General Climate News

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Monday 13 August 2018
Year 2017 was third warmest year on record, international report confirms The State of the Climate in 2017 reports that last year was the third-warmest year on record (after 2016 and 2015), and that the planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as rises in sea level.
European Commission Science Hub, Tuesday 7 August 2018
Measuring climate impact of forests management – a groundbreaking approach A JRC-led group of forestry research experts has developed a rigorous new fact-based carbon accounting system that reflects how forest management practices can help mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
European Commission Science Hub, Thursday 2 August 2018
C3S Training Programme on the use of the Climate Data Store: Now recruiting participants and local trainers Are you working or interested in Climate Change Adaptation Issues and searching for information about our past, current and future climate? The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is offering a user learning service about how to use the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS) to assess climate change impact.
Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), Wednesday 1 August 2018
More plants and less snow at high elevation in the French Alps Satellite images taken over a 30-year period have shown that a French national park in the Alps has become greener with more vegetation, as snow cover disappears under a changing climate.
Science for Environment Policy: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 19 July 2018
Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region.
Lund University, Wednesday 18 July 2018
Article on held Spanish seminars on impacts and adaptation in relation to climate change within the insurance industry In 2017, amongst the start of the LIFE-SHARA project, seminars were held to present the relationship between extreme weather phenomena and climate change in Spain and its impacts on the insurance industry; outcomes are reported in this article.
Spanish National Centre for Environmental Education, Tuesday 17 July 2018
A scientist's final paper looks toward Earth's future climate A final scientific paper reveals new insights into one of the most complex challenges of Earth's climate: understanding and predicting future atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases and the role of the ocean and land in determining those levels.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center , Tuesday 17 July 2018
New training workshop in Austria for climate change adaptation Climate change impacts are most visible at the local level and thus, requiring adaptation actions. For this purpose, participants were trained as climate adaptation counsellors for Austrian municipalities. The Austrian Environment Agency acted as a moderator and guide and was responsible for the organization of the course.
Austrian Environment Agency, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Global warming may be twice what climate models predict Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.
University of New South Wales, Thursday 5 July 2018