General Climate Change News

How the climate could change in the Arctic and South Asia Climate scenarios from SMHI are now available for two new areas; the Arctic and South Asia.
SMHI, Thursday 19 May 2016
Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise.
Imperial College London, Wednesday 18 May 2016
New data on variability of Earth's reflectance over the last 16 years The Earth's albedo is a fundamental atmospheric parameter having deep implications for temperature and climate change. Experiments have been performed to monitor it over the past two decades to reveal how it evolves. One of these has brought up to date the observations made since 2007 and gives a new systematic record of the Earth's albedo covering the period between 1998-2014. / Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de Canarias (IAC), Wednesday 18 May 2016
Extreme events, changes in precipitation and temperature; a new study on Po river basin In the last decades the climate over Po river basin has changed: data show changes in precipitation and temperature, and projections indicate that in the future the area will experience a decrease of total precipitation.
CMCC, Wednesday 18 May 2016
New study sets climate target for agriculture In order to meet the goals set by the Paris climate agreement, agriculture will need to reduce emissions substantially. In a new study researchers propose a target for greenhouse gas emissions from farming that could meet those goals.
IIASA, Tuesday 17 May 2016
Adaptation Futures 2016 Output: Presentations, pictures and videos available Adaptation Futures 2016, a full house in Rotterdam (NL) with over 1600 people participating from more than 100 countries. People from the business community, governments and non-governmental organisations, scientists and practitioners have listened to hundreds of presentations and tens of poster presentations. These are online available and you can watch many pictures, and some videos of the plenary speakers.
Adaptation Futures 2016, Tuesday 17 May 2016
Higher temperatures increase methane release from northern European peat bogs Higher temperatures being brought about by global warming are increasing methane emissions from the extensive northern European peatlands, a recent study has found. The researchers also say that future estimations of greenhouse gas emissions can be improved via better land-cover classification.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Friday 6 May 2016
Recommendations for improving flood risk governance in Europe A view on more resilient flood risk governance: key conclusions of the STAR-FLOOD project.
STAR-FLOOD, Monday 25 April 2016
New modelling data points to a surge in extreme weather events in Europe under global warming Researchers at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have joined forces with different European modelling groups to produce a new and more consistent set of multiple climate-hazard modelling data.
EC Joint Research Centre, Monday 18 April 2016
IPCC agrees on strategy and timeline for its next series of reports and 6th Assessment Report The IPCC has decided the timeline for its next series of reports and responded positively to the invitation from the UNFCCC to provide a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 ÂșC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
IPCC, Thursday 14 April 2016
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