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. ...
First ever subsidy free offshore wind: Greenpeace response 13 April, 2017
Greenpeace response to the first ever subsidy free offshore wind being awarded to DONG Energy for three projects in the German North Sea. Hannah Martin, Head of Energy at Greenpeace UK, said:"The announcement of the first ever subsidy free offshore wind project in Europe is a watershed moment for the world's renewable energy market.Offshore wind has the potential for huge global growth from the USA to Taiwan as the technology massively improves, costs fall and governments wake up to the economic potential. The UK government should take note of other countries who are benefiting from this booming offshore technology and jump on board with both feet while we are still leaders in the field." EndsContact: Alexandra Sedgwick, Greenpeace UK Press Officer, 07773 043 386, alexandr
7,000 years ago, on a Swiss Alp People in Switzerland were running high alpine pastures much earlier than previously assumed, according to a study that combines archeological knowledge with findings from paleoecology. Scientists from the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at Bern University say there’s a chain of evidence supporting a theory that shepherds living in southwestern Switzerland around 5,000 BC drove their herds to pastures situated at around 2,750 metres above sea level in the Alps. “We have strong indications that argue that people were on the move in the mountains with their animals much earlier than previously assumed,” study author Albert Hafner is quoted as saying. He said the combination of two scientific approaches allowed the scientists to collect better data and interpret it with a new perspective, according to a press release by Bern University. The paper was published in an article in the Quaternary International specialist journal. According to the ...
Reduce your exposure to air pollution All rights reserved. Credit: Kristian Buus
Children campaigning for clean air
Children campaigning for clean air
Air pollution is a problem. It won’t go away until politicians and the car industry come together with a plan to make truly clean travel possible for everyone. In the meantime we can protect ourselves and the ones we love by taking steps to reduce our exposure to air pollution. Check the daily air pollution forecasts around where you live. There is a national map here and Londoners can sign up to pollution alerts here.Cycle or walk? Even when pollution is low it is still best to avoid polluted roads. Try to find quiet back roads. Using pram covers can help to stop children being exposed to harmful particles. Get informed - read the Government’s advice on what to
REVEALED: MORE THAN A THOUSAND NURSERIES ARE CLOSE TO ILLEGAL AIR POLLUTION HOTSPOTS 4 April, 2017
1,000 nurseries in England are within 150m of roads that break legal limits for
air pollution, according to a major new investigation published today.
majority of nurseries close to polluted roads are in London, an analysis, by Greenpeace's
investigations unit, of
official government data shows the problem stretches far beyond the capital to
towns and cities all over England. 
London, the top 10 local authority areas most affected are: Birmingham,
Sandwell, Nottingham, Plymouth, Manchester, Leicester, Hampshire, Leeds,
Wolverhampton and Salford. In London, there are more than 750 nurseries within
150m of an air pollution hotspot, while more than 20 nurseries are close to a
road where nitrogen dioxide levels are double the legal limit. See the regional and local breakdown (two tabs).
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