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Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction
, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel ...
may be progressing incrementally, but one of those increments is sure to produce abrupt, possibly irreversible change
s, a new report says.
Citing mass polar ice melt, ocean dead zones and the potential for mass extinction
A scientific panel has called for the creation of an early ecological warning system after finding that global warming threatens a polar sea ice collapse, vast dead zones in the ocean and mass plant and animal extinction
, possibly having a dire ...
Generally speaking, anthropogenic climate change
doesn`t come at us like some Pacific Rim Kaiju monster, leaping suddenly into view from the watery depths. It`s slow and confusing and hard to observe on a day-to-day basis. But that doesn’t mean ...
The National Research Council says that even gradual climate change
can have abrupt impacts in human infrastructure and ecosystems if critical thresholds are crossed, so an early warning system needs to be developed now, before its too ...
Ever since the 2009 climate
talks in Copenhagen, world leaders have agreed on 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) as the maximum acceptable global warming above preindustrial levels to avert the worst impacts of climate change
(today we`re at about ...
UC Berkeley's Tony Barnosky joined climate
scientists this morning at a press conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., to summarize a new report issued today focusing on the short-term effects of climate change
and the ...
Abrupt climate change
is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And ...
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic change
s in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction
of plant and animal life and ...
The globally agreed upon political goal of limiting global warming to 3.6°F (2°C) above preindustrial levels would bring "potentially disastrous impacts,' and a far more ambitious plan to slash emissions of global warming gases is needed, ...
By the time climate change
reduces crop yields or frequently floods New York City subways, it would be too late to avert damage without better forecasting tools, a panel of scientists said in a report released today.
Dangerous rises in ...
A National Research Council report is raising concern about the increased potential for abrupt climate change
s in the near future, meaning change
in a few years or decades - rather than centuries - leaving little time for society and ecosystems ...
has increased concern over possible large and rapid change
s in the physical climate
system, which includes Earth's atmosphere, land surfaces, and oceans. Some of these change
s could occur within a few decades or even years, leaving ...
In 2002, the National Academy of Sciences published “Abrupt Climate Change
: Inevitable Surprises,” a valuable report examining whether and how the building human influence on the climate
system might lead to disruptive jolts. The most important ...
"tipping points" could be sudden and surprising, experts say.The threat of sudden climate change
disaster-from the poles melting to farmlands failing-is real and requires an early warning system, an expert panel suggested ...
The Victorian 2013 State of our Environment Report opens by paying respect to Aboriginal people because this is a report that considers how people live in the environment and we all know that some live more sustainably than others.
HUMANS, being a terrestrial species, are pleased to call their home “Earth”. A more honest name might be “Sea”, as more than seven-tenths of the planet’s surface is covered with salt water. Moreover, this water houses algae, bacteria (known as ...
Big-game populations are suffering the effects of climate change
, and their declining numbers threaten the nation's $730 billion outdoor recreation economy.
So says "Nowhere to Run: Big Game Wildlife in a Warming World,' a report ...
A new study of 2300 species of mammals and nearly 6700 species of birds from across the globe helps explain why there are so many more species of plants and animals in the tropics than at higher latitudes. In a study supported by the National ...
Canada's closest allies and neighbours have called for a formal investigation into the government's refusal to offer full protection to polar bears threatened with extinction
because of climate change
The secretariat of the Central ...
s in climate
and ocean chemistry will affect coral reefs whether they are scarce or abundant, according to new research upending the traditional belief that corals do not face a risk of extinction
unless they become very rare or have ...
Sea level rise caused by global warming can prove extremely destructive to island habitats, which hold about 20% of the world's biodiversity. Research by C. Bellard, C. Leclerc and F. Courchamp of the University of Paris Sud look at 3 possible ...
In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a sweltering 98 degrees."The earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in ...
will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world's economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says.
The warnings came ...
Driving into Iraq just after the 2003 invasion felt like driving into the future. We convoyed all day, all night, past Army checkpoints and burned-out tanks, till in the blue dawn Baghdad rose from the desert like a vision of hell: Flames licked ...