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Finding ways to fix the climate before it is too late Scientists and policymakers rely on complex computer simulations called Integrated Assessment Models to figure out how to address climate change. But these models need tinkering to make them more accurate. Read more in the publication by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): Stefan Pauliuk, Anders Arvesen, Konstantin Stadler, Edgar G. Hertwich. Industrial ecology in integrated assessment models. Nature Climate Change, 2017; 7 (1): 13 DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3148.
ScienceDaily, Thursday 19 January 2017
Testing how species respond to climate change Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems. Read more in the paper: 'Testing for local adaptation and evolutionary potential along altitudinal gradients in rainforest Drosophila: beyond laboratory estimates' by: E. O'Brien, M. Higgie, A. Reynolds, A. Hoffmann, and J.Bridle in Global Change Biology.
University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Monday 16 January 2017
Giant iceberg set to calve from Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica A huge iceberg looks set to break away from the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. Satellite observations from December 2016 show a growing crack in the ice shelf which suggests that an iceberg with an area of up to 5,000 square kilometers is likely to calve soon.
Science Daily, Monday 9 January 2017
Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise About 15,000 years ago the ocean around Antarctica has seen an abrupt sea level rise of several meters. It could happen again. An international team of scientists with the participation of the University of Bonn has reported its findings in Nature Scientific Reports.
Unversity of Bonn, Germany, Monday 9 January 2017
New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change New climate model projections of the world's coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems.
UNEP news centre, Friday 6 January 2017
Impact of climate change on microbial biodiversity Scientists discovered that climate change affects biodiversity most strongly in the most natural environments, as well as the most nutrient enriched environments. This means that these extremes are most susceptible to future changes in temperatures.The results are just published in Nature.
University of Helsinki, Finland, Friday 23 December 2016
Arctic lakes thawing earlier each year Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring. 13,300 lakes were monitored using satellite imagery, have shown that on average ice is breaking up one day earlier per year, based on a 14-year period between 2000 and 2013. The findings are published in the Nature journal 'Scientific Reports'.
University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Thursday 22 December 2016
Rising sea level estimates require collaborative response, experts say Policymakers and scientists must act quickly and collaboratively to help coastal areas better prepare for rising sea levels globally, say climate change experts from Princeton and Penn State universities.
ScienceDaily, Monday 19 December 2016
Mapped: Climate adaptation around the world From floating islands to fog harvesting, Carbon Brief’s interactive map looks at how people around the world are adapting to the impacts of climate change.
CarbonBrief, Monday 19 December 2016
ClimateArt Award: artists wanted to inspire action to address climate change using science-based information Climateurope has initiated the ClimateArt Award, which will take place within the Climateurope Festival, the first of which will take place in Valencia on 5-7 April 2017. Artists inspired by the main themes of the Festival, water, agriculture, climate information can participate with paintings, drawings, installations, music, dance, and theatre pieces that could inspire and be inspired by the Climateurope theme “linking science to society”. Deadline entries: 30 January, 2017.

Climateurope, Tuesday 13 December 2016
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