General Climate Change News

NASA release climate projections for all A new online resource brings high resolution climate projections from NASA to a world-wide audience. In a collaboration with the cloud-computing arm of online retailer Amazon, three NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) data sets are available: downscaled climate projections for the US, global daily downscaled projections and global land survey. All data is accessible for free.
UKCIP / NASA, Friday 3 July 2015
Researchers investigate the needs of information about natural disasters for climate change adaptation Our knowledge is steadily growing about the climate that we can anticipate and the increased risk of heat waves, cloudbursts, floods and temporary sea level changes in the event of powerful storms. Now researchers shall improve knowledge concerning the information that early climate change adopters require to be able to make decisions. This, in its turn, shall stimulate more effective decision-making about climate adaptation.
SMHI, Friday 3 July 2015
How vulnerable are cities to climate change? The European Environment Agency (EEA) published today a series of interactive maps, illustrating various climate threats European cities face as well as cities’ capacity to respond to these threats. This new ‘map book’ provides background information and allows users to view the maps, selecting different parameters.
EEA, Monday 8 June 2015
Soft robotics for adaptive building facades Today, building envelopes tend to be static and unable to adapt to changing conditions. Now, for the first time, an adaptable façade has been used for the newly inaugurated House of Natural Resources (HoNR) that produces electricity and regulates light and heat generation.
ETH Zürich, Tuesday 2 June 2015
Three-quarters of annual global greenhouse gas emissions covered by national targets Three-quarters of the world's annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today (1 June 2015) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science.
London School of Economics, Sunday 31 May 2015
For a resilient city: Bologna and the adaptation to climate change BLUE AP: Bologna Local Urban Environment Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City is a LIFE+ project for the implementation of an AdaptationPlan to Climate Change for the Municipality of Bologna, providing for some concrete local measures to test, in order to make the city more resilient and able to meet the climate change challenges.
CMCC, Friday 29 May 2015
Global climate on verge of multi-decadal change A new study, by scientists from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre (NOC), implies that the global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades.
University of Southampton, Thursday 28 May 2015
Glacier changes at the top of the world – Over 70% of glacier volume in Everest region could be lost by 2100 If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic change in the decades to come. A team of researchers have found Everest glaciers could be very sensitive to future warming, and that sustained ice loss through the 21st century is likely.
European Geosciences Union, Wednesday 27 May 2015
Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. Around 2009, multiple glaciers along a vast coastal expanse, measuring some 750 km in length, suddenly started to shed ice into the ocean at a nearly constant rate of 60 cubic km, each year.The research was published in Science of 21 May 2015.
Utrecht University, Thursday 21 May 2015
New report outlines strategies to increase funding for black carbon reduction Reducing black carbon emissions could prevent millions of premature deaths annually and play an important role in the global fight against climate change. Yet despite these benefits, an array of black carbon abatement measures that are technically within reach have not yet been financed and deployed to their full potential.
UNEP, Wednesday 20 May 2015
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