Thursday 01 March 2012
Oceans' acidic shift may be fastest in 300 million yearsReuters | 01 Mar 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's oceans are turning acidic at what could be the fastest pace of any time in the past 300 million years, even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago, scientists said on Thursday.
Governments embrace carbon voluntary market: reportReuters | 01 Mar 2012
LONDON, March 1 - A growing number of national and regional governments are likely to use voluntary carbon credits to meet mandatory climate targets, a report by U.S. research company Ecosystem Marketplace said on Thursday.
Central Africa: Tentative Steps Towards AdaptationAllAfrica.com | 01 Mar 2012
[IPS] Kikwit - Governments and civil society organisations in Central Africa are slowly developing strategies in response to global warming. But specialists say the steps being taken seem hesitant in the face of emerging realities.
Africa: Climate Conversations - How to Close the Climate Emissions GapAllAfrica.com | 01 Mar 2012
[AlertNet] The outcome of the international climate change conference last year in Durban, South Africa, underscored a dichotomy that has come to characterise the effort to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for global warming: While it surpassed what many thought was politically feasible, it was far less than what is needed to avoid a catastrophe.
Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived Ice AgeScienceDaily.com | 01 Mar 2012
Until now, it was presumed that the last glacial period denuded the Scandinavian landscape of trees until a gradual return of milder weather began and melted away the ice cover some 9,000 years ago. New research shows that some Scandinavian conifers survived the inhospitable ice age climate likely for several thousands of years.
Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented, study saysScienceDaily.com | 01 Mar 2012
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study. The study is the first of its kind to survey the geologic record for evidence of ocean acidification over this vast time period.
13 Governments That Embrace Voluntary Carbon MarketsClimateBiz | 01 Mar 2012
A new global climate-change regime is years away, but governments around the world are leveraging voluntary tools developed by the private sector to incubate climate-change solutions. A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the leaders.
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