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Climate change, causes and impacts

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Climate change, causes and impacts

How a climate change program is encouraging adoption of research findings — Last modified October 27, 2014 15:25
How a climate change program is encouraging adoption of research findings.
Weather History Time Machine — Last modified October 24, 2014 12:30
During the 1930s, North America endured the Dust Bowl, a prolonged era of dryness that withered crops and dramatically altered where the population settled. Land-based precipitation records from the years leading up to the Dust Bowl are consistent with the telltale drying-out period associated with a persistent dry weather pattern, but they can’t explain why the drought was so pronounced and long-lasting.
Century of northeast Pacific warming due to changing winds — Last modified October 13, 2014 10:16
Much of the sea-surface warming seen around the western coasts of North America since 1900 is due to changes in wind patterns, according to scientists from the US. The team used independent records of sea-surface temperature (SST), surface air temperature and sea-level pressure, an indicator of large-scale wind conditions, to carry out the analysis.
Climate change and storm tracks: a tale of two hemispheres — Last modified October 01, 2014 09:36
Last winter the UK saw exceptional rainfall and flooding, with the wettest December to January period since 1910 and parts of southern England receiving more than 200% of their average monthly rainfall. According to the UK Met Office, the clustering and persistence of the storms that swept in from the Atlantic was highly unusual, carried in on an exceptionally fast and strong jet stream. So is this the kind of winter the UK should come to expect? A new study in Environmental Research Letters (ERL) tries to glimpse the storms of the future.
Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:31
Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans – not Pacific as previously thought
Summer Temperature Trends in India’s Tea-Growing Region — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:30
Climate change in the highlands of India could adversely affect the tea crop
Extreme weather becoming more common, study says — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:15
Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research.
Future crop production threatened by extreme heat — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:14
Uncertainties in the occurrence of heat stress under field conditions, plant responses to heat, and appropriate adaptation measures still need further investigation, say Stefan Siebert and Frank Ewert.
Reasons to Invest in Climate Change Adaptation in Africa — Last modified September 26, 2014 09:11
By Green Africa Directory on August 14, 2014 in Climate, Carbon & Renewable Energy
Stanford study shows effects of biomass burning on climate, health — Last modified August 17, 2014 16:23
Biomass burning – whether accidental wildfires or deliberate burning of forests to create agricultural lands – has long been known to affect both climate change and public health.
The interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in the U.S. — Last modified August 17, 2014 16:22
A special section of the September issue of Forest Ecology and Management, available online now, assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States.
Water vapour rise is due to man — Last modified August 17, 2014 16:20
Man-made greenhouse gases have increased the amount of water vapour in the upper troposphere, a team from the US has confirmed. The phenomenon could further amplify the effects of climate change, since water vapour also acts as a greenhouse gas.
Climate warming may not drive net losses of soil carbon from tropical forests — Last modified August 13, 2014 12:00
The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. This happens through a process called soil respiration. This enormous release of carbon is balanced by carbon coming into the soil system from falling leaves and other plant matter, as well as by the underground activities of plant roots.
Climate change research goes to the extremes — Last modified August 13, 2014 11:59
Climate change research goes to the extremes. By Angela Herring
No hiatus for temperature extremes — Last modified July 31, 2014 14:00
The “hiatus” – a slowdown in the rate of increase of globally averaged annual mean surface temperatures over roughly the last 15 years – attracted a lot of attention around the time of the IPCC’s fifth assessment report. Now a team from Norway, Australia and Canada has found that the trend in extreme, rather than average, temperatures does not show a hiatus.
Complexity and determining dangerous levels of climate impacts — Last modified July 21, 2014 09:11
Chris Huntingford analyses the different responses of water scarcity for humans and water stress for ecosystems as climate changes.
Termites, fungi and climate change — Last modified June 25, 2014 09:23
Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi, according to a new study released this week.
Water & Climate Risks Facing U.S. Corn Production — Last modified June 23, 2014 14:25
Water & Climate Risks Facing U.S. Corn Production
Saving tropics could cut emissions — Last modified June 23, 2014 14:21
Reducing deforestation in the tropics could cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to one-fifth, a university of Edinburgh study shows.
Babbling brooks adding to climate change? — Last modified June 11, 2014 09:15
Babbling brooks adding to climate change?
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