A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.
It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States … Click to Continue »
Eighteen climate scientists, 13 of them based in the United States, were on Monday named the first beneficiaries of the research grants linked to French President Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” project, which will see them relocate to France.
The jurist, philosopher and sociologist Prof. Felix Ekardt is founder and director of the Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy and external professor for public law and legal philosophy at Rostock University. As part of BIOACID,...Show More Summary
Local efforts in the transportation and residential-housing sectors could help the United States meet the greenhouse gas reduction commitment it made as a Paris Climate Accord signatory, according to new research.
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action -- while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...Show More Summary
Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, plans set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement aim to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. University of Maryland Geographical...Show More Summary
Is the United States government blocking scientists from talking about climate change? Forest Service research ecologist William Jolly was slated to give a presentation titled "Climate-Induced Variations in Global Severe Fire Weather Conditions" at the International Fire Congress - but was denied approval to go to the conference. Show More Summary
A few years ago, the climate adaptation researcher Ben Smith—then a Ph.D. student at Kings College London—was working on his dissertation, about the effectiveness of water restoration projects in the United Kingdom. As with most scholarly...Show More Summary
If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanesShow More Summary
If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.
A team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' School of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service are continuing an effort to research how climate influences wildfire frequency.
(Penn State) Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision.
By Jeremy Deaton People play dirty when they can’t win by playing fair. This is, more or less, the story of climate change denial in the United States. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are altering the climate, reaping changes with potentially catastrophic consequences. Climate deniers can’t dispute the data. They can’t win on facts. Instead, they impugn the […]
New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute (DRI) Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now...Show More Summary
By Duane Diefenbach, Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Leader, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University. Denali National Park, Alaska. Tim Rains/NPS, CC BY The quintessential image of a snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) is a pure white bunny...
The Southeastern part of the United States is seeing accelerated sea level rise thanks to "hot spots" according to research from the University of Florida.
The United States research fleet is made up of dozens of vessels, large and small, that take scientists out to sea to collect data on the ocean and climate and marine life, and most of them look like regular old boats or barges. But not the Research Platform FLIP, short for Floating Instrument Platform. Show More Summary
In the first analysis of its kind, researchers predict climate change will cost the United States dearly.