General Climate Change News

CLIMSAVE Special Issue on Climatic Change The CLIMSAVE project has now published a Special Issue on "Regional integrated assessment of cross-sectoral climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability". The EU 7th Framework programme project was led by Dr Paula Harrison (the IMPRESSIONS Coordinator) and involved 18 partner institutions across Europe.
CLIMSAVE project, Thursday 30 April 2015
Impressions Second General Assembly Meeting: The future under extreme climate change The Second IMPRESSIONS General Assembly took place from 20 until 22 January 2015 in Barcelona. Climate change impact, adaptation and mitigation experts from 30 institutions got together to discuss the possible implications of high-end climate change (i.e. beyond +2oC).
IMPRESSION PROJECT, Thursday 30 April 2015
Thawing premafrost feeds climate change Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change.
Florida State University, Thursday 23 April 2015
A greenhouse gas balance of Italy The book 'The Greenhouse Balance of Italy' addresses in a comprehensive way the full greenhouse gases budget of the Italian landscape, focusing on land use and terrestrial ecosystems while providing new data and analyses in the framework of climate policies.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Tuesday 21 April 2015
New book: Weather in the City Sanda Lenzholzer from Wageningen University has written a book about the climate in urban areas: ‘Weather in the City – How Design Shapes the Urban Climate’. The physical and psychological impact of the urban climate is unknown territory for many designers, both in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
Wageningen UR, Tuesday 7 April 2015
Well-maintained peatlands important in fight against climate change Peatlands in the northern hemisphere are important areas of carbon capture and storage. This could amount to as much as 500 gigatonnes. The exploitation of these areas and the associated lower water levels mean that carbon escapes into the atmosphere as CO2. This contributes to the greenhouse effect and the consequent warming of the planet. Maintaining these areas well, therefore, is an important factor in the fight against climate change.
Wageningen UR, Wednesday 25 March 2015
2015 Arctic sea ice maximum annual extent is lowest on record The sea ice cap of the Arctic appeared to reach its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, according to data from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At 5.61 million square miles (14.54 million square kilometers), this year’s maximum extent was the smallest on the satellite record and also one of the earliest.
NASA's Earth Science News Team, Monday 23 March 2015
Climate change adaptation of vulnerable areas in Denmark The Municipality of Dragør includes some of the most vulnerable land in Denmark with regard to sea level rises and storm surges. Climate change adaptation is important not only for the municipality itself but also for the neighbouring municipality, for nature management in general, as well as for the Metro, the Øresund link and the Ørestad urban district.
Danish Ministry of the Environment / Danish Nature Agency, Friday 20 February 2015
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