Posts Tagged ‘ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ’

India’s climate change laws

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
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RTCC: The latest Globe Climate Legislation Study was published in January 2013, focusing on 33 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. For the first time climate policymakers have a clear idea of how countries around the world are attempting to control their greenhouse gas emissions. We have selected the highlights from Globe’s analysis

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CLIMATE CHANGE: A Guide to The IPCC’s Take On Extreme Events

Nov 25th, 2011 | By
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IRIN- Did the heatwave of summer 2003, which killed at least 30,000 people in Europe, have anything to do with climate change? And were the 2010 floods in Pakistan, which affected more than 20 million people, linked to a warming climate? Various studies have attempted to examine the links between extreme weather events and climate

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Geoengineering: An Option Not A Solution For Global Warming

Nov 24th, 2011 | By
One of the geoengineering solutions to climate change: marine cloud whitening (spraying seawater droplets into marine clouds to make them reflect more sunlight). Photograph: NASA




Ground Report: Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system; it is not the nearest to the sun but it is so hot that it can melt hard metals if placed on its surface. Greenhouse effect from the action of Green House Gases (GHGs) is the chief factor for this hotness. Venus is next

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Climate Change, IPCC and Policy Riddle

Nov 18th, 2011 | By
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Book: Climate Change: IPCC, Water Crisis, and Policy Riddles With Reference to India and Her Surroundings  Author: Binayak Ray    Lexington Books, Maryland    234 pages, $45 book review `Concerned about effects’ by: Dr. Sudhirendar Sharma For anyone struggling to comprehend what climate change might mean to life-support systems and policy arena in the sub-continent, Binayak Ray

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BBC: A glimpse at IPCC’s upcoming report on weather extremes

Nov 16th, 2011 | By
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Knight Science:  We’ll get more of them soonish.. Not so sure, but pretty sure, they’re already here. A tip of the hat to Andrew C. Revkin, at the NY Times blog Dot Earth, for calling attention to a remarkable piece, an appreciation that I’d like to second. At the BBC its environmental reporter Richard Black

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UN Chief says it’s time to cough up climate cash

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
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Reuters: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged governments in rich nations to work around troubled economic times and scale up donations to a global climate change fund that is at risk of becoming an “empty shell”. The world’s poorest nations are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels, more extremes of droughts and floods

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Is Pakistan ready to face severe warming?

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
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Pak Observer: The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its annual World Energy Outlook Report has warned that the world has just five years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events. It warned that the current trends of rising fossil energy use will lead to irreversible and potentially

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Pachauri ready to work for Bihar

Nov 12th, 2011 | By
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Times of India: The Chairperson of the Nobel Price winning International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on Friday offered his services to Bihar. In response to Bihar’s Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi’s request at a workshop, Pachauri said: “I will be glad to offer my services for the formulation of Bihar State Action

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A new, lower estimate of climate sensitivity

Nov 11th, 2011 | By
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World Climate Report: There is word circulating that a paper soon to appear in Science magazine concludes that the climate sensitivity—how much the earth’s average temperature will rise as a result of a doubling of the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide—likely (that is, with a 66% probability) lies in the range 1.7°C to 2.6°C, with

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Himalayan Nations: Need to build Resilience to Climate Change Impact

Nov 10th, 2011 | By
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WWF: Himalayan nations must move rapidly to commit to efforts that build resilience to the impacts of climate change and generate resources for adaptation, capacity building and technology transfer. The Himalayan glaciers are the water towers of Asia, and the source of many of the world’s great rivers: The Yangtze, the Ganges, the Indus and

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Nepal-Going to the grassroots

Nov 9th, 2011 | By
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Republica: limate change is considered the greatest environmental challenge faced by mankind in human history. Changed pattern and quantity of precipitation in concert with temperature extremes manifests itself in a number of catastrophic outcomes like drought, slides, snowmelts, floods, agricultural productivity loss, and upsurge in diseases which impact both the natural and the human systems

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Insanity, Death and Climate Change

Nov 8th, 2011 | By
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IISD: Insanity has famously been described as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Does this maxim apply to the UN climate negotiations? If so, are those of us flying to Durban later this month about to join an exercise in mass madness? THE MADNESS OF KING COP Since the Conference of

