Deltas and Climate Change News

Video: Impression Wednesday 24 September DELTAS II Conference A video impression of the Deltas in Times of Climate Change II Conference, Wednesday 24 September 2014.
DELTAS II Organising Committee, Thursday 25 September 2014
ICSU-endorsed initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015 launched A unique initiative endorsed by the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) launched today at the ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference’ in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders.
Deltas in Times of Climate Change II / ICSU, Thursday 25 September 2014
Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever despite increased snowfall Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that small glaciers that end on land around the Antarctic Peninsula are highly vulnerable to slight changes in air temperature and may be at risk of disappearing within 200 years. / University of Royal Holloway London, Sunday 14 September 2014
Record greenhouse gas levels impact atmosphere and oceans The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate change.
WMO, Tuesday 9 September 2014
Record decline of ice sheets: Scientists map elevation changes of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers Researchers have for the first time extensively mapped Greenland's and Antarctica's ice sheets with the help of the ESA satellite CryoSat-2 and have thus been able to prove that the ice crusts of both regions momentarily decline at an unprecedented rate. In total the ice sheets are losing around 500 cubic kilometers of ice per year. / Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Wednesday 20 August 2014
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