Climate Science

02/04/14
Author: 
Bob Weber

Top scientists say the latest international report on climate change shows that Canadians must wake up to the impact of warming temperatures on land, on water and in communities across the country. They say the Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change, released Sunday in Japan, shows changes are on their way and further delays in responding to them only narrow the options. "We no longer have the option of choosing between mitigation and adaptation," Debra Davidson, a University of Alberta sociologist and lead author on the report, said Monday.

01/04/14
Author: 
Michael Calderone

NEW YORK -- Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site.

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24/03/14
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Jeanavive McGregor and Jake Sturmer

The latest United Nations report card on the impacts of climate change predicts Australia will continue to get hotter. The ABC has obtained drafts of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Scientists believe the world is still on track to become more than 2 degrees Celsius warmer - and that potentially means whole ecosystems could be wiped out.

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31/03/14
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Suzanne Goldenberg

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood. The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change was already having effects in real time – melting sea ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic, killing off coral reefs in the oceans, and leading to heat waves, heavy rains and mega-disasters. And the worst was yet to come. Climate change posed a threat to global food stocks, and to human security, the blockbuster report said.

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28/03/14
Author: 
Suzanne Goldenberg

Climate change has already left its mark "on all continents and across the oceans", damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of

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31/03/14
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Opinion

Global warming is driving humanity toward unprecedented risks, a United Nations scientific panel reports, warning that the changes have only just begun, with the worst effects hitting the earth’s poorest people the hardest.

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26/03/14
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David McCoy, Hugh Montgomery, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Fiona Godlee

Next week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its report on the impacts of global warming. Building on its recent update of the physical science of global warming,1 the IPCC’s new report should leave the world in no doubt about the scale and immediacy of the threat to human survival, health, and wellbeing.

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31/03/14
Author: 
Matt McGrath

The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned. Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world. Some impacts of climate change include a higher risk of flooding and changes to crop yields and water availability. Humans may be able to adapt to some of these changes, but only within limits.

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09/05/12
Author: 
James Hansen

GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening.

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28/03/14
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Emily Atkin

It’s common knowledge among the scientific community that climate change will eventually acidify the oceans and turn them sour. What’s less common knowledge is when exactly it will happen. In the tropical Pacific Ocean, however, the answers are getting a little clearer — and they’re not pretty.

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