12th December 2014 Loaded
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.
25th November 2014 Climate
Researchers from Leeds, Bristol and Oxford Universities in the
UK have concluded that climate engineering techniques could put
billions of people at risk.
25th November 2014 Methane
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.
25th November 2014 Land
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.
8th September 2014 Pacific
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.
8th September 2014 Carbon
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.
8th September 2014 Food
Bojana Bajelj and colleagues at the University of Cambridge,
UK, have shown how the expansion of global agriculture could be
limited through improved food demand management.
18th June 2014 Umbrella
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.
18th June 2014 Sugar
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.
24th April 2014 Biofuel
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.
24th April 2014 Yes
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.
21st March 2014 Mass
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.
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.
24th February 2014 Heat
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.
24th February 2014 Black
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.
24th February 2014 Fish
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.
3rd January 2014 Cloudy
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.
3rd January 2014 Hot
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.
3rd January 2014 Happy
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.