Climate change
457 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

'Supermud' bricks could help tackle the world’s housing crisis and cut carbon emissions that cause climate change

'Supermud' bricks could help tackle the world’s housing crisis and cut carbon emissions that cause climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

The world needs more affordable housing with a lower environmental impact. The stabilised supermud brick could be the answer.

NERC Press Office's insight:

Alastair Marsh, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from EPSRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

To deliver climate justice we must focus on vulnerable people not countries.

NERC Press Office's insight:

John Vogler and Marit Hammond, authors of this article, have received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people | Climate change | Scoop.it

If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds

NERC Press Office's insight:

This article quotes Professor Chris Huntingford from the NERC-supported Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Why China is serious about becoming the global leader on climate change

Why China is serious about becoming the global leader on climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up?

NERC Press Office's insight:

David Tyfield, author of this article, is Principal Investigator on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project "Low Carbon Innovation in China: Prospects, Politics and Practice" (2013-17).

more...
Cambium LLP's curator insight, July 11, 2017 5:11 PM

China is understandably also motivated by the big global market opportunities for the clean economy - more info here

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Antarctica's sea ice said to be vulnerable to sudden retreat

Antarctica's sea ice said to be vulnerable to sudden retreat | Climate change | Scoop.it

Sea ice around Antarctica shrank in a warm period more than 100,000 years ago, an indication that man-made climate change could also trigger an abrupt retreat, a scientific report said Tuesday

NERC Press Office's insight:

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, August 17, 2016 4:33 AM

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

SAHFOS data used in international study shows rising global temperatures link to an increase in waterborne food poisoning and other human infections

SAHFOS data used in international study shows rising global temperatures link to an increase in waterborne food poisoning and other human infections | Climate change | Scoop.it

SAHFOS, one of the world’s most respected marine science organisations, has been involved in a new study researching whether Vibrio (bacteria) infections are on the rise as climate change warms the world’s oceans.

NERC Press Office's insight:

SAHFOS is an internationally funded independent research organisation responsible for the operation of the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey.

 

Find out more about the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) in the Planet Earth article, Going Global: the next 80 years.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Scientists warn world will miss key climate target

Scientists warn world will miss key climate target | Climate change | Scoop.it
Grim backdrop to vital global emissions talks as new analysis shows 1.5C limit on warming is close to being broken
NERC Press Office's insight:

Dr Ed Hawkins, who is quoted in this article, is funded by NERC.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, August 8, 2016 6:01 AM

Dr Ed Hawkins, who is quoted in this article, is funded by NERC.

Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting | Climate change | Scoop.it
NERC Press Office's insight:

This research was published by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey, which is owned by NERC 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole

'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole | Climate change | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
NERC Press Office's insight:

Co-author of this study, Dr Ryan R Neely III, is a lecturer in Observational Atmospheric Science at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). NCAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

 

NERC scientists were the first to discover damage
to the ozone layer high in the Earth’s atmosphere.
NERC research was crucial to the ratification of the 1987 Montreal Protocol curbing the use of man-made ozone-depleting chemicals, now widely recognised as
among the most successful international environmental agreements of all time.
more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, July 1, 2016 5:05 AM

Co-author of this study, Dr Ryan R Neely III, is a lecturer in Observational Atmospheric Science at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). NCAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

 

Scientists from the NERC supported British Antarctic Survey (BAS) discovered in the mid-1980s that the October total ozone was dropping. From then on, scientists worldwide typically tracked ozone depletion using October measurements of Antarctic ozone 

Antonio E. Serrano PhD's curator insight, July 1, 2016 7:51 AM
Detectada recuperación de la capa de ozono antártica
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Carbon dioxide levels have broken new records - and it's not good

Carbon dioxide levels have broken new records - and it's not good | Climate change | Scoop.it
If we weren't worried about carbon dioxide levels before, we should be now. This week two landmark readings at research centres confirmed levels are now totally unprecedented. Until now
NERC Press Office's insight:
The article cites David Vaughan, director of science at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). BAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from News from the NERC community
Scoop.it!

Carbon dioxide level breached at Halley VI

Carbon dioxide level breached at Halley VI | Climate change | Scoop.it
Levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere – which is the leading driver of recent climate change – have reached a milestone at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Halley Research Station in Antarctica.
NERC Press Office's insight:
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 17, 2016 8:26 AM
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

North Atlantic 'cold spot' could lead to drier summers in Europe

North Atlantic 'cold spot' could lead to drier summers in Europe | Climate change | Scoop.it

The world may be heating up, but for the North Atlantic at least, things are cooling down. UK climate scientists have found a trend of localised cooling in the region since 2005, which they say could lead to drier summers in Europe and fewer hurricanes.

NERC Press Office's insight:
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 8, 2016 8:16 AM
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

How ancient warm periods can help predict future climate change

How ancient warm periods can help predict future climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

Several more decades of increased carbon dioxide emissions could lead to melting ice sheets, mass extinctions and extreme weather becoming the norm. We can’t yet be certain of the exact impacts, but we can look to the past to predict the future.

NERC Press Office's insight:
The authors of this article have received funding from NERC.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

We examined 885 European cities' plans to tackle climate change – here's what we found

We examined 885 European cities' plans to tackle climate change – here's what we found | Climate change | Scoop.it

Climate change plans can bring broader benefits to cities, while helping avert disaster.

