Tag Archive | Global warming

“NATO Lawmakers Warn Global Warming Will Trigger Food Shortages”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-22/nato-lawmakers-warn-global-warming-will-trigger-food-shortages

Lawmakers from nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are warning that global warming will lead to mass migration and conflict in the Middle East and Africa, another reason President Donald Trump should stay in the Paris climate deal.

“The Scientists Fighting to Save Us From a World Without Coffee”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/the-scientists-fighting-to-save-us-from-a-world-without-coffee

Coffee crops are under siege from deforestation, abnormally high temperatures, a lack of precipitation, and disease. The global market is heading for its fourth straight year of deficit, according to estimates from Rabobank International. At the same time, global demand for the beloved beverage is expected to reach an all-time high this year, led by demand from younger American consumers. Production will need to increase at least 50 percent by the middle of this century to keep pace with the demand, says Conservation International, an environmental organization. To cope, the industry is rushing to develop plants that can adapt with the changing environment.

“Half in US Are Now Concerned Global Warming Believers”

Trend: U.S. Global Warming Opinion Groups

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With a record number of Americans sounding the alarm on global warming, the share of the U.S. population that Gallup categorizes as “Concerned Believers” on climate change has consequently reached a new high of 50%. This is up slightly from 47% in 2016 but is well above the 37% recorded only two years ago.

“Global Warming Concern at Three-Decade High in US”

American concern about global warming and climate change

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Record percentages of Americans are concerned about global warming, believe it is occurring, consider it a serious threat and say it is caused by human activity. All of these perceptions are up significantly from 2015.

“Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada, Portends Huge Carbon Release”

Melting permafrost is altering the landscape in northern Canada

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27022017/global-warming-permafrost-study-melt-canada-siberia?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Study shows 52,000 square miles in rapid decline, with sediment and carbon threatening the surrounding environment and potentially accelerating global warming.

“Scientists Are Poised to Start a New Movement”

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The current political climate has spurred a growing cadre of scientists to emerge from their labs, offices and fieldwork sites to contest an administration that’s openly hostile to scientific inquiry — particularly when it comes to climate change — and coined the term “alternative facts.”

“Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models”

 

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According to independent analyses by NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. Heat records for the Arctic were also broken, and to a stunning degree. According to satellite data, the 2016 Arctic sea ice minimum extent, is effectively tied with 2007, for the second-lowest yearly minimum in the satellite records.

“We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds”

The felling of commercial forests in the North Yorkshire Dales, National Park, UK. Land use change like deforestation was a significant early human contributor to global warming.

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A new study identifies an extra 0.1°C of human-caused warming.  It turns out that 2015 was the first year on record that passed the 1°C (1.8°F) mark. It means that 2016 was approximately 0.1°C (0.2°F) warmer than we had thought relative to the pre-industrial time period. To put this in perspective, it is almost an extra decade of warming.

“Ignoring Trump’s Skepticism, Davos Elite Bets on Climate Change”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-15/ignoring-trump-s-skepticism-davos-elite-bets-on-climate-change

Donald Trump has often ridiculed global warming and promised to withdraw the U.S. from the global accord signed in Paris in 2015. Yet despite the change of political weather in Washington, the captains of business and finance gathered in Davos this week will spend a lot of time talking about climate change — and how to make money from it.

The World Economic Forum is devoting 15 sessions of its 2017 annual meeting to climate change, and nine more to clean energy — the most ever on the issues.