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 ...


  • Providing quality assurance to data delivered by Copernicus Climate Change Service

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL, in collaboration with the University of Reading and Telespazio France, has launched a major new project to ensure the Copernicus Climate ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Environment minister views impacts of climate change in cumbria

    152/10 Environment Minister Lord Henley today visited the high fells of Cumbria to see the impact of a year of weather extremes on the area and to discuss the changes needed over the next 30 years to adapt to the changing climate. A report from Natural England has predicted that changes to the climate in the high fells could alter the landscape as we see it today – and bring a change in the ...

  • NEIKER is studying the impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has had a Microbial Observatory in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Nature Reserve (Huesca Pyrenees) since 2011. Its purpose is to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research areas are located at altitudes of between 1,500 and ...

  • Decadal forecasts to help prepare for the impacts of climate change

    On the day that marks 25 years since the Thames Barrier was first raised to protect London from possible flooding, experts from the Met Office say that the next quarter century could see greater frequency of extreme weather events along with more torrential rain, particularly during winter months. The Barrier offers London unparalleled protection against North Sea tidal surges as well as holding ...


    By The Met Office

  • Integrated models predict climate change impacts on biodiversity

    Predictions of the impact of climate change on biodiversity have tended to focus on changes in the quantity of suitable habitat. New research evaluates second generation models that combine population and climate data, setting out standards for their development. One of the 10 objectives of the EU Biodiversity Action Plan is to support biodiversity to adapt to climate change. Recently, there has ...

  • Climate change impacts linked to ozone depletion

    "A warming world with violent storms holds many unpleasant surprises" said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD). "Recent research now suggests that this may include damage to the protective ozone shield, which protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation that causes skin cancer, cataracts, suppresses the human immune system, and damages ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European study catalogues impact of manmade climate change

    Anthropogenic climate change, that is change derived from human activities, is making an indelible mark on the earth's physical and biological systems. Based on data covering a 30-year period, an international team of researchers have catalogued for the first time in one place the array of changes that have occurred in the animal and plant kingdom as a result of human-generated climate change. ...

  • 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

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