|Climate change impacting marine environment surrounding UK Climate change is having a significant impact on the United Kingdom’s marine environment according to a new report. The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership report card 2007-08 highlights just how much climate change has affected the UK’s marine environment and what the future impacts may be.
ScienceDaily.com, Wednesday 6 February 2008
|Antarctic expedition provides new insights into the role of the Southern Ocean for global climate In the Southern Ocean, large quantities of surface-drifting plankton algae are able to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide content of the surface waters, which can affect the global carbon dioxide cycle. This is one of the results from an Antarctic expedition. |
ScienceDaily.com, Tuesday 5 February 2008
|Scientists isolate areas most at risk of climate change Scientists have long agreed that climate change could have a profound impact on the planet; from melting ice sheets and withering rainforests, to flash floods and droughts. Now a team of climate experts has ranked the most fragile and vulnerable regions on the planet, and warned they are in danger of sudden and catastrophic collapse before the end of the century.
The Guardian, Tuesday 5 February 2008
|Climate set for 'sudden shifts' Many of Earth's climate systems will undergo a series of sudden shifts this century as a result of human-induced climate change, a study suggests. |
BBC News, Monday 4 February 2008
|Human-caused climate change at root of diminishing water flow in Western US, scientists find The Rocky Mountains have warmed by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. The snowpack in the Sierras has dwindled by 20 percent and the temperatures there have heated up by 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
ScienceDaily.com, Friday 1 February 2008
|UK Met Office looks to development of 10 year climate forecasts to strengthen contingency planning On the day that marks 25 years since the Thames Barrier was first raised to protect London from possible flooding, experts from the UK Met Office say that the next quarter century could see greater frequency of extreme weather events along with more torrential rain, particularly during winter months.
UK Met Office, Friday 1 February 2008
|EU Water Policies must be linked to climate EU water policies will not be successful unless they are linked more closely to efforts to tackle climate, the European parliament's special committee on climate change has heard. Addressing the committee on Tuesday, Unep official Kaveh Zahedi said it was now impossible to address scarcity issues "with exclusively water-related policies".
European Parliament, Wednesday 30 January 2008
|Natural gas formation by bacteria linked to climate change and renewable energy Natural gas reservoirs in Michigan’s Antrim Shale are providing new information about global warming and the Earth’s climate history, according to a recent study by a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The study is also good news for energy companies hoping to make natural gas a renewable resource.
ScienceDaily.com, Monday 28 January 2008
|Climate Change Links 2008 Champions of the Earth Award Winners Green achievers from Bangladesh to New Zealand will be honoured at international award ceremony in April in Singapore.
UNEP, Monday 28 January 2008
|Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Up, Nearly Matches Greenland Loss Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as that observed in Greenland, according to a new, comprehensive study by NASA and university scientists.
ScienceDaily.com, Thursday 24 January 2008