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how the climate can rapidly change at tipping points




during the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric co2 on the north atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees celsius in greenland -- as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the alfred wegener institute and the...



extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream




image: on the is an image of the global circulation pattern on a normal day. on the right is the image of the global circulation pattern when extreme weather occurs.... view more credit: michael mann, penn stateunprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and ... ial rain -- extr...



extreme weather has limited effect on attitudes toward climate policies




bloomington, ind. -- people who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an indiana university researcher.but the relationship between exposure ...



extreme weather has limited effect on attitudes toward climate policies




people who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an indiana university researcher. but the relationship between exposure to extreme weather a...



curbing climate change | eurekalert! science news




knoxville -- humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.drawing from both social psychology and climate...



study finds strong rationale for the human factor




changes in human behavior in response to climate change, such as installing solar panels or insulating homes, alter greenhouse gas emissions. a new study for the first time measures the effects of these "behaviorally adjusted emissions" on the climate. credit: cc0 1.0 universalhumans may be the domi...



study finds strong rationale for the human factor




changes in human behavior in response to climate change, such as installing solar panels or insulating homes, alter greenhouse gas emissions. a new study for the first time measures the effects of these "behaviorally adjusted emissions" on the climate. credit: cc0 1.0 universal (cc0 1.0)humans may b...



the economic case for climate action in the united states




image: the table shows the increasing frequency of billion dollar events (it does not indicate that each state impacted by multi-state extreme weather events has suffered $1 billion in losses for... view more credit: see tableeconomic losses from hurricanes harvey, irma and maria and 76 wildfires ...



researchers explore psychological effects of climate change




wildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home.



urgent need to address long-term health effects of extreme weather




extreme weather. credit: taylor & francisas climate change makes extreme weather events more frequent and severe, understanding how they affect human health in the long-term is essential to developing more effective approaches for planning and response, says research paper published in the journal o...



cutting-edge statistics yield new insight into attributing, projecting climate c




alexandria, va. (dec. 21, 2017) - projecting the future of extreme weather events and their impact on human life, the environment and vulnerable ecosystems locally and across the globe remains a complex task in climate research--and one in which statisticians are increasingly playing key roles, part...



climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phase




image: this is a sediment sampling on lake suigetsu, japan. view more credit: a. brauer, gfzthe climate of the earth follows a complex interplay of cause-and-effect chains. a change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. a better understanding of ...



$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate report




a woman takes a photograph as she is transported to safety by members of the emergency services, after homes were affected by floodwaters in streets in york, northern englandextreme weather caused some $129 billion (111 billion euros) in economic losses last year, said a report tuesday that warned t...



extreme weather has limited effect on attitudes toward climate policies




people who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an indiana university researcher.



climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phase




sediment sampling on lake suigetsu, japan. credit: a. brauer, gfzthe climate of the earth follows a complex interplay of cause-and-effect chains. a change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. a better understanding of these "teleconnections"—th...



7 things you need to know about climate risk insurance - world




climate risk insurance is a practical and political solutionclimate risk insurance can help protect individuals, small businesses or entire countries from permanent damage caused by the impact of extreme weather events. in the short-term it can reduce the effect of natural disasters and, in the long...



it takes a microclimate to raise a pinyon tree




with all the discussion about global climate change effects, new research shows that another kind of climate is an important factor in regional pinyon pine tree recovery after drought events - the microclimate.



global heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study




the findings mark the first time that global scientists have identified severe weather that could not have happened without climate change, said the peer-reviewed report titled "explaining extreme events in 2016 from a climate perspective."until now, the contribution of human-driven climate change h...



dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996




over the past century, the northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. a dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme northeast storms occurred as an abrupt shift in 1996, particularly in the spring and fall, rather than as a steady change over...



higher plant species richness may not be enough to protect ecosystems from the w




studies on mild fluctuations in weather have provided support for the idea that higher biodiversity results in more stable functioning of ecosystems, but critical appraisal of the evidence from extreme event studies is lacking. higher plant species richness is not always sufficient to reduce ecosyst...



study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996




over the past century, the northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. a dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme northeast storms occurred as an abrupt shift in 1996, particularly in the spring and fall, rather than as a steady change over...



global heat waves in 2016 resulted purely from human-driven climate change: stud




the findings mark the first time that global scientists have identified severe weather that could not have happened without climate change, said the peer-reviewed report titled "explaining extreme events in 2016 from a climate perspective."until now, the contribution of human-driven climate change h...



aggressive emissions cutbacks would drop heat waves in half in 20 years




enlargekevin frayershare this storyone of the challenges of driving action on climate change is the gap between taking action and seeing any benefits. we'll have to act now to limit greenhouse gas emissions if we want to limit total global warming to less than 2°c and minimize negative effects....



200 weather records broken during australia's 'angry summer': climate council




a report from the climate council highlights the impacts of climate change that are already being felt in the extreme weather of the recent summer. more than 200 weather records were broken during the intense, "angry summer" just finished, putting stress on australians and the ageing energy system.a...



200 weather records broken during australia's 'angry summer': climate council




a report from the climate council highlights the impacts of climate change that are already being felt in the extreme weather of the recent summer. more than 200 weather records were broken during the intense, "angry summer" just finished, putting stress on australians and the ageing energy system.a...