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New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized
Policy options for climate change risk management are straightforward and have well understood strengths and weaknesses, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program.  View News Article (2014-10-27)

Forest ecologist sees climate consequences
Many people worry about the link between rising bark-beetle infestations and an increase in western wildfires. But Dr. Susan Prichard, a Research Scientist at the University of Washington, adds another concern: what happens after the fires go out? View News Article (2009-09-15)

Counting sheep in climate change predictions
Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep. View News Article (2009-06-01)

Common garden plant threatened by climate change
Cyclamen, a common, pretty garden flower, is at risk of extinction because of climate change. In a study published today in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology (, researchers show, using mathematical modelling, that the ideal climate for Cyclamen will become increasingly rare and might have totally disappeared by the 2050's. View News Article (2006-09-20)

Biodiversity Can Promote Survival on a Warming Planet
Whether a species can evolve to survive climate change may depend on the biodiversity of its ecological community, according to a new mathematical model that simulates the effect of climate change on plants and pollinators.  View News Article (2011-11-07)

Global Cooperation needed on Climate Change
Climate change negotiators meeting next week in Marrakech need to build a global coalition to enhance the adaptation ability already shown by communities vulnerable to climate change. "The impacts of climate change are significant whether you herd goats in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco or work in a river-side office block in central London," says Dr Neil Adger, from the Tyndall Centre for... View News Article (2001-10-23)

Climate change affects human health, ATS membership survey shows
The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and that it is having a negative impact on the health of the patients that they care for.  View News Article (2015-03-04)

Polar bears aren't the only victims of climate change
From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues a Michigan State University researcher in a new study. View News Article (2015-06-16)

First British Glacial Map to predict future climate change
An academic from the University of Sheffield has produced the first glacial map of Britain, which could allow us to better predict climate change in the future. The map is published in the latest edition of the journal Boreas. View News Article (2004-11-23)

New York City climate change report calls for more research and planning efforts
A new report provides projections of New York City's climate to the end of the century, noting that higher temperatures, heavy downpours, sea level rise, and intensified coastal flooding are the major climate hazards expected for the region. View News Article (2015-03-03)

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