General Climate News

  • 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, July 19, 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, July 18, 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, July 17, 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 , July 17, 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, July 10, 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, July 05, 2018

  • Trees with grassy areas soften summer heat Trees cool their environment and "heat islands" in large cities benefit from it. However, the degree of cooling depends greatly on the tree species and the local conditions. In a German study two species of urban trees were compared.
    Technical University of Munich, July 04, 2018

  • Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets With current climate policies and efforts to increase clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings will cause enough CO2 emissions to push climate targets out of reach.
    EC Joint Research Centre, July 04, 2018

  • Adapting to climate change: how to make it possible? How is it possible to make climate change adaptation not only more effective but also politically and institutionally viable? How can we increase the factual support from the science to the policy making community?
    CMCC, June 29, 2018

  • SHARA project is boosting climate change adaptation in Spain and Portugal The LIFE SHARA project actions involve strengthening the Spanish adaptation knowledge platform (AdapteCCa), capacity building, and awareness raising on climate change adaptation. Its final objective is to strengthen the governance of adaptation and increase the resilience against climate change in Spain and Portugal.
    SHARA project, June 25, 2018