General Climate Change News

Uncertainty in greenhouse gas emissions estimates National or other emissions inventories of greenhouse gases that are used to develop strategies and track progress in terms of emissions reductions for climate mitigation contain a certain amount of uncertainty, which inevitably has an impact on the decisions they inform. Researchers contributed to several studies in a recently published volume that aims to enhance understanding of uncertainty in emissions inventories.
IIASA, Monday 19 August 2019
Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.
University of Bristol, Monday 19 August 2019
Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study reveals Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York.
University of York, Thursday 15 August 2019
Joint report between EEA, JRC and DG Environment: Strategic Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration The report analyses data and tools for mapping and measuring green infrastructure and ecosystem services, with case demonstrations looking into climate change adaptation.
EU Science Hub, Monday 12 August 2019
New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage Largescale ‘disturbances’, including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide.
University of Birmingham, Monday 12 August 2019
Heatwaves test the limits of energy and water systems in Europe Heatwaves are affecting the supply of water, which is essential for cooling power plants and for the production of fuels and hydropower. A new JRC analysis proposes actions for addressing this kind of problems in EU energy and water policies.
EU Science Hub, Monday 12 August 2019
IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land The IPCC launched on 8 August the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, which assesses interlinkages between climate change effects and desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. The Summary for Policy Makers, as well as the full report, are available on the IPCC website.
IPCC, Friday 9 August 2019
July matched, and maybe broke, the record for the hottest month since analysis began According to new data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Programme, July matched, and maybe broke, the record for the hottest month since analysis began.
UN, Thursday 1 August 2019
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre publishes new Heatwave Guide for Cities This guide offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves.
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Wednesday 17 July 2019
Tracking down climate change with radar eyes Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. This is the conclusion of a Danish-German research team after evaluating 1.5 billion radar measurements of various satellites using specially developed algorithms.
Technical University of Munich, Tuesday 16 July 2019
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