General Climate Change News

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
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
Small eddies produce global effects on climate change The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying the impacts of global warming. New research found the intensifying wind over that ocean increased the speed and energy of eddies and jets. The increased movement and overturning of these eddies and jets has accelerated the carbon cycle and driven more heat into the deep ocean.
ScienceDaily.com / University of New South Wales, Tuesday 10 March 2015
ERA-Net Circle2 - Climate Adaptation Research in a Larger Europe Report now launched What has been funded in adaptation research in Europe? Which were the most funded sectors? What has been the research funding evolution? And what about funding similarities between European countries? This report analyses the last decade of adaptation research in Europe. It aims to provide insight into the complex mosaic of adaptation research supported by different national case studies.
CIRCLE2, Monday 9 March 2015
Indonesia and the Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. It aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use.
Deltares, Tuesday 3 March 2015
IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involving scientists from the University of Southampton.
University of Southampton, Thursday 26 February 2015
Orientgate connected to the Climate – ADAPT platform The project Orientgate is now on the Climate – ADAPT platform, while some information about the six case studies carried out under OrientGate’s three thematic centers will be available soon on the same portal.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Monday 23 February 2015
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