Deltas and Climate Change News

Climate change and agricultural losses: what role for insurance? Extreme weather events, coupled with vulnerable and exposed socio-economic systems, can lead to significant negative economic impacts, particularly in the agriculture sector. These weather-related disasters are costly to prevent –and costly to recover from. The compound effect of socioeconomic dynamics and the intensification of extreme weather events as a result of human-induced climate change has inflated risk and damages.
CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici), Wednesday 28 September 2016
Adaptation Futures 2016 conference report available The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), the European Commission and the Netherlands co-organised the May 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting report contains short reports of all sessions, key messages, and impressions from the Scientific and the Practice Advisory Committees.
Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, Wednesday 28 September 2016
Event report: Policy workshop on implementing the EU Adaptation Strategy The concluding workshop of the BASE project on implementing the EU Adaptation Strategy was designed to share experiences of climate adaptation in policy and practice from across Europe. The event report is now available.
Tuesday 27 September 2016
New public-private partnership launched to help communities bridge gap between climate data and resiliency planning White House OSTP and partners launch Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) to harness the data revolution for climate resilience by helping local governments access the best available information to manage climate risks. Future Earth is a partner on this effort.
Future Earth, Tuesday 27 September 2016
Soil modelling to help curb climate change Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modelled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition. Determining the volume of carbon dioxide efflux from soil is important to enabling better choices in forest management with respect to curbing climate change.
Climate Guide Finland, Tuesday 27 September 2016
Publication: The flood of June 2013 in Germany: how much do we know about its impacts? Mental health and supply problems, such as loss of electricity, were perceived by residents as the most serious impacts of 2013 flooding in Germany, according to new research. The most frequent effect of the flooding on companies was interruption to their business. The researchers say that focusing on impacts that can be measured in financial terms does not fully describe the effects of flooding, and make recommendations for improving flood data collection.
European Commission, Science for Environment Policy, Issue 471, September 2016, Tuesday 27 September 2016
Towards more accurate predictions of climate change impacts on water resources In today's context of predictable climate change, assessing groundwater recharge and seasonal forecasts of water resources are essential to anticipate and manage groundwater in a precautionary and sustainable way. The BRGM is involved in a series of studies aiming to meet increasing social expectations in this area and to address the increasingly severe consequences of climate related events.
BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières), Tuesday 27 September 2016
Greenland ice is melting seven percent faster than previously thought The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been affecting scientists' calculations of ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet, causing them to underestimate the melting by about 20 gigatons per year.
Ohio State University, Wednesday 21 September 2016
Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new paper. Scientists knew both the rate at which global surface temperature is rising and sea level in the Pacific varied, but had not connected the two phenomena. The researchers estimate by the end of 2016, average surface temperature will increase up to 0.5 F (0.28 C) more than in 2014.
University of Arizona, Thursday 18 August 2016
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