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Improved representation of solar variability in climate models

For upcoming climate model studies, scientists can use a new, significantly improved data set for solar forcing. Scientists have now published the details of the new reconstruction of this reference dataset. A significantly enhanced influence of solar cycle effects is expected, particularly in the stratosphere. »
3 July 2017, 21:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Black Forest and climate change

Silver and Douglas firs could replace Norway spruce in the long run due to their greater resistance to droughts. »
1 July 2017, 20:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

Could cellulosic biofuels -- or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood -- become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs? In a new article, researchers say yes, but with a few important caveats. »
30 June 2017, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change damages US economy, increases inequality

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated. »
30 June 2017, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Turning the climate tide by 2020

The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending -- down of the global greenhouse -- gas emissions curve, leading experts caution. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage is the key to averting devastating heat extremes and unmanageable sea level rise, authors argue. »
29 June 2017, 06:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change

Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict future rates of climate change, new research shows. »
27 June 2017, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and animals, boosts biodiversity and fights climate change. »
26 June 2017, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio

Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study describes a more complicated reality. »
20 June 2017, 00:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. »
14 June 2017, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024

Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, new research has found. »
13 June 2017, 08:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sahara greening may intensify tropical cyclone activity worldwide

Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara (Sahel), with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover. In a recent study, researchers have found that tropical cyclone activity may have increased during past warm climates in connection with a greening of the Sahara. »
9 June 2017, 18:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings. »
8 June 2017, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers. »
8 June 2017, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Finding new homes won't help emperor penguins cope with climate change

Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century. »
7 June 2017, 22:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

El Niño and global warming combine to cause record-breaking heat in Southeast Asia

A devastating combination of global warming and El Niño is responsible for causing extreme temperatures in April 2016 in Southeast Asia, scientists have found. »
6 June 2017, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Marine reserves help mitigate against climate change, say scientists

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded. »
6 June 2017, 03:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Breeding pairs of birds cooperate to resist climate change

Most bird chicks need parental care to survive. In biparental species the chicks have greater chances of success if both parents participate in this task, especially under hostile situations. An international team of scientists has revealed that when temperatures rise, males and females in pairs of plovers shift incubation more frequently. »
5 June 2017, 21:31 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Earliest human-made climate change took place 11,500 years ago

A new study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of humanmade climate change from 11,500 years ago. »
5 June 2017, 21:31 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sydney Harbor emissions equivalent to 200 cars on the roads

The first footprint of Sydney Harbor's carbon emissions has found it is roughly equivalent to similar natural 'drowned river' estuaries in the US but significantly less than polluted water sources straddling build-up areas in Europe and Asia. »
3 June 2017, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

High release of strong greenhouse gas nitrous oxide found from northern peatlands at permafrost thaw

Permafrost thaw may greatly increase emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from northern permafrost peatlands, research shows. Nitrous oxide is a strong greenhouse gas: 300 times more powerful per unit mass in warming the climate than carbon dioxide. »
31 May 2017, 18:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email