Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic processes on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate (see global warming). For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate ...
There might be feedbacks in the climate system that we aren't aware of yet.
The amount of carbon in the oceans and atmosphere changes suddenly and dramatically. The oceans are acidified and significant extinctions result. On land, global temperatures increase anywhere from five to nine degrees Celsius, causing widespread habitat disruptions. Despite the sudden onset of the event, its impact lingers for 100 thousand years.
his might sound like a worst-case situation for the current anthropogenic influences on climate, but it's actually an historic event that the public is generally unaware ...
There is "absolutely no scientifically proven basis for the premise that man can affect what the climate does" is absurd. Our libraries are full of carefully compiled and critically reviewed scientific research that makes it clear that global warming is real, is caused by human activity and is significantly and rapidly changing the world's climate.The research conclusions of dozens of respected scientific organizations such as the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the National Academies of Science and the American Meteorological Society are easily available online.Our ...
Presentation of scary stories about global warming in the popular media makes us unnecessarily frightened. Even worse, it terrifies our kids.Al Gore famously depicted how a sea-level rise of 20 feet (six meters) would almost completely flood Florida, New York, Holland, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, even though the United Nations estimates that sea levels will rise 20 times less than that, and do no such thing. When confronted with these exaggerations, some of us say that they are for a good cause, and surely there is no harm done if the result is that we focus even more on tackling climate change. ...
Climate change wins precarious slot in proposed development goals Reuters: Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate change, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like.
How the "post-2015 development agenda' -- which will follow the expiring Millennium Development Goals -- should approach climate change has been a thorny issue for the past 18 months, not least because the world is simultaneously trying to hammer out a new deal to...
Fracking firm hit by double legal block 21 July, 2014
Plans to bring controversial fracking to Sussex have run into more opposition after a group of landowners announced a new ‘legal blockade’ to prevent shale gas and oil exploration at a second site in the region.
similar initiative in nearby Fernhurst , nine residents and landowners,
including the Sussex Wildlife Trust, whose property surround a potential
fracking site near Wisborough Green, West Sussex, have joined forces to deny
energy company Celtique permission to drill under their land.
announcement comes ahead of a crucial meeting of the West Sussex County Council
planning committee tomorrow, to decide whether to grant permission for Celtique
to carry out exploratory drilling at the contested site. Celtique have said
they are ready to use hydraulic fracturing in future should they find shale gas
European Commission defends Human Brain Project The European Commission has responded to criticism from 150 European Union scientists over the Swiss-led Human Brain Project, stating it is confident that an ongoing evaluation of the project will properly address their concerns. Earlier this month, the group of EU researchers labelled the Human Brain Project as badly organised and said it was too narrowly concentrated on brain simulation. More than 600 researchers have since signed the letter. “As a public authority for research, we take all such signals seriously,” said Robert Madelin, who is responsible for the European Commission’s digital agenda. “We welcome the debate.” “The exact orientation of the Human Brain Project is part of the project itself,” the commission’s statement added. The Human Brain Project, a European Commission “flagship” project with a budget of €1.2 million led by the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, seeks to develop a technological platform to simulate the brain’s acti
LEGO refused 115,000 UK petition calling on them to ditch Shell 22 July, 2014
Today six Greenpeace activists, dressed as LEGO people, attempted
to deliver a 115,000 strong UK petition to LEGO HQ in Slough. The petition,
collected in just three weeks, calls for LEGO to stop promoting oil major Shell
on its toys because Shell is threatening the Arctic and the unique wildlife
that depend on it.
The LEGO activists were flatly refused entrance to the
reception at LEGO HQ to deliver the 115,000 strong UK petition.
The LEGO activists danced to the LEGO movie theme tune ‘Everything
is Awesome’ before unsuccessfully attempting to hand over the petition in giant
LEGO bricks. They tweeted and posted updates to Facebook as they travel to the
site to encourage more people to sign up to the campaign.
Arctic campaigner from Greenpeace, said: “LEGO is ignoring the 115,000 people in the UK who have already voiced
their opposition to LEGOs promoti
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