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Mar

23
2014

Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise

Natalie     Data, Discussies, Records, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Local.msn.com reports that...

Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied to a pause in global warming.

Sea level rise has been one of the clearest signs of climate changewater expands as it warms and parts of Greenland and Antarctica are thawing, along with glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps.

But in a puzzle to climate scientists, the rate slowed to 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inch) a year from 2003 op 2011 uit 3.4 mm from 1994-2002, heartening skeptics who doubt that deep cuts are needed in mankind’s rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Read more at local.msn.com


Mar

16
2014

Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

Natalie     Data, Discussies, Voorspellingen, Rapporten & Bevindingen     0

Phys.org reports that...

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.

Read more at phys.org


December

07
2012

Obama seeking $60.4 billion for post-Sandy recovery

Natalie     Schade meer dan $ 1B, Data, Discussies, Policy, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com reports that...

 

President Barack Obama requested Friday that Congress authorize $60.4 billion in emergency spending to help the states hit by the supers-storm Sandy in late October. A House Democratic aide told NBC News that theyeven though it’s reasonable, we don’t expect Republicans to just hand it over. We’re going to have to fight for it. Some congressional Republicans have said that the money spent on Sandy ought to be offset with spending cuts in other parts of the federal budget; most Democrats do not seek offsets. In a joint statement, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., co-chairs of the bipartisan congressional task force on recovering from Tropical Sandy, praised Obama’s request. “While more may be needed in the long term, this robust package is a major first step that we will work to pass as quickly as possible in Congress to help devastated communities, families and businesses.

Read more at nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com


Juli

27
2012

Grass painting spreads as U.S. drought ravages lawns

Natalie     Discussies, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

As the worst drought in decades hits two-thirds of the USA, residents and businesses in normally well-watered areas are catching on to the lawn-painting practice employed for years in the drier West and Southwest.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Juli

20
2012

Russia flood brings volunteer spirit, and new law

Natalie     Discussies, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Chron.com reports that...

Ten minste 171 people died in Krymsk and nearby parts of southern Russia when flash floods triggered by extraordinarily heavy rains inundated the area on July 6-7.

Read more at www.chron.com


Kan

31
2012

Scientists: Carbon dixode at highest level in 800,000 jaar

Natalie     Data, Discussies, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating pace.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Kan

31
2012

Tipping iceberg captured on video by tourist

Natalie     Discussies, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

News.yahoo.com reports that...

A tourist has captured some rare and startling video of an iceberg tipping over. The tourist was traveling on a boat near the Upsala Glacier in Argentina and caught the unexpected momentThe Upsala Glacier has been melting for a number of years and is often cited as evidence of global climate change. The BBC reports that the glacier, once the largest in South America, has been retreating at a rate of about 600 feet a year.

Read more at news.yahoo.com


Kan

16
2012

Extreme rain doubled in Midwest: climate study

Natalie     Data, Discussies, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Reuters.com reports that...

The number of extreme rainstormsdeluges that dump 3 inches or more in a daydoubled in the U.S. Midwest over the last half-century, causing billions of dollars in flood damage in a trend climate advocates link to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Kan

15
2012

 Most mammals won’t flee climate change fast enough

Natalie     Discussies, Voorspellingen, Rapporten & Bevindingen, Weersomstandigheden     0

Usnews.msnbc.msn.com reports that...

As the climate changes over the next century, the ranges of nearly 90 percent of mammal species will shrink- in many cases because animals won’t be able to get to areas where the climate is going to become suitable for them, says new research.

Read more at usnews.msnbc.msn.com


April

15
2012

Is uw staat klaar voor Global Warming?

Robert     Discussies, groen, Uncategorized     0

Californië is gerangschikt als een van de top Amerikaanse Staten in klimaat verandering paraatheid. Californië hebben zullen waarschijnlijk meer dan zijn aandeel problemen veroorzaakt door klimaatverandering met afnemende watervoorziening en kust overstromingen. Echter Californië is klaar in termen van planning voor verwachte wijzigingen in de snowpack en het resulterende kleinere volume in de Staten reservoirs.
Een van slechts negen staten hebben uitgebreide strategieën ontworpen en geïmplementeerd beleid adressering watertekorten die naar verwachting optreden als mondiale temperaturen zoals voorspeld verhogen.

De auteur van “Klaar of niet: Een evaluatie van staat klimaat en Water paraatheidsplanning”, Ben Chou verslagen dat veel staten niet zelfs begonnen om actie te ondernemen, “Ze doen niets om te bezuinigen op koolstof vervuiling of voor te bereiden voor de gevolgen van klimaatverandering.”

“Ik zou zeggen, dat Californië is een van de leidende staten in het land” genoemde Chou. Het klassement volgen met Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennslvania, Washington en Wisconsin als de negen staten opgenomen in de nationale studie uitgevoerd door de NRDC.

De studie gaat op te zeggen negenentwintig Staten hebben gedaan weinig of niets om voor te bereiden voor water gerelateerde klimaateffecten.

Mensen daadwerkelijk zorg over wat er gaat gebeuren in de toekomst ten minste in deze negen staten.


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