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  • Soil in Finland sensitive to climate warming

    Warmer climate will threaten the role of forests as carbon sinks. Plant remains will decompose faster and carbon dioxide emissions from soil will increase. In cold conditions the decomposition processes are very sensitive to the rise in temperature. These results were obtained at a recently completed research project carried out by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Forest ...

  • Climate is warming – despite `ups and downs`

    “Despite 2010 being a very warm year globally, the severity of the 2009-2010 northern winter and a wetter and cooler Australia in 2010 relative to the past few years have been misinterpreted by some to imply that climate change is not occurring,” Mr Hunt said. “Recent wet conditions in eastern Australia mainly reflect short-term climate variability and weather events, not ...

  • Warming Climate Undermines World Food Supply

    Global agriculture could go into steep, unanticipated declines due to complications that scientists have so far inadequately considered, say three new reports authored by U.S. and international researchers. Developing countries may lose 334 million acres of prime farm land to climate change in the next 50 years, scientists estimate. After mid-century, continuing temperature rises, expected to be ...

  • Call for climate sensors to gauge mountain warming risk

    Developing countries with mountainous areas need to improve their monitoring of local climate change and its impact on drinking water sources, a report warns. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Californa`s warming that climate caused by humans

    Recent research by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California, Merced and the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows that California temperatures have jumped statewide by more than 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit between 1915 and 2000. This warming is likely related to human activities. Using data from up to eight different observational records, the ...

  • Climate scientists in Japan to study warming risks

     Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, scientists gathered in Yokohama for a climate change conference said Tuesday. The hundreds of scientists from 100 countries meeting in this Japanese port city are putting finishing touches on a massive report ...


    By Associated Press

  • Record torrential rainfall linked to warming climate

    If you think you’re getting an unusually hard soaking more often when you go out in the rain, you’re probably right. A team of scientists in Germany says record-breaking heavy rainfall has been increasing strikingly in the last 30 years as global temperatures increase. Before 1980, they say, the explanation was ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Sooty Himalayan snow `warms climate, alters monsoons`

    Black carbon landing on snow may be accelerating the melting of Himalayan glaciers more than atmospheric soot or even greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a study. The effects of this carbon, a key component of soot, could change the timing and intensity of the monsoons; increase the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Momentum grows to limit climate-warming chemicals

    The United States, Canada, and Mexico issued a joint proposal last week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the short term by phasing out a chemical previously favored in efforts to heal the ozone layer. When world leaders reached an agreement in 1987 to shrink the ozone hole growing in the atmosphere above Antarctica, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were chosen as a cost-effective replacement ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When`s a warming treaty not a treaty?

    It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress. That's not the only complication in Paris. China, the U.S. and India don't want the international community dictating their carbon dioxide emissions, but they do ...


    By Associated Press

  • Everglades restoration gains urgency as climate warms

    Global warming means restoration of the Everglades is more important than ever, a University of Miami expert in coastal marine environments told hundreds of conservationists, scientists and state and federal leaders at the Everglades Coalition's annual conference on the weekend. Dr. Harold Wanless said recreating enough of the natural flow of water to the 2.4 million-acre marsh to rebuild its ...

  • No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms

    Direct effects of climate warming on biodiversity pose a serious conservation challenge for marine life, according to new research published today in Science. Marine life may need to relocate faster than land species as well as speed up alterations in the timing of major life cycle events. This challenges previous thinking that marine life in the ocean would respond more gradually than ...

  • New climate data reflect trends of a warming planet

    In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to indicators in the State of the Climate in 2013 report by the American Meteorological ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Midwest Governors Pledge to Fight Climate Warming

    Capping a two-day summit on climate change and energy security hosted by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, a Democrat, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, 10 Midwestern leaders signed the Midwest Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord. States signing the accord are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the observer states Indiana, Ohio and South ...

  • Climate data shows clear signs of warming

    However you view the evidence, whatever set of measurements you examine, the picture that emerges is consistent: the Earth is heating up. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports: “In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators − greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc − continued to reflect trends of a warmer ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ocean warming speeds up cycle of climate change

    The warming oceans could start to return more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as the planet warms, according to new research. And since 70% of the planet is covered by clear blue water, anything that reduces the oceans’ capacity to soak up and sequester carbon could only make climate change more certain and more swift. It is a process that engineers ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Global warming threatens colder climate for Europe

    Scientists have yet again warned that weakening ocean circulation in the North Atlantic could deliver a climate paradox − a colder Europe as a consequence of global warming. A study published in Nature Climate Change found that as sea ice off Iceland and Greenland retreats, the flow of cold, dense water to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean could be reduced, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Earth has warmed as usual, there is no slowdown of global warming

    Forget about the so-called “hiatus” in global warming. The planet’s average temperatures are notching up as swiftly now as they did 20 or 30 years ago. A team of US researchers has looked again not just at the data for the last 60 years but at how it has been collected, and done the sums again. They conclude, in the journal Science, that the “estimate for the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Solar cycle not to blame for warming

    European scientists have dug deep to dismiss once again the old argument that climate change might be a consequence of solar radiation rather than atmospheric chemistry. The world is warming, they confirm, because more greenhouse gases are getting into the atmosphere, and the changes in the solar cycle are not a significant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Unmistakable signs of a warming world

    Scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable has been released today in the "2009 State of the Climate" report, issued by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The report draws on data from 10 key climate indicators that all point to that same finding - the world is warming. The 10 indicators of temperature have been compiled by the Met Office Hadley Centre, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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