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Ireland Might Be Losing Its Green

Ireland—often called the Emerald Isle for its verdant appearance—faces a rather different future, according to a report by the country’s meteorological servce.

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Scientists Warn ‘Mass Extinction’ in Seas May Be Underway

The ocean may be mitigating some of the effects of global warming, but scientists say marine life is mortally threatened as the ocean becomes increasingly acidic, less oxygenated and warmer. And it’s happening at a much faster pace than previously known.

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The Carbon Budget Doesn’t Add Up

Human activities have already emitted at least half of all the greenhouse gases the planet can tolerate, giving us probably only a few decades to change course, the IPCC says.

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Warm Enough for You?

Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in ways that court disaster.

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Climate Pause—For Thought and Action

Those who question the seriousness of the threat climate change poses have strange notions of the risks they think are acceptable.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Ocean Warming Narrows Climate Options

The scientists have done their job; now is the time for politicians to lead, and everyone to act.

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Criticisms of the 5th IPCC Report

There has been a wide welcome for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report—AR5. But some reviewers have found surprising omissions.

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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report, with its main conclusion: Humanity’s fingerprints are all over this warming planet.

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Climate-Change Protests Heat Up

Last week, far out in the Arctic Ocean, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Russian oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest, with several protesters scaling the side of the platform.

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Study Links Deadly Summer Storms to Global Warming

For the first time, scientists say they’ve found a link between global warming-fed weather changes and the size and intensity of thunderstorms. The prognosis is not good.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Tiny Plankton May Have Perilous Impact

As the oceans become more acidic because of rising carbon dioxide levels, smaller plankton will thrive at the expense of larger species, with potentially dangerous effects.

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Growth and Low Carbon ‘Can Co-Exist’

Carbon cuts and economic growth may not be mutually exclusive, allowing us to maintain energy supplies without worsening climate change, researchers say.

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Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt From Below

Scientists have discovered that many Antarctic ice shelves are losing ice not just by calving icebergs but by melting from their undersides as well.

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Warming Will Worsen Water Scarcity

More than a billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme water shortage, and millions more will face the same fate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount.

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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food wastage across the world—totaling 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually—is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA.

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Parts of Europe Heating Faster Than Global Average

Climate change hits different regions in different ways. As Europe’s climate warms, some areas are already trying to adapt. New crops are being planted and there’s a call for buildings that don’t overheat in warm weather.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Change’s Infecting Europe’s Blood Banks

With temperatures rising drastically all over the world, European countries have seen a rise in tropical diseases. This could spell trouble for their blood donations since the pathogens are unprecedented on the Western continent.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Threat to South Africa’s Crops

The southern region of Africa could be among areas hardest hit by climate change, and a rapidly expanding population is likely to add to future problems.

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Plankton Will Suffer as Oceans Warm

Fish and other species will be affected by rising temperatures in the oceans, which will slow the growth of the plankton which is the base of most marine food webs.

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Brazil Faces Drops in Crops

One of the world’s major producers and exporters of food faces severe reductions in crop yields unless current farming methods are adapted now to address problems caused by climate change.

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Australian Parties Sidetrack CO2 Threat

Australians’ concerns about climate change have been sidetracked by the two major parties in the bruising campaign that has led up to the federal elections.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Soot ‘Melted Alps Glaciers, Not Heat’

Pollution—not rising temperatures—is thought to have started melting the Alps of central Europe in the mid-19th century.

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 READ MORE


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Poll Pinpoints Public’s Climate Fears

A multinational insurance group’s global survey reveals high public anxiety about the effects of climate change—with 84 percent of people polled saying they expect more natural disasters in the future.

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Temperature Rise Will Fan Forest Flames

As firefighters in California and other states in the West continue to battle forest fires, the latest research indicates that devastating conflagrations will grow in intensity as temperatures rise.

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Crop Pests Head Poleward to Flee Heat

Farm crops and some tree species face an increased threat from destructive insects that are migrating to temperate zones to survive in a warming world.

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Cooler Pacific ‘Is Slowing Warming’

Climatologists are puzzled that greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, while the atmosphere is warming more slowly than they expected. Now two scientists in the U.S. think they know why.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Banks Put a Price on Earth’s Life Support

A group of large banks plans to withhold credit from companies that fail to attach financial value to clean water, forest cover and other natural resources they exploit.

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Rising CO2 ‘Could Devastate Seas’

Scientists say the world’s marine species are liable to face 100,000 years of change unless greenhouse gas emissions are radically reduced.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE


Climate Change Frogs

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Climate ‘Toppled Late Bronze Age Rulers’

A changing climate may have been a cause of the rise and fall of many of Bronze Age Europe’s civilizations.

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Google a Reef and Help Save It

By making 360-degree panoramic underwater vision available to anyone who has a computer, scientists hope to alert many more people to the plight of the world’s coral reefs.

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Australia’s Floods Had Global Effects

Puzzled oceanographers who wondered where the sea level rise went for 18 months now have their answer. It went to Australia.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Early Birds and Insects May Go Hungry

British butterflies which appear early in the year may soon run out of time to adapt to ever-earlier springs, researchers say.

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Coastal Cities Face $1 Trillion Floods by 2050

Less than 40 years from now the cost to the world’s biggest coastal cities from flooding is expected to rise to $1 trillion—0.7% of the value of the world economy in 2012.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Earth’s Inner Heat Melts Greenland Ice

Greenland’s icesheet is melting, at the surface and at its base, due to the normal warmth of an active rocky planet.

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Change Boosts Disease Spread

We sometimes forget that one consequence of climate change is likely to be new ways for diseases to propagate between organisms.

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Ecuador Will Allow Oil Drilling in the Amazon After Initiative Falters

“The world has failed us,” President Rafael Correa said Thursday as he explained that a conservation plan to save Yasuni National Park from being savaged for petroleum had not garnered enough international support. This comes as devastating news to environmentalists the world over as the region contains “more species in one hectare than all the wildlife in North America.”

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 READ MORE



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More Heatwaves by 2020 ‘Almost Certain’

Heatwaves will inevitably become fiercer and more frequent over much of the planet by 2040 because of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, climate scientists say.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Putting an Umbrella Over Coral Reefs

The world’s coral reefs are under threat. Some scientists say doses of cloud brightening could solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Himalayas to Be Wetter and Warmer Over Next Century

There have been dire warnings about melting glaciers in the Himalayas leading to falling flows in some of Asia’s major rivers. Now scientists are turning some of their original research on its head.

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Signs of Forests Adapting to Growing CO2 Levels

Trees may be exploiting higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If so, then the carbon dioxide fertilisation effect—predicted by theorists and observed in laboratory experiments—could be real.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Solar Suburbia to Power Modern Cities

Urban sprawl may not be as bad for the environment as we thought—as long as every home is fitted with solar panels and electric cars become the norm.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Arctic Albedo Loss Threatens Wildlife

The rapid thawing of the region’s sea ice is affecting virtually every species of Arctic wildlife—and a new study of how the rate of melting is accelerating shows the problem is set to worsen.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE


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