General Climate Change News

Study of new perspective on water management Water management should focus more on how robust different areas are in terms of coping with floods and drought. A robust system means that we can deal better with extreme events. High river discharges and long periods of drought will occur more frequently as climate change continues and inflicts increasing levels of damage.
Deltares, Monday 26 January 2015
Climate models disagree on why temperature 'wiggles' occur Most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth's atmosphere warms. They also provide inconsistent explanations of why these wiggles occur in the first place, a new study finds. These inconsistencies may undermine the models' reliability for projecting the short-term pace and extent of future warming, and indicate that we shouldn't over-interpret recent temperature trends. The study analyzed 34 models used in the most recent IPCC assessment report.
Duke University, Monday 26 January 2015
First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events This conference will examine efforts to mainstream consideration of climate change and extreme weather resilience in all aspects of the transportation sector, including planning and programming, capital improvements, and operations and maintenance.
TRB, Friday 23 January 2015
Greenland Ice: The warmer it gets the faster it melts Melting of glacial ice will probably raise sea level around the globe, but how fast this melting will happen is uncertain. In the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the more temperatures increase, the faster the ice will melt, according to computer model experiments by geoscientists.
ScienceDaily.com / Penn State, Tuesday 20 January 2015
Melting glaciers have big carbon impact As Earth warms, scientists have been focused on how glaciers melting will affect sea level rise. But, another lurking impact is the amount of carbon that will be released when glaciers melt. This is the first attempt to calculate how much carbon will be released.
Florida State University, Monday 19 January 2015
NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements.
NASA, Friday 16 January 2015
Correcting estimates of sea level rise The acceleration of global sea level change from the end of the 20th century through the last two decades has been significantly swifter than scientists thought, according to a new Harvard study.
Harvard University, Wednesday 14 January 2015
Launch new call for proposals Urbanising Deltas of the World The NWO research and innovation programme Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) has launched a new call for proposals (€3M), which aims to fund projects that address business challenges in deltas in developing countries. UDW invites interested parties to apply for preliminary proposals, which can be submitted until 16 March 2015.
NWO, Wednesday 14 January 2015
Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six per cent per each degree Celsius of local temperature increase if no adaptation takes place. Worldwide this would correspond to 42 million tons of yield reduction, which equals a quarter of current global wheat trade, experts warn.
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Monday 12 January 2015
Announcement conference, Adaptation Futures 2016, Safe the date! First newsletter Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, organised by PROVIA, EU and Government of the Netherlands.
Tuesday 16 December 2014
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