rain fall for crops to grow? What will happen to heavily populated low-lying areas when glaciers melt? Can island peoples keep their way of life if coral reefs no longer attract enough fish for them to eat? Bank's Bali Message: Keep Developing Nations GrowingThese are some of the questions being asked in developing countries already suffering the consequences of climate change, ...


    By The World Bank

  • EPA Climate Change Report Highlights Impact on Agriculture

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new report on climate change this week that predicts significant impacts to agriculture stemming from more frequent droughts and flooding, unless there is global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report titled, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” predicts that without a concerted effort to ...

  • SEC: businesses should disclose climate change impacts

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued 'interpretive guidance' to companies on January 27 to indicate how companies should handle the impacts of climate change in their financial disclosures. While the SEC guidance does not create new legal requirements, it points out where companies could be liable if they fail to disclose potential climate change impacts. Specifically, the SEC ...

  • UN warns of impact of climate change on South Asia

    Climate change could have a particularly severe impact on South Asia, where a large proportion of the region’s population depends on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, a United Nations-sponsored conference heard today. A six-day workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, starting today, is examining the effects of global warming on the predominantly agricultural region, with over two-thirds of ...


    By United Nations

  • Planning for the inevitable: the impact of climate change on biodiversity

    Climate change is already having an impact on habitats and species in Europe, for example a decrease in plant species has been recorded in some areas. According to recent research, spatial planning is a key concept in making European  ecosystems more resilient to climate change, as it takes into account all factors that affect a habitat, including economic development, transport, ...

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