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Greenhouse Gas News Archive 2014

sun 12th December 2014 Loaded Dice
Nikolaos Christidis and colleagues at the UK's Met Office have shown how the chance of dangerous heatwaves in Europe has now increased to twice per decade.


green stream 25th November 2014 Climate Fix
Researchers from Leeds, Bristol and Oxford Universities in the UK have concluded that climate engineering techniques could put billions of people at risk.


ice melt 25th November 2014 Methane Slumps
Ake Naute and colleagues at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have shown how warming of permafrost and vegetation changes in the Arctic may alter methane fluxes.


leaves 25th November 2014 Land use Leakage
Alexander Popp and colleagues at the Postdam Institute in Germany have warned that efforts to tackle defoestation may lead to increased carbon losses from non-forest areas.


ship 8th September 2014 Pacific Cooling
Masahiro Watanabe and colleagues at the Unoversity of Tokyo have identified a strong role of cooling in the equatorial Pacific in limiting global temperature increases over recent decades.


smoke 8th September 2014 Carbon Win-Wins
Tammy Thompson and colleagues at MIT have identified very large human health and financial co-benefits of US carbon reduction policies via improved air quaility.


eggs 8th September 2014 Food for Thought
Bojana Bajželj and colleagues at the University of Cambridge, UK, have shown how the expansion of global agriculture could be limited through improved food demand management.


flood 18th June 2014 Umbrella Boost
Elizabeth Kendon and colleagues at the Met Office's Hadley Centre, UK, have revealed that climate change will induce much heavier summer rainfall events in the UK.


farm 18th June 2014 Sugar Cane Carbon
Francisco Mello and colleagues at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil have calculated the carbon payback time for soils where they are used for sugar cane production to make ethanol.


cars 24th April 2014 Biofuel Balance
Adam Liska and colleagues at the University of Nebraska, USA, have calculated that soil carbon losses via crop residues can undermine the climate mitigation benefits if biofuels.


flame 24th April 2014 Yes to CCS
The European Commission is set to award around 300m euro to support a large-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Yorkshire, UK. The CO2 will then be buried under the North Sea.


ice melt 21st March 2014 Mass Balance
Shfaqat Khan and colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark have found that regional warming has triggered ice loss from the northeast Greenland ice sheet.


crops 21st March 2014 Popcorn
Andy Challinor and international colleagues have reported that yields of key crops such as wheat and maize may decrease in many areas with 2 degrees C or more of temperature rise.


sun 24th February 2014 Heat Loss
Valerie Mueller and colleagues at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington have found a link between increasing heat stress and human migration patterns in Pakistan.


surface 24th February 2014 Black and White
Dian Siedel and colleagues at NOAA in the US have shown that the geoengineering of Earth's albedo to reduce warming may be impossible to detect and so manage effectively.


fish face 24th February 2014 Fish Farming
Manuel Barange and colleagues at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, have assessed the impacts of climate change across 60% of global fisheries. They highlight the role of aquaculture in meeting demand.


cloud 3rd January 2014 Cloudy Issue
Steven Sherwood and colleagues at the University of New South Wales have suggested that Earth's climate is more sensitive to higher carbon dioxide concentrations than previously thought.


fire 3rd January 2014 Hot Oz
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology have reported that 2013 was the nation's hottest recorded year, with temperatures 1.2 degrees C above the long term average.


dave reay 3rd January 2014 Happy New Year
A very happy New Year to everyone. Here's hoping for a great 2014 and maybe, just maybe, the year in which the rate of increase in carbon dioxide concentrations starts to fall.


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