Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require. … [Read full article]
Tag: intergovernmental panel on climate change
Quick History Of International Climate Change Talks
International meetings on climate change have progressed in anything but a straightforward fashion since the inception of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988; and they have been anything … [Read full article]
Audubon Bird Study Trills A Sad Song
The National Audubon Society issued a somber report yesterday about how America’s birds will react to anticipated climate changes. Another is expected today from Cornell. According to the Audubon bird study, … [Read full article]
National Climate Assessment Pulls No Punches About US Options
(All figures are from the 2014 National Climate Assessment draft.) Later today (Tuesday, May 6), at 8 a.m. EDT, the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee of experts meets … [Read full article]
Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"
Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic … [Read full article]
The IPCC's Blockbuster 5th Climate Assessment
BREAKING: Late this evening (8 pm EST, or tomorrow, March 31, at 9 am in Tokyo), something large and unpleasant will hit the fan about climate change. At a press … [Read full article]
NAS & Royal Society Move Climate Talk From Debate To Mitigation
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society of London debut Climate Change: Evidence & Causes, a new publication produced jointly by the two world-leading scientific institutions, live … [Read full article]
UN Nails Forest Risks, Strategy In Warsaw With REDD+
At the late November meeting of UN climate delegates in Warsaw, negotiators from Canada–once a strong supporter of fast-start financing to limit greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries–and Australia, now … [Read full article]
"Lousy, Spoilt, and Defiled Planet" Climate Talks Begin In Warsaw
Officials open the 2013 UNFCCC meetings with determination and louder warnings…. (Photo source: http://ow.ly/qL43P) It’s time for the governments of the world to struggle with climate change policy again. Every … [Read full article]
Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Widens, as Norway Announces World's Largest Carbon Tax
In the latest example of the widening gap in climate change policies between the USA and Europe, the Government of Norway last week announced the world’s largest new tax … [Read full article]
Thawing Arctic Permafrost Likely to Release Large Amounts of Carbon
New research which contradicts 2007’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment suggests that billions of tons of carbon dioxide trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century if the temperatures continue to rise apace, which in turn will only further and quicken global warming.
Worst Case Scenarios Not Worst Case Enough
A new study has found that the worst case scenarios calculated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which were released in 2007 may not realistically calculate the actual worst case scenarios facing planet Earth and her inhabitants.
Join the 'Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt' & Win a Trip to Brazil
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has unveiled its latest salvo in the fight to curtail human-caused global warming: an interactive ‘Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt’. The Climate Hot Map educate sand entertains as it stimulates the user’s curiosity to sift clues and scavenge for answers. What’s more, completing the scavenger hunt qualifies you for a chance to win the fabulous Grand Prize: an Earthwatch Institute trip for two to assess climate impacts in Rio Cachoeira national Reserve in Brazil!