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For many people around the world this year, the weather has become anything but a topic for small talk. Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, America's record-breaking freeze, California's year-long drought, and flooding in Europe have put the ...
The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group at the UN climate
negotiations represents 49 states especially vulnerable to climate
Members include Pacific Islands like Tuvalu and Kiribati, smaller Asian states like Nepal and Myanmar, ...
Global warming will expose millions more people to malaria as parasite-bearing mosquitoes move to higher altitudes, according to new research into the health perils from climate
Tropical highland areas in Africa, Asia and central ...
California's parched landscapes are receiving a much-needed soaking this week as heavy rainstorms roll across the West Coast. The break in the state's dry spell is due to a weakening of an atmospheric anomaly that has been hovering above the ...
With global greenhouse gas emissions continuing to increase proposals to limit the effects of climate
change through the large-scale manipulation of Earth system are increasingly being discussed. Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for ...
A picture might be worth a thousand words -- and still not convince people that climate
change is happening.
Recent research suggests that images of devastating floods, cracked fields of earth and roaring hurricanes might be less ...
If you are not the sort of person who watches Meet the Press (because you are not an old person), you may have missed Sunday's "debate" between Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Mr. William Nye, Science
Guy. Allow me to summarize: There is no ...
As the barrage of bad weather eases, another kind of turbulence is brewing over one of the potential causes.
Listen to some environmental campaigners and you might think that there is total certainty that global warming led to the recent ...
Contrarians who think they're part of the 97 percent hold fringe views consistent with the 2–3 percent scientific minority Share Tweet this Email MP Graham Stringer doesn't understand the 97 percent expert consensus on human-caused global ...
The UK floods are not just causing misery for thousands of people around the country whose lives and livelihoods have been disrupted. They are also making a few climate
change sceptics hot beneath the collar.
No doubt they are finding it ...
change has not hit a "speed bump." The planet's temperature is not remaining steady and it certainly isn't cooling. Earth, especially its ocean, are heating up... and rapidly.
Those are the findings and the consensus of the ...
The 201 House conservatives who voted against raising the debt limit on Tuesday offered a familiar rationale: "It's time to stop kicking the can down the road."
By raising the debt ceiling, conservatives argue, Congress punted on ...
Stronger winds which have cooled the surface of the Pacific Ocean could explain what is likely to be a temporary slowdown in the pace of global warming this century, researchers said.Last year, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
The contentious "pause" in global warming over the past decade is largely due to unusually strong trade winds in the Pacific ocean that have buried surface heat deep underwater, new research has found.
A joint Australian and US study ...
An interesting new paper by Matthew England and colleagues just published in the journal Nature Climate
Change tosses another hat in the ring when it comes to the so-called "hiatus" or "pause" (I prefer "speed bump") in global warming.As ...
As the first part of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC), which deals with the physical science
change, is launched this week (30 January), SciDev.Net speaks to Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, ...
Probably the last thing worrying most folks in Rochester is Climate
Change. This winter has been dangerously cold and threatens to worsen. But the big picture, which is hard to see in our region unless you’re an expert on climate
and our ...
“If You See Something, Say Something,” is the headline on a Sunday Op-Ed article by Michael E. Mann, the Penn State climate
scientist who, after years of attacks from groups fighting restrictions on greenhouse gases, has become a prominent ...
We were feeling optimistic a couple of weeks ago when we reported that mainstream media coverage of climate
and energy issues was up last year. But it turns out that if you remove the "and energy," the numbers are actually pretty ...
pen question due to large gaps in temperature data across the vast region. Now, a recent study in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society finds that not only is the Arctic warming eight times faster than the rest of the planet, ...
Ian Mauro, an environmental and social scientist at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, recently toured Atlantic Canada, interviewing fishers, hunters, farmers, businessmen, First Nations and local politicians about climate
change. The ...
Kumi Naidoo, the international executive director of Greenpeace, is intimately familiar with the Prirazlomnaya drilling platform in the Russian Arctic. In August 2012, he and five other Greenpeace activists were hosed down with frigid water and ...
In a bid to avoid some of the worst effects of climate
change some scientists are advocating possible strategies to artificially alter the climate
. But critics warn of unforeseen and dangerous consequences of any atmosphere altering intervention. ...
Should Fairfax -- or other media publishers -- give a platform for climate
change denialist opinion pieces?
The most recent example is Fairfax publishing a piece by John McLean, a member of the International Climate Science
The earth science
s have described a number of processes that are decidedly unpleasant for any living organisms unlucky enough to experience them, from volcanic eruptions to mass extinctions. Climatic “tipping points” are one of those scary ...