30th November 2013 Ocean
Thomas Frolicker and colleagues at ETH Zurich have suggested that
heat loss from the oceans may lead to continued warming long after
carbon dioxide emissions are stopped.
30th November 2013 Insure
Diane Horn of University of London and Michael McShane of Old
Dominion University, USA, have assessed the effectiveness of a
flood insurance response to future climate change impacts in the
30th November 2013 Short
Neil Bowerman and colleagues at the University of Oxford, UK,
have assessed the climate change mitigation potential of reducing
emissions of methane and black carbon.
21st September 2013 Algal
Katharina Six of Max Planck in Germany, and colleagues, have warned
that ocean acidification may enhance global warming by reducing
sulphide emissions from ocean algae.
21st September 2013 Sink
Gert-Jan Nabuurs and colleagues at Wageningen University in the
Netherlands have suggested that the forest carbon sink in Europe
may be close to reaching saturation point.
21st September 2013 Pest
Daniel Bebber and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK,
have assessed the rate of spread of crop pests in response to
climate warming. They report a poleward spread of 2.7km per year.
26th July 2013 Harvest
Toshichika Iizumiclose and colleagues at the National Institute
for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan, have shown how seasonal
climate forecasts could make global food production more resilient.
26th July 2013 Carbon
Philip Ciais and colleagues at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat
et de lEnvironnement, France, have examined the attribution
of past and near-term carbon fluxes around the world.
1st June 2013 Manhattan
Tiantian Li, and colleagues at Columbia University in the US,
have suggested that climate change will cause an increase in heat-related
deaths, especially in May and September, in Manhattan, New York.
1st June 2013 Pollution
Lord Smith, chair of the UK Environment Agency, has warned that
the influx of cheap coal to Europe as a result of the US fracking
gas boom threatens to derail climate mitigation efforts.
26th April 2013 Climate
Irina Mahlstein and colleagues at the University of Colorado have
shown how climate change could cause large and rapid shifts in
climate zones that will allow less time for species to adapt.
26th April 2013 Greenhouse
Ben Stocker and colleagues at the University of Bern have predicted
that climate change induces significant positive feedbacks in
emissions of both methane and nitrous oxide.
26th April 2013 Ash
Dave Reay, of University of Edinburgh and GHGonline, has estimated
that Ash dieback in Britain will cause a 5 million tonne disturbance
to the British vegetation carbon stock.
25th March 2013 Mixed
Johann Bell, and colleagues at the Fisheries Division in New Caledonia,
have found that climate change will have both positive and negative
effects on fisheries in the tropical Pacific.
25th March 2013 Flood
John Beddington, the UK's Chief Scientist, has highlighted the
extent to which past greenhouse gas emissions have already committed
us to increased flood frequency.
29th January 2013 Soil
Serita Frey and colleagues at the University of New Hampshire,
US have found that climate change may result in a change the efficiency
of soil carbon use and the climate feedback response.
29th January 2013 Coal
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, has said the developing
countries using coal should not be shunned by the World Bank despite
the pressing need to lower coal use.
8th January 2013 Ice
Jonathan Bamber and Willy Aspinall at the University of Bristol,
UK, have warned that the contribution to sea level rise from ice
sheet loss may be larger than previously thought.