Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.
On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina’s Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.
In the Canadian province of Quebec, a study of more than 26,000 trees forecasts potential winners and losers in a changing climate. Published recently in the journal Science, shows that boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge.
Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from human-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms.
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index names Ecuador, Uruguay and Malta as the best three countries in the world when it comes to climate. Their temperate weather throughout the year, moderate rainfall and little risk of natural disaster saw them rise to the top of the Climate category.
Fast action to cut common pollutants like soot – also known as black carbon – and methane will not only slow global warming, but save millions of lives.
Canada’s new Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq will join top government officials to discuss how nations can cut emissions of soot, methane and other “short-lived climate pollutants” that contribute to global warming.
Reports reveal the dangerous gap between science and politics. New climate research shows that extreme events such as the severe heat wave in the U.S. last year will double in 2020, increase 400 percent by 2040, and then get far worse without significant carbon reductions.
A decision-support website has been launched to help policymakers in the Caribbean build resilience to the risks that climate change poses to activities such as tourism and agriculture.
Loss of Arctic sea ice could release the ocean’s heat and greatly alter the Arctic climate, just as it did 3 million years ago, new research from the University of Montana has found.
Just days after the Mauna Loa observatory recorded the first exceedance of 400 ppm carbon dioxide in earth’s atmosphere, a report in the journal Nature Climate Change describes what we can expect if climate change continues unmitigated.
In Argentina one can learn to tango, play soccer and to adapt to climate change. Well, in this post, I share with you a recent and very interesting experience, courtesy of my colleagues from the beautiful southern country.
Researchers have demonstrated that drought can hamper the Amazon rainforest’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and can substantially damage the forest’s capacity to absorb carbon, by killing trees.
South America has got its first think-tank aimed at providing climate change knowledge to decision-makers to help them design tools tailored to local needs.
According to the analysis, carbon dioxide removal could be used under certain requirements to alleviate the most costly components of mitigation, but it would not replace the bulk of actual emissions reductions.