General Climate Change News

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
World on track to new universal climate agreement with Lima Call for Climate Action A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.
UNEP, Sunday 14 December 2014
Global warming's influence on extreme weather Understanding the cause-and-effect relationship between global warming and record-breaking weather requires asking precisely the right questions. Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about 100 years, most scientists have been reluctant to say if global warming affected particular extreme events. / Stanford University, Friday 12 December 2014
All results of the Deltas II conference online! The conference, with over 1300 participants from more than 50 countries was a great succes. Next to the plenary sessions more than 100 parallel sessions were held. All results, presentations, video's, pictures, individual session reports and the overall meeting report can be found on the results pages.
Knowledge for Climate organisation, Thursday 11 December 2014
Temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average, study finds It's widely known that the Earth's average temperature has been rising. But new research finds that spatial patterns of extreme temperature anomalies -- readings well above or below the mean -- are warming even faster than the overall average. It may seem counterintuitive that global warming would be accompanied by colder winter weather at some locales. / Indiana University, Tuesday 9 December 2014
Early warning signals of abrupt climate change A new study has found early warning signals of a reorganization of the Atlantic ocean's circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system. / University of Exeter, Monday 8 December 2014
Education is key to climate adaptation According to new IIASA research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.
IIASA, Friday 28 November 2014
First blue-energy power plant opened His Majesty King Willem-Alexander will put the first blue-energy power plant in the world to use on Wednesday, 26 November. In this test plant at the Afsluitdijk the joining of river and sea water is used to generate sustainable energy.
University of Twente, Tuesday 25 November 2014
January-October 2014 temperatures break records The global average temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January to October 2014 was the highest on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It said October was the hottest since records began in 1880.
World Meteorological Organization, Friday 21 November 2014
Reliable method of determining biomass and carbon stocks in forests Terrestrial laser scanning is a technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre. A first research project in Australia has shown that this technique can be used to more accurately determine the biomass of trees; far more so than the methods currently in use. This makes it an important development in the monitoring of carbon stocks for worldwide climate policy-making.
Wageningen UR, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Friday 21 November 2014
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