General Climate Change News

EEA story maps on projected climate change impacts The maps present a story about how Europe might be affected by key climate hazards such as droughts, floods, forest fires and sea level rise during the 21st century and beyond. These maps are based on different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models published by the European Environment Agency.
European Environment Agency, Monday 10 February 2020
Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth’s warming climate, are intensifying coastal flooding. A new study shows that the projected negative economy-wide effects of coastal flooding are already significant until 2050, but are then predicted to increase substantially towards the end of the century if no further climate action on mitigation and adaptation will be taken.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Monday 27 January 2020
Report brings knowledge on green infrastructure in Nordic cities Green spaces, parks and planting can help to create healthy cities that are sustainable in the long term. SMHI has worked with the City of Stockholm to create a knowledge base on green infrastructure. The report brings together knowledge and experience of using green infrastructure in climate adaptation in Nordic cities and highlights knowledge gaps and barriers.
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Friday 24 January 2020
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas increased, contradicting reports of huge reductions Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found atmospheric levels growing at record values.
University of Bristol, Tuesday 21 January 2020
Modified plants to curb climate change New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Bioinformatics specialists from Würzburg might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Trends in Biotechnology.
Universität Würzburg, Monday 20 January 2020
New global climate calculations show faster warming New calculations of how the world’s climate is changing confirm that the volume of greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference. They also show that warming is taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations.
SMHI, Friday 17 January 2020
Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing New research provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilizing permafrost and its large store of carbon.
University of Oxford, Wednesday 8 January 2020
Climate signals detected in global weather Climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale. They are thus amending a long-​established paradigm: weather is not climate – but climate change can now be detected in daily weather.
ETH Zurich, Thursday 2 January 2020
North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. However, scientists suspect that meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall could interfere with this ocean current. Simulations showed that there is a 15 percent likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years
University of Groningen, Monday 30 December 2019
Vulnerability of coastal aquifers to saline intrusions in Western Normandy With sea levels rising, it has become necessary to identify the coastal aquifers in Lower Normandy that are most vulnerable to saline intrusions. This phenomenon affects water uses (the supply of water for drinking, agriculture and industry) and natural environments.
BRGM, the French geological survey, Tuesday 17 December 2019
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