General Climate News

Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer.
ETH Zurich , Tuesday 9 April 2019
Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions A Finnish study suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to determining whether fen ecosystems are able to adapt to a changing climate.
University of Eastern Finland, Monday 8 April 2019
Be the change you want to see in the world: How individuals can help save the planet from climate catastrophe Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy, a major new European study has found.
University of Sussex, Thursday 28 March 2019
Climate extremes hitting maize production could become the new norm by 2020 Even with an increase in global temperatures of just 1.5 °C, the worst production losses experienced by maize producers so far are likely to become increasingly frequent.
EU Science Hub, Thursday 28 March 2019
Cities under pressure in changing climate Experts highlight the challenge cities face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.
Newcastle University, Thursday 28 March 2019
Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change Researchers have analyzed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change.
Swansea University, Tuesday 26 March 2019
C3S User Learning Services offers free training on the use of the Climate Data Store (CDS) platform This Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) training programme combines online learning with face-to-face events in 30 countries across Europe. C3S is still looking for future local trainers for events in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Malta and Denmark. Are you interested to become an 'in-country' trainer for the C3S User Learning Services blended training programme in your own country? Please apply via c3s-uls@ecmwf.int.
Copernicus Climate Change Service, Wednesday 20 March 2019
Floodplain forests under threat A German research team shows that the extraction of ground water for industry and households is increasingly damaging floodplain forests in Europe given the increasing intensity and length of drought periods in the summer.
University of Freiburg, Tuesday 19 March 2019
Scientists study fish to learn how to adapt to the impacts of climate change Freshwater biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and nature-based solutions, which increase the resilience of ecological communities, are becoming increasingly important in helping communities prepare for the unavoidable effects of climate change. A study was carried out how fish adapt to rapid changes in the surrounding freshwater environment.
Tallinn University of Technology, Tuesday 19 March 2019
PLACARD Foresight workshop: facing the future of Europe’s climate The second PLACARD Foresight workshop, which was held in December 2018, showcased the potential of foresight methods in increasing climate resilience across Europe. A short report here.
PLACARD project, Tuesday 19 March 2019
Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform discussions on Green New Deal or any “forward-looking policy package” say researchers.
University of Cambridge, Monday 18 March 2019
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change A new study by a team of scientists from the US and the UK explains how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change.
University of Exeter, Monday 18 March 2019
Report released on how countries are responding to rising seas There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge.
OECD, Friday 15 March 2019
Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance How can investors protect their portfolios against physical impacts of climate change? A new report provides insight to what investors need to make better investment decisions in a changing climate.
CICERO, Tuesday 12 March 2019
COACCH project: Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs The EU-funded COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. The project is taking a specific approach to ensure producing knowledge which can be communicated, disseminated and applied in a timely manner.
COACCH project / Climate ADAPT, Friday 8 March 2019