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Famed climate scientist and activist James Hansen has said it before, and he'll say it again: Two degrees of warming
is too much.
International climate negotiators agreed in the Copenhagen Accord, a global
agreement on climate change ...
Polar bears aren’t the only species threatened by climate change. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global
Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, has spent the last two decades studying the ways that a warming
world will affect human ...
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 ...
Last week Agence France Presse reported on the case of a Pacific islander who had sought refugee status in New Zealand by arguing that his homeland, the island-nation Kiribati, is known to be sinking. His case received media attention. But the ...
Ars asked for your questions about the recently released final draft of the first section of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and you delivered. A number of the questions were about the climate change impacts and ...
Most of the Earth's remaining fossil fuels must be left in the ground to avoid disastrous consequences for today's young people and for future generations, according to research published today.
The research is co-authored by 18 ...
A new study surveys 90 sea
experts, who say sea
this century will exceed IPCC projections Share Tweet this Email Sea
over the next century depends on future greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Jon M ...
An internationally agreed target to limit rise
s in global
average temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius is around double the threshold that would avoid catastrophic climate change, a study by 18 eminent scientists said.
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 ...
Continued global warming
poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes 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 ...
ly 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.
s in ...
Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming
than is widely believed. So argues climatologist James ...
An expert panel at the National Academy of Sciences is calling for an early warning system to alert us to abrupt and potentially catastrophic events triggered by climate change.
The committee says science can anticipate some major ...
The limit of 2C of global warming
agreed by the world's governments is a "dangerous target", "foolhardy" and will not avoid the most disastrous consequences of climate change, new research from a panel of eminent climate scientists warned on ...
Abrupt shifts in the climate have already begun, with more possible by the end of this century according to a report released Tuesday by the National Research Council. At the same time, even gradual changes to the climate could lead to more ...
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 ...
Governments have set the wrong target to limit climate change. The goal at present--to limit global warming
to a maximum of two degree Celsius higher than the average for most of human history--“would have consequences that can be described as ...
Climate change "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 impact of climate change is mostly discussed in terms of global warming
, agriculture and health but on Thursday, a seminar organised by Shirkat Gah looked into how the women in Pakistan have been affected by the climatic change in Sindh’s ...
Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev "Yeb" Saño said developed countries have yet to live up to their commitments under the climate change convention to help developing countries cope with the effects of climate change.However, ...
Climate change is causing the world`s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries in a new ...
In the last 10,000 years, the Greenland Ice Sheet shrank to its smallest size around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, when ocean temperatures were also quite high, a new study suggests.
The finding, published Nov. 22 in the journal Geology, ...
Indonesia expressed mixed reactions following the conclusion of the Climate Change talks in Warsaw, Poland which reached a consensus on the commitment to a global
climate change adaptation program.
“With the conclusion we can hope that ...
After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming
in two years to remain relevant.Even if it succeeds, ...