Tag Archive for 'Nature Climate Change'

Number of extreme heat days over land continuing to increase

February 26th, 2014 by Nature Climate Change

There has been a continued increase in the number of extreme heat days over land since 1997. This finding, reported in a Commentary in the March 2014 issue of Nature Climate Change, suggests that the increase is in spite of the recent slowdown in global average surface temperature. A team of researchers, led by Professor […]

Health benefits from climate change mitigation

September 22nd, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save between 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in the year 2100, reports a paper “Climate Change: Health benefits of mitigation” published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in […]

Increased C02 emissions could lead to more clear air turbulence during transatlantic flights

April 8th, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Climate change may lead to bumpier transatlantic flights by the middle of the 21st century, suggests work published in the letter “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change‘ in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study reports that clear-air turbulence is likely to change significantly with the doubling of carbon dioxide […]

Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Carbon Capture and Storage facility development too slow for reduction required in CO2 emissions

December 16th, 2012 by University of Edinburgh

According to carbon capture & storage researchers, progress in the crucial technology designed to combat climate change is worryingly slow. Work on creating facilities for carbon capture and storage – which removes carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it deep underground – is not progressing sufficiently. Lack of progress will lead to failure to […]

Ocean temperature is now the primary climate-induced threat to North Atlantic calcifying plankton

December 3rd, 2012 by Nature

Ocean temperature is now the primary climate-induced threat to North Atlantic calcifying plankton according to research published in the paper “Long-term responses of North Atlantic calcifying plankton to climate change” in the journal Nature Climate Change. This study suggests that although ocean acidification may become a serious threat in the future, from 1960–2009 the primary […]

Some harmful impacts of climate change are now inevitable so we need to prepare for adaptation

November 27th, 2012 by University of Southampton

Uncertainty about how much the climate is changing is not a reason to delay preparing for the harmful impacts of climate change said Professor Jim Hall of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford and colleagues at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, writing in Nature Climate Change. The costs of adapting […]

Energy efficiency investment more worthwhile than increasing supply

October 26th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

According to research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, much more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change. A report, ‘Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection‘ published in Nature Climate Change on 26 October 2012, […]

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP but fall more slowly with recession

October 8th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report, ‘Asymmetric effects of economic growth and decline on CO2 emissions’ in the 7 October 2012 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents […]

The window of opportunity to save the world’s coral reefs is closing

September 17th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Coral reefs face severe challenges even if global warming is restricted to the 2° Celsius commonly perceived as safe for many natural and man-made systems. Warmer sea surface temperatures are likely to trigger more frequent and more intense mass coral bleaching events. Only under a scenario with strong action on mitigating greenhouse-gas emissions and the […]