NERC Press Office's insight:

Oliver Heidrich received from the EPSRC project LC Transforms: Low Carbon Transitions of Fleet Operations in Metropolitan Sites Project (EP/N010612/1).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Climate change could put rare bat species at greater risk

Climate change could put rare bat species at greater risk | Climate change | Scoop.it

An endangered bat species with a UK population of less than 1,000 could be further threatened by the effects of global warming, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

NERC Press Office's insight:

Dr Orly Razgour was funded to conduct the study as part of a NERC Independent Research Fellowship.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

China is planning ahead for life after coal

China is planning ahead for life after coal | Climate change | Scoop.it
The era of a new coal power plant in China every week is over.
NERC Press Office's insight:

Janet Xuanli Liao, author of this article, receives funding from DFID-ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Earth has entered first new geological epoch in more than 11,500 years, scientists agree

Earth has entered first new geological epoch in more than 11,500 years, scientists agree | Climate change | Scoop.it
The rapid industrialisation of the last century has caused the Earth to enter its first new geological epoch in more than 11,500 years, scientists believe.
NERC Press Office's insight:

This article cites Professor Colin Waters, principal geologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Working Group on the Anthropocene (AWG) secretary. BGS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, August 31, 2016 5:19 AM

This article cites Professor Colin Waters, principal geologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Working Group on the Anthropocene (AWG) secretary. BGS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from News from the NERC community
Scoop.it!

New Antarctic ice discovery aids future climate predictions

New Antarctic ice discovery aids future climate predictions | Climate change | Scoop.it

A team of British climate scientists comparing today’s environment with the warm period before the last ice age has discovered a 65 per cent reduction of Antarctic sea ice around 128,000 years ago.  The finding is an important contribution towards the challenge of making robust predictions about the Earth’s future climate.

NERC Press Office's insight:

This research was funded through a NERC PhD studentship. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) team’s research on the last interglacial will be continued through NSFGEO-NERC project NE/P009271/1.

 

BAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, August 16, 2016 7:09 AM

This research was funded through a NERC PhD studentship. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) team’s research on the last interglacial will be continued through NSFGEO-NERC project NE/P009271/1.

 

BAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Climate change takes centre stage at Rio Olympics opening ceremony

Climate change takes centre stage at Rio Olympics opening ceremony | Climate change | Scoop.it

Climate change received a major focus during Friday's opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which delivered messages on environmental destruction and rising temperatures to an estimated global primetime audience of three billion people.

NERC Press Office's insight:

Dr Ed Hawkins, who is quoted in this article, receives funding from NERC. Ed's animated spiral GIF showing how the planet has warmed since 1850, went viral on the internet earlier this year.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, August 9, 2016 6:24 AM

Dr Ed Hawkins, who is quoted in this article, receives funding from NERC. Ed's animated spiral GIF showing how the planet has warmed since 1850, went viral on the internet earlier this year.

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here's why we should care

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here's why we should care | Climate change | Scoop.it
Satellite images show smoke covering Russia for thousands of kilometres.
NERC Press Office's insight:

One of the authors of this article, Stefan H. Doerr, receives funding from NERC.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, July 26, 2016 6:00 AM

One of the authors of this article, Stefan H. Doerr, receives funding from NERC.

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Past deep ocean extinction reveals climate change impact from surface plankton

Past deep ocean extinction reveals climate change impact from surface plankton | Climate change | Scoop.it

Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago...

NERC Press Office's insight:

The study forms one part of a large NERC Project aiming to reconstruct how climate change in the past implicated the oceans.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, July 6, 2016 4:45 AM

The study forms part of a NERC project aiming to reconstruct how climate change in the past affected the oceans...

Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Climate change is disrupting seasonal behaviour of Britain's wildlife

Climate change is disrupting seasonal behaviour of Britain's wildlife | Climate change | Scoop.it
Global warming is causing breeding and migration cycles of related plants and animals to fall out of sync with potential impacts on entire ecosystems, research shows
NERC Press Office's insight:

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 30, 2016 8:54 AM

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is one of six NERC-supported centres.

Scooped by NERC Press Office
Scoop.it!

Using less energy: why do we say one thing but do another?

Using less energy: why do we say one thing but do another? | Climate change | Scoop.it
Most people say they want to save money and the environment, but their actions suggest otherwise.
NERC Press Office's insight:
The article's authors receive funding from ESRC and EPSRC, respectively. ESRC and EPSRC are NERC's sister councils.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from NERC media coverage
Scoop.it!

Energy is one of the largest consumers of water in a drought-threatened world

Energy is one of the largest consumers of water in a drought-threatened world | Climate change | Scoop.it
Climate change is forcing some hard decisions when it comes to water use: energy or food production?
NERC Press Office's insight:
Gary Bilotta, author of this article, has received funding from NERC.
more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 9, 2016 3:44 AM
Gary Bilotta, author of this article, has received funding from NERC.
Rescooped by NERC Press Office from News from the NERC community
Scoop.it!

National Oceanography Centre to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change

National Oceanography Centre to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change.

NERC Press Office's insight:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
more...
NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 8, 2016 6:54 AM
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is one of six NERC-supported centres.