Scientists at Argonne are addressing the vulnerabilities of infrastructure systems through the lens of climate impacts: They are creating detailed climate maps and adapting them to infrastructure as a way for communities to protect themselves from the effects of climate change.
The eastern half of the U.S is one of the principal hot spots for severe thunderstorm activity, especially tornadoes, globally.
Argonne and the New York Power Authority are collaborating to determine how the utility’s infrastructure may be affected by extreme weather and other hazards.
America Resilient proposed key ways to mitigate the degree of likely human suffering, loss of biodiversity, and disruptions to critical societal systems by building resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change in the United States.
Many species within Kenya’s Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to do – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Scientists develop novel new indicator for monitoring danger to the world’s rainforests, which are losing capacity to cycle carbon and water
UCI study: Higher heat will limit ecosystem’s role in removing atmospheric CO2
In the United States, climate change is controversial, which makes communicating about the subject a tricky proposition. A recent study by Portland State researchers Brianne Suldovsky, assistant professor of communication, and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez, assistant professor of statistics, explored how liberals…
Ignitions explain more than temperature or precipitation in driving Santa Ana wind fires
In the race to combat climate change, capturing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions has been touted as a simple road to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. While the science behind carbon capture is sound, current technologies are expensive and…
Study in budding yeast brings molecular biology to climate change
One of the leading thinkers in nano-science has called on the energy materials community to help finally put an end to the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Chinese researchers along with international colleagues recently reported a 6,700-year-long, precisely dated and well-calibrated tree-ring stable isotope chronology from the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau. It reveals full-frequency precipitation variability in the Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM) from interannual to multimillennial timescales with…
A new approach to analyse satellite measurements of Earth’s cloud cover reveals that clouds are very likely to enhance global heating. The research, by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of East Anglia, is the strongest evidence yet…
Meiyu-Baiu fronts in the most recent decade the wettest on record
Observations of carbon dioxide (CO2) on board cargo ship and passenger aircraft are upscaled for an expansion of the column-averaged CO2 (XCO2) database uniquely over the ocean. This XCO2 data will be used for improving satellite retrieval algorithms over
Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study by Newcastle University and the Met Office has found
The cryosphere, a term used to describe the areas of the Earth’s surface where water exists in solid form, plays an important role in regulating the Earth’s climate. Due to cryospheric retreat; for example, the melting Greenland ice sheet in…
Geoscientific study traces carbon-silicon cycle over three billion years on the basis of lithium isotope levels
When most people think of nitrous oxide (N 2 O), they think of a trip to the dentist. However, N 2 O is the third-most emitted greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide and methane, and it causes severe damage to the…
New research, led by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, illustrates the disparity between the narrow origins and far-reaching impacts of greenhouse emissions responsible for disrupting the global climate system. Published in Science Advances today, the study was built upon the most…
Excess urban heat is common within cities, but not all communities burden the consequences equally, according to new UC San Diego research
New research published by the open access publisher Frontiers inventories greenhouse gas emissions of 167 globally distributed cities. The study shows that just 25 mega-cities produce 52% of the greenhouse gas emissions from the studied cities.
Individual trees in urban areas provide cooling during evening, research shows
Climate and ecosystem change lead to a global redistribution of wealth
Rapid snowmelt can be dangerous, and understanding its drivers is important for understanding the world under the influence of climate change
A new study monitored satellite images to obtain sea discoloration data as a novel indicator in detecting if an underwater volcano’s eruption is imminent.
As atmospheric concentrations of CO2 continue to rise, we are putting future generations at risk of having to deal with a massive carbon debt. IIASA researchers and international colleagues are calling for immediate action to establish responsibility for carbon debt…
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios. The results, published in the journal…
Paying off our carbon debt
As melting sea ice brings more ships through the Northwest Passage, new research shows that Canada must prepare for the costs and consequences of an Arctic oil spill
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that changes in Earth’s orbit may have allowed complex life to emerge and thrive during the most hostile climate episode the planet has ever experienced. The researchers – working with colleagues in…
If global warming is not curbed, the increase in heat-related deaths will outstrip the decline in cold-related mortality, especially in the Mediterranean Basin
New modelling study reinforces the importance of reducing emissions and increasing surveillance in potential ‘hotspot’ areas
More than five million deaths a year can be attributed to abnormal hot and cold temperatures
Increased acidity in the atmosphere is disrupting the ecological balance of the oceans, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The first study to look at acidity’s impact on nutrient transport to the ocean demonstrates…
A study conducted by ULiège climatologists using the MAR climate model looks at the feasibility and impact of using such technologies
Possible climate changes on county level — a new climate service from GERICS
Networks of ground-based sensors paired with airborne drones could give firefighters a critical edge when battling wildfires, KAUST researchers have found. The sensor/unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) network could significantly shorten the time taken to detect a wildfire, giving firefighters a…
Hereon scientists develop new fisheries management planning tool — fewer stocks expected
The result is encouraging as the Indian monsoon might become less regular due to future global warming
Tipping found in models of the Gulf Stream and North American mid-latitude wind systems add to the growing concern that anthropogenic climate change might be abrupt and irreversible
A huge global network of researchers is working together to take the pulse of our global tropical forests. ForestPlots.net, which is co-ordinated from the University of Leeds, brings together more than 2,500 scientists who have examined millions of trees to…
Revised date of the Laacher See eruption 13,077 years ago provides crucial information about historical climate fluctuations at the end of the last Ice Age
In a rapidly changing Arctic, one area might serve as a refuge – a place that could continue to harbor ice-dependent species when conditions in nearby areas become inhospitable. This region north of Greenland and the islands of the Canadian…
After centuries of human impact on the world’s ecosystems, a new study from Flinders University details an example of how a common native bee species has flourished since the very first land clearances by humans on Fiji.
It is imperative that we understand the relationship between turbine placement and maximum energy extraction
Rising greenhouse gases and declining aerosols have triggered an approximate four-day delay in rainfall over tropical land and the Sahel.
Results of the MOSAiC expedition show: the expected recovery of the ozone layer may fail to happen anytime soon, if global warming is not slowed down In spring 2020, the MOSAiC expedition documented an unparalleled loss of ozone in the…