11th April Climate
The UK Government is set to roll back climate change regulations
and measures as part of its post-Brexit actions. The moves appear
to be part of efforts to secure better trade deals.
11th April Permafrost
Sarah Chadburn and colleagues at the University of Leeds, UK, have
examined the risk to permaforst soils ofclimate warming. They estimate
that with 2 degrees of warming the area could decrease by 40 percent.
11th April Carbon
Zhenganag Wang and colleagues in Belgium have estimated that up
to one third of carbon lost from land due to human activities has
actually ended up in ocean sediments rather than in the atmosphere.
13th April Sea
John Church and colleagues at CSIRO in Australia have identified
greenhouse gas-induced warming, rather than natural variability,
as the key driver of global sea level rise since the 1970s
13th April Climate
Keith Paustian of Cornell University, and colleagues in the UK,
have highlighted the hue potential for climate change mitigation
through improved management of the world's soils.
20th December Paris
The COP21 meeting in Paris has succeeded in reaching agreement on
how to tackle climate change after 2020. The historic deal includes
mechanisms for increasing emissions cuts and financing.