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  • 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 ...

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Regional climate models discussed at Lund conference

    More than 200 researchers from around the world are meeting this week in Lund to evaluate the recent development of regional climate models. These models have certainly been improved greatly in recent years; they can be refined further to provide even better support for the preparations we must make for future climate change. That climate change, very largely caused by human activities, ...

  • Global climate models `need regional sensitivity`

    Global climate change models are of limited use to agricultural policymakers in some regions of the developing world, according to a report by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The report ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change models discussed at Lund conference

    More than 200 researchers from around the world are meeting this week in Lund to evaluate the recent development of regional climate models. These models have certainly been improved greatly in recent years; they can be refined further to provide even better support for the preparations we must make for future climate change. That climate change, very largely caused by ...

  • DOE, USDA, and NSF launch joint climate change prediction research program

    The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that -- significantly more powerful than ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Gauging the impact of climate on U.S. agriculture

    Original story at MIT News To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these ...

  • Latest technique in climate forecasts shows decrease in UK summer rainfall

    Results from the latest multiple model ensemble techniques in climate change forecasting, published by Britain's Royal Society, indicate that average summer rainfall for northern Europe could decrease by between 5 and 20 per cent by the end of the century. The findings use Met Office Hadley Centre climate simulations in a multiple model ensemble. This method has been pioneered by climate research ...


    By The Met Office

  • Economic risks from climate change bigger than previously estimated

    A new version of a standard economic model shows that the risks from unchecked climate change are bigger than previously estimated and strengthens the case for strong cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper by Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ocean temperatures and sea level increases 50% higher than previously estimated

    New research suggests that ocean temperature and associated sea level increases between 1961 and 2003 were 50 percent larger than estimated in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The results are reported in the June 19 edition of the journal Nature. An international team of researchers, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientist Peter Gleckler, ...

  • Better infrastructure for continued development of climate models

    More complex climate models make great demands on a well-functioning computer environment. In a newly established EU project, SMHI is developing and simplifying collaboration between researchers by building up the infrastructure and support services for climate research. The climate models used to make calculations of the future climate are becoming increasingly advanced. They have higher ...

  • A model for health and climate change

    The impacts of climate change on human health are projected to be severe and widespread. A reliable model or software tool is needed to help quantify these impacts so that policies can be developed to mitigate against them. A recent report suggests that newly developed systems-based models need to be further expanded to allow greater quantification of climate-health relationships. Most research ...

  • DOE releases new breed of supercomputers for improving global climate predictions

    Three researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have proposed an innovative way to improve global climate change predictions by using a supercomputer with low-power embedded microprocessors, an approach that would overcome limitations posed by today's conventional supercomputers. In a paper published in the May issue of the International ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • More than 100 climate simulations show the future climate

    Researchers at SMHI have completed over 100 regional climate simulations for Europe, Africa, the Arctic, the Middle East and South Asia within the framework of the CORDEX project. The result is detailed regional material that is unique in its size. It can be used for further research, in studies into climate effects and for climate adaptation. Material from nine global climate models has ...

  • Portal Provides Easier Access to Data from Climate Models

    Introducing the climate4impact.eu data portal which is aimed at researchers and other users who work with the impacts of climate change and need access to data from climate modelling. The portal has been developed within the framework of an EU project. “The portal will provide unified and simplified access to the global scenario databases in which you can find data and supporting ...

  • NASA: Global Warming Will Bring More Severe Storms

    NEW YORK, New York, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The most violent severe storms and tornadoes may become more common as Earth’s climate warms, say scientists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, using a new climate model. The scientsts predict that in a warmer climate, stronger and more severe storms can be expected, but with fewer storms overall. Previous climate model ...

  • Improved climate change projections for SE Asia

    'This study will provide the first detailed regional information about climate change to assist Indonesian agencies to make better informed decisions about how to respond to these potential changes,' says CSIRO climate modeller, Dr Jack Katzfey. The workshop is part of a year-long project being carried out by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and the Indonesian Bureau of ...

  • Piraeus Bank’s pioneering Climate Risk Management Model

    Piraeus Bank is the 2nd largest bank in Greece, with particular know-how in the areas of medium-sized and small enterprises, consumer and mortgage credit, green banking, agricultural banking (following the recent acquisition of ATEbank), capital markets investment banking, and leasing. During 2010-2012, Piraeus Bank ran the climabiz project (co-funded by the European Union through the financial ...

  • AUS$2.8m to help our Australian coasts adapt to climate change

    The Rudd Government is providing AUS$2.8 million for three new projects to help Australia’s ulnerable coastal communities plan for the effects of climate change. Announcing the projects in Fremantle today, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said adapting to the unavoidable effects of climate change is a priority under the Government’s climate change policy. “Acting on ...


    By Australian Government

  • 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 ...

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