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Don't Forget Family Farmers in the Battle Against Climate Change at COP 20

This post was co-authored with Harry Palmier, Senior Partnerships Adviser at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. As nations gather in Lima in December for the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference...Show More Summary

The global issue of ocean acidification will be represented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP20) by world-leading marine research organisations, including PML

The ocean is under pressure from the multiple stressors of acidification, warming and deoxygenation and these issues will be highlighted at this annual international climate change conference, this year being held in Lima, Peru. As well as exhibiting the Hot, Sour and Breathless message, PML scientist and ocean acidification expert Dr Carol Turley will be […]

Paleosol Analysis Shows Tithonian Jurassic PaleoClimate of North America was Very Varied

The climate 150 million years ago of a large swath of the western United States was more complex than previously known, according to new research from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.It's been thought that the climate during the...Show More Summary

How The Bugs In Our Buildings Could Actually Make Us Healthier

University of Oregon researchers Jessica Green and G Z ‘Charlie’ Brown call it the Pickle Box. This former walk-in storage unit for pickles, remodelled into an enclosed climate chamber, is helping scientists understand how people shed their own ‘microbial cloud’ in a built environment. More »      

How the Bugs In Our Buildings Could Actually Make Us Healthier

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

University of Oregon researchers Jessica Green and G Z 'Charlie' Brown call it the Pickle Box. This former walk-in storage unit for pickles, remodelled into an enclosed climate chamber, is helping scientists understand how people shed their own 'microbial cloud' in a built environment. Read more...

HADCRUT4 Adjustments – Discovering Missing Data or Reinterpreting Existing Data? (Now Includes September Data)

Guest Post by Werner Brozek and Just The Facts: To begin, we would like to sincerely thank Tim Osborn of the University of East Anglia (UEA), Climatic Research Unit (CRU) for his responses (1, 2) to this recent WUWT article. Unfortunately, by the time the dialogue got going, many readers had already moved on. Tim’s responses did…

Barrier Islands Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

3 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

A new report from the National Research Council found that the effect of climate change is especially harsh on the United States barrier islands, which are also pressured by rapid development.

U.S. shouldn’t be ‘the buffoon country’ on climate change

Jeffrey Sachs, an eminent researcher and policy analyst, minced no words when describing the world’s failures on the issue of climate change. Speaking to a small group of reporters at the United Nations Climate Summit, he blasted certain U.S. media outlets for being “anti-science” and providing “irresponsible” coverage on climate issues. He was more frank […]

Climate Cycles, Climate Mechanisms and Determining Accurate Dates

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball | When Did It Occur? Lack of information is a major problem in reconstructing and understanding climate and climate mechanisms. H.H.Lamb gave it as his reason for creating the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). “…it was clear that the first and greatest need was to establish the facts of the past…

Tornado strength, frequency, linked to climate change

New research shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.

New research links tornado strength, frequency to climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Published Wednesday in the journal...Show More Summary

Interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in U.S.

New research assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States. Articles in a special section of a journal review the interactions between climate and fire in five different regions of the U.S -- the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, mid-Atlantic, and Southeast.

Podcast: Nafeez Ahmed on Pentagon-Funded Research Into ‘Social Contagions’ That’ll Cause Civil Unrest

The defense establishment in both the United Kingdom and United States is funding social science research into what conflicts will be caused by climate change, energy crises, resource shortages, and other societal problems that could lead to civil unrest. Show More Summary

Climate control for the burns unit

Individualized climate control for burns victims in hospitals might not only improve comfort for such patients, but improve working conditions for those taking care of them, research suggests. In addition, it could cut energy requirements by three quarters where cooling is needed and by up to a quarter where heating is used.

How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position. read more

Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors -- from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood -- play a far greater role than climate in wood decomposition rates and the subsequent impacts on regional carbon cycling. Show More Summary

What impact did 'Climategate' have on public opinion?

In November 2009, someone hacked into servers at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, stole thousands of emails, and spread them over the internet. Climate change deniers pored over the text, found the most inflammatory-sounding...Show More Summary

National Climate Assessment: Uniting Animal and Environmental Concerns

The May 6 release of the third National Climate Assessment has the press buzzing. The federally mandated report, compiled by more than 200 leading scientists and based on years of research, confirms the recent United Nations report (from...Show More Summary

Report details quick transition to 100 percent renewable energy

7 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100 percent renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to research from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. “Growing concerns about climate change and...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: CLIMATE CHANGE, THE U.S. REPORT

Climate Change Impacts in the United States; U.S. National Climate Assessment May 5, 2014 (U.S. Global Change Research Program) Climate Change And The American People Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present. Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State, and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing

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