General Climate News

Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic Scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Wednesday 3 January 2018
Trees' spring awakening is becoming less and less sensitive to altitude differences In the Swiss Alps the time lag between leafing of trees at high and low altitudes has shortened dramatically since the 1960s, due to climate warming. Researchers analysed more than 20,000 observations recorded in Switzerland.
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Tuesday 26 December 2017
PYRADAPT 2017: meeting and exchange on how the Pyrenees can adapt to the impacts of climate change The international colloquium PYRADAPT 2017 held in November in France, brought together 200 experts on climate change in mountain areas where topics on climate change impacts were discussed, such as the the disappearance of 50% of the Pyrenees glaciers in the last 40 years.
OPCC, Friday 22 December 2017
Landscape Investment and Finance Tool (LIFT) The Landscape Investment and Finance Tool comprises of a set of modules that help landscape initiatives define, develop and find finance for their landscape priorities. The tool guides you in the process through which you will have to find the types of investors that might be interested in your landscape-specific business cases.
LIFT website, Wednesday 20 December 2017
Arctic saw 2nd warmest year, smallest winter sea ice coverage on record in 2017 A report shows that the warming trend transforming the Arctic persisted in 2017, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects.
NOAA, Tuesday 12 December 2017
Survey reveals UK pessimistic about international action on climate change More than half of people in the UK think it is unlikely enough governments will take action to reduce climate change, according to a new study of 18 European countries published today.
UK National Centre of Social Research, Monday 11 December 2017
European forests can mitigate over 20% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions The European forests are already making an important contribution to combating climate change at present. Not only through sequestering CO2 in the forest ecosystem, but active management also produces wood products that replace energy-intensive materials such as concrete and steel.
Wageningen UR, Friday 8 December 2017
Report published on the state of knowledge on climate change impacts for Ireland Ireland’s changing climate is projected to result in wide ranging economic and societal impacts. Report published for Irish decision makers.
Irish Environmental Protection Agency, Thursday 7 December 2017
Understanding the impact of natural atmospheric particles Researchers have quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change.
University of Leeds, Monday 4 December 2017
Biologists analyze data of long-term experiment to monitor and predict how plant species will respond to climate change Plant Ecology researchers have developed a technique to monitor and predict how plant species will respond to climate change.
University of Tübingen, Monday 4 December 2017