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Climate change affects the seasons: autumn doesn’t know if it’s coming or going

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
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Telegraph: And why?” my wife Lucy demanded yesterday as she peeled off her gardening gloves, “are my clematis and roses in full bloom on November 1, and why am I still being bitten by gnats and midges?” Standing in shirt sleeves and muddy-kneed cords, brandishing a pair of secateurs, she sounded cross. “I’m supposed to

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Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
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Zee News: The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world’s efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. The new figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined

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IPCC Report Adds to Studies Tying Climate Change to Extreme Weather

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Floodwater has arrived at the Lat Phrao intersection, inundating Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in front of the Energy Building complex that houses the Flood Relief Operations Centre (Froc). The government insists it will not move Froc HQ to a flood-free province. Photo by Chanat Katanyu.




WRI: East Coast snowstorms in October. The suburbs of Bangkok under water. Extreme droughts in the Horn of Africa. Such “freak” weather events have dominated headlines for over a year, and with good reason. Now, a new report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is making the connections between these extreme weather events

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Beyond climategate: keeping politics and climate science separate

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
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The Ecologist: Beyond climategate-can we keep the politics and science of climate forecasting separate? The pressure is on climate forecasters to give us more accurate predictions of impacts, such as rising sea levels, but ahead of the Durban climate summit scientists say we still have much to learn When it comes to the environment, how

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Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
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The UNFCCC Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change is designed to assist Parties and other potential users in selecting the most appropriate methodology for assessments of impacts and vulnerability, and preparing for adaptation to climate change. The Compendium was developed in 1999 and updated in

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Climate Conversations – ‘Unholy brew’ of climate change threatens security

Aug 19th, 2011 | By




Alertnet: The recent statement of the UN Security Council identifying the impacts of climate change as a threat to international peace and security is most timely. Nothing can be more severe as a looming threat to humanity than the rapid climatic changes witnessed by the world today. Putting an end to the debate over climate

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Cloud cover theory drives scientists mad

Aug 12th, 2011 | By




Malaya: It might not be carbon dioxide but cloud cover that drives global warming. So says a controversial study that goes against the grain, saying random increases in cloud cover cause climate warming. The study – On the Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedbacks from Variations in Earth’s Radiant Energy Balance – was written by Roy

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Answering a call to lead in Pakistan

Aug 11th, 2011 | By




Boston: Since leaving Pakistan nearly two decades ago to study engineering at MIT, Adil Najam has taught at some of Boston’s best universities, served on the international climate council that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and made a comfortable suburban life with his wife and three children in Boxborough. But this past weekend, Najam

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Explainer: what we know and don’t know about climate change

Aug 10th, 2011 | By




The Conversation: Most Australians believe that climate change is real and want to learn more about it, but the debate in the media and on the internet makes it difficult for lay people to know who and what to believe. There are uncertainties in climate science, as in any scientific field, and scientists are quite

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Studying the climate? Then get out of the lab

Aug 8th, 2011 | By




TheAustralian: CLIMATE researchers should spend less time in front of computer screens building predictive models and more time in the field observing and interpreting “hard or real data”, an internationally recognised coastal science expert and publisher has warned. Charles Finkl, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Coastal Research, which published a peer-reviewed study by NSW

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Global warming

Aug 8th, 2011 | By




WeekendObserver: According to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) in its scientific report, “Global temperatures are expected to increase 3.5 to 8 decrees Fahrenheit by 2050, and there is a 1 in 10 chance that the increase could be far worses, a risk that many expert believe is too great to be

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Crusade against Science Ignores Threat of Global Warming

Aug 4th, 2011 | By




Neontommy: Scientists all over the world have contributed countless reports filled with evidence that global warming is indeed occurring on an alarming scale. Yet new insignificant reports continue to fuel skeptics in their crusade against environmentalists. A leader for NASA’s Aqua Satellite, Dr. Roy Spencer, has just published a report indicating that his studies of

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The Climate Time Bomb Dud

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By




Energy Tribune: In the 1994 Greenpeace released a publication called “The Climate Time Bomb Catalogue”. In it they state categorically that the burning of fossil fuels will cause all kinds of disasters. As you will see, all of these “disasters” and “unprecedented” weather events are not new and have occurred many times in the near

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