Monday 05 March 2012
Germany fully backs EU law on airline carbon costReuters | 05 Mar 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany reiterated support on Monday for EU law making all airlines pay for carbon emissions, underlining the bloc's determination not to bow to international pressure to scrap the scheme.
Africa: Climate Change Exacerbates Food Scarcity in Insecure RegionsAllAfrica.com | 05 Mar 2012
[Worldwatch Institute] A recent report by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), offers new insight into the threat that climate change poses to the livelihood of millions of farmers worldwide. The report, Mapping Hotspots of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in the Global Tropics, maps areas at risk of crossing "climate thresholds - temperatures too hot for maize or beans," by 2050.
Namibia: Footballers on Climate Awareness DriveAllAfrica.com | 05 Mar 2012
[Namibia Economist] Soccer fans will be in for a treat when international soccer players take on Namibian players on 17 March 2012 at the Sam Nujoma Soccer Stadium in Windhoek.
New insights into cloud formationScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
Clouds have a profound effect on the climate, but we know surprisingly little about how they form. Researcher have studied how extremely small cloud particles can dispose of excess energy. This knowledge is necessary to understand processes in the atmosphere that affect global climate change.
The Blue Planet's new water budget: Do we have enough?ScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same so-called "water budget". Has Earth gained or lost water from comets and meteorites? Has water been lost into space? New research into the Earth's primordial oceans revisits Earth's historical water budget.
Warming of two degrees inevitable over Canada, experts sayScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
Even if zero emissions of greenhouse gases were to be achieved, the world's temperature would continue to rise by about a quarter of a degree over a decade. That's a best-case scenario, according to a new article. Experts urge the public, governments and industries to wake up to a harsh new reality.
In forests, past disturbances obscure warming impactsScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
Past disturbances, such as logging, can obscure the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems. So reports a new study. The article, exploring nitrogen dynamics, found that untangling climate impacts from other factors can be difficult, even when scientists have access to decades of data on a forest's environmental conditions.
Ice hockey feels the heat in CanadaScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
The future of Canadian outdoor ice hockey - a sport synonymous with the country's culture – is being threatened by anthropogenic climate change, new research suggests. As warmer winter temperatures restrict ice from freezing over, researchers believe the ice hockey stars of the future will have...
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