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IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will provide a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It will comprise three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR). The outline and content can be found in theAR5 reference document and SYR Scoping document.

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way

West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“ The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet, is thinning. Scientists have been warning of its collapse, based on theories, but with few firm predictions or timelines.”
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Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis - MSNBC

Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis - MSNBC | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“CNN Climate change could worsen American hunger crisis MSNBC That's the question economist Gary Yohe, one of the architects behind the White House's 2014 Climate Assessment report, posed to several of his co-authors during a May 6 panel in...”
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USAID LEAD and USFS Build Foundation for Carbon Mitigation through Better Management of Mangrove Ecosystems

USAID LEAD and USFS Build Foundation for Carbon Mitigation through Better Management of Mangrove Ecosystems | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“The LEAD program supports and enhances country-led development programs, plans, and policies, and complements efforts of other international donors and organizations to support low emission development strategies (LEDS).”
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Norway Bets on Global Warming to Thaw Arctic Ice for Oil and Gas Drive - Scientific American

Norway Bets on Global Warming to Thaw Arctic Ice for Oil and Gas Drive - Scientific American | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Norway Bets on Global Warming to Thaw Arctic Ice for Oil and Gas Drive Scientific American OSLO (Reuters) - Norway wants to let oil and gas companies drill in Arctic seas that were frozen as recently as the 1980s even though some climate experts...”
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Delays on climate change have cost us $8 trillion - environment - 14 May 2014 - New Scientist

Delays on climate change have cost us $8 trillion - environment - 14 May 2014 - New Scientist | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“The cost of converting the world to green electricity in time to avoid dangerous global warming has gone from $36 trillion to $44 trillion in two years (Waiting to act on #climate change is expensive: Delays have already cost us $8 trillion”
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Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers - New York Times

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers - New York Times | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Mother Jones Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers New York Times WASHINGTON — The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a...”
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Berkeley Lab Climate Scientist: More Extreme Heat and Drought in Coming Decades « Berkeley Lab News Center

Berkeley Lab Climate Scientist: More Extreme Heat and Drought in Coming Decades « Berkeley Lab News Center | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“#Climate scientist Michael Wehner & #NCA project more extreme heat & drought in coming decades http://t.co/eiaQZUMCN5 http://t.co/ZhYzunRLgD”;
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Taking action in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability - Speeches - GOV.UK

Taking action in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability - Speeches - GOV.UK | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Lynne Featherstone's closing address to the meeting on agriculture, jobs, food security and climate.”
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All of California in Drought for First Time in at Least 15 Years

All of California in Drought for First Time in at Least 15 Years | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Gov. Jerry Brown renewed his call for Californians to conserve water on Friday as the entire state was in drought for the first time in at least 15 years, according to a federal report released this week.”
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Welcome | U.S. Drought Portal

Welcome | U.S. Drought Portal | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it

Via M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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To Understand Water, Learn the Math

To Understand Water, Learn the Math | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
 OK, I’ll admit to being a bit of a geek when it comes to water numbers. I never got all that excited about algebra in school, and college calculus was a real struggle.  But water numbers fascinate me.  If you’ve read any of my earlier blogs it will be apparent that this fascination borders on…
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The numbers tell the story....

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Living on Earth: Climate Change Here and Now

Living on Earth: Climate Change Here and Now | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is meeting in Japan to release its latest report, on the impact of climate change on society and the planet.
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From Airports to Interstates, Global Warming Threatens Coasts - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

From Airports to Interstates, Global Warming Threatens Coasts - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“From Airports to Interstates, Global Warming Threatens Coasts U.S.”
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To fight climate change, New York goes Dutch

To fight climate change, New York goes Dutch | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“By Mick Krever, CNN The Netherlands is a country that, in some sense, shouldn’t exist. Thirty percent of the country is below sea level, and would sit under the ocean were it not for centuries of effort by the Dutch, battling the sea.”
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Atlantic current strength declines

Atlantic current strength declines | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“But more data are needed to indicate whether the slowing is a result of human-induced climate change. (The Atlantic current that brings mild weather to Europe is slowing. Not due to climate change.”
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Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds - The Guardian

Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds - The Guardian | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“The Guardian Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds The Guardian Climate change poses a growing security threat and could cause conflict in the Arctic, a group of retired American generals and admirals said on...”
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Shift in Antarctic Winds Drives "Collapse" of Glaciers

Shift in Antarctic Winds Drives "Collapse" of Glaciers | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Melting of glaciers is accelerated by stronger winds, scientists say.”
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Climate change makes extreme weather more likely to hit UK

Climate change makes extreme weather more likely to hit UK | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Exceptional rains like those of winter 2014 will be more frequent because of greenhouse effect.”
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Science Behind the "Global Warming Pause" - National Geographic

Science Behind the "Global Warming Pause" - National Geographic | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“Science Behind the "Global Warming Pause" National Geographic Although global temperatures have been rising over the past century, a slowdown in the rate of warming in the past few years has left some scratching their heads over a seeming "global...”
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California Drought Linked To Global Warming In New Study - Huffington Post

California Drought Linked To Global Warming In New Study - Huffington Post | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
“California Drought Linked To Global Warming In New Study Huffington Post Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just...”
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Philippine experts divided over climate change action - The Guardian

Philippine experts divided over climate change action - The Guardian | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
The Guardian Philippine experts divided over climate change action The Guardian As governments meet in Berlin, scientists and farmers on the frontline of climate change in the Philippines are at odds over how best to adapt agriculture to the much...
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IPCC report: Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind

Warming is leading to more volatile weather patterns that are already reducing crop yields, the IPCC has warned


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UN science report: Warming worsens security woes

UN science report: Warming worsens security woes | Climate Impacts | Scoop.it
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temp (RT @Auriandra: AP: UN IPCC #climate report*: Warming worsens security woes
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