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Society has been discussing climate change's impacts long before we knew it existed
For the first time, a new analysis shows an impact of climate change on human society long before we knew the climate was actually changing. (2015-07-09)

New free booklet explains climate change
The National Academies have released the 2008 edition of (2008-05-19)

Study examines the impact of climate change on freshwater species
How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? Investigators examined the capacity of species to shift their distributions in response to climate change using modeled projections of 527 freshwater species in New South Wales, Australia. (2016-12-05)

The development of climate security discourse in Japan
This research traced discourses related to climate security in Japan to determine why so little exists in Japan and whether or not such discourse could suggest new areas for consideration to more comprehensively respond to the climate change problem. Based on categorization of various approaches by climate security-related literature outside Japan, the study revealed areas where Japan has been able to respond to, and other areas where almost no discussion is being made in Japan. (2020-10-01)

WIRES: A new approach to understanding climate change
Climate change is a phenomenon that extends far beyond science, with fundamental implications for economics, politics, sociology and environmental ethics. It is a phenomenon that changes how people understand the world around them and their own futures. This understanding epitomizes the multidisciplinary approach of WIREs Climate Change, the latest interdisciplinary review project from Wiley-Blackwell. (2010-01-11)

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. Climate change is about more than melting ice caps and images of the Earth on fire, said Sean Valles, assistant professor in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Philosophy, who believes bioethicists could help reframe current climate change discourse. (2015-06-15)

Climate engineering should not be considered a public good, new research shows
According to researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, calling climate engineering a public good misrepresents the technical definition of a public good and doesn't account for the potentially negative impacts of climate engineering. (2019-10-31)

Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed
The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a paper published in Nature Climate Change by a team of 29 international authors. (2019-01-07)

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. (2015-03-03)

Warwick Research: Believe you can stop climate change and you will
If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions -- such as turning the thermostat down -- then we are more likely to make a difference, according to research from the University of Warwick. (2017-05-04)

The past says abrupt climate change in our future
Past climates changed abruptly, suggesting that abrupt changes in the future will also occur, according to a Penn State geoscientist. (2001-12-13)

Climate change misconceptions common among teachers, study finds
A new study by Mizzou education researchers shows that many secondary school science teachers possess climate change misconceptions similar to average Americans. (2017-06-07)

Stanford climate scientist to discuss state of climate science, coming risks
The world is staring down the barrel of climate change that is faster than at any time in the last 65 million years, says climate expert Chris Field. He will speak on the topic. (2014-02-13)

Media coverage affects perceptions of climate change
Climate change will not be taken seriously until the media highlights its significance, say researchers at the University of Liverpool. (2009-02-25)

CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship launched
CSIRO launched a multimillion dollar research program in Canberra today which is designed to boost Australia's ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change. (2008-07-09)

Temperature swings to hit poor countries hardest
Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world's poorest countries hardest, new research suggests. (2018-05-03)

Study shows plant species' genetic responses to climate change
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the genetic diversity of wild plant species could be altered rapidly by anthropogenic climate change. (2015-08-27)

Latest version of climate system model shows significant improvements in simulation performance
The simulating performance of the latest climate system model FGOALS-f3-L is evaluated and significant improvements are apparent compared with the previous version. (2020-09-02)

Turning climate change from a 'tragedy of the commons' to positive action
Climate change must no longer be viewed as a 'tragedy of the commons', researchers say. (2018-12-05)

Blowing hot and cold: US belief in climate change shifts with weather
A study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather -- temperature, in particular -- is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming. (2013-02-05)

Impact of climate change on mammals and birds 'greatly underestimated'
An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change. Associate Professor James Watson of UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Wildlife Conservation Society said alarmingly the team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to recent climate changes in almost 700 birds and mammal species. (2017-02-13)

Delayed gratification hurts climate change cooperation
Time is a huge impediment when it comes to working together to halt the effects of climate change, new research suggests. (2013-10-20)

Waterloo study says insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather
As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research from the University of Waterloo reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing climate in their practices, putting homeowners at financial risk. (2018-05-15)

What drives public opinion on climate change?
The researchers reveal that the driving factor that most influences public opinion on climate change is the mobilizing efforts of advocacy groups and elites. The study conducted an empirical analysis of the factors affecting US public concern about the threat of climate change between January 2002 and December 2010. The five factors that were examined were extreme weather events, public access to accurate scientific information, media coverage, elite cues and movement/countermovement advocacy. (2012-02-06)

Climate change disasters could be predicted
Climate change disasters, such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, dieback of the Amazon rainforest or collapse of the Atlantic overturning circulation, could be predicted according to University of Exeter research. Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, professor Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter shows that the (2011-06-19)

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. (2015-03-02)

Forest ecologist sees climate consequences
Scientist Susan Prichard's story is the latest in a series of video shorts featured on and produced by Princeton, NJ-based nonprofit Climate Central, an authoritative, non-advocacy source for science-based information about climate change. The series introduces viewers to people from all walks of life who are studying or dealing with the impact of climate change today. (2009-09-14)

Climate change impacts stream life
Climate change is warming Welsh streams and rivers, affecting the number and variety of some of their smallest animals, a major Cardiff University study has found. (2007-05-04)

Warming climate intensifes summer drought in parts of US, study finds
Researchers using climate data from before and after the Industrial Revolution found that in regions with low soil moisture, higher temperatures brought about by climate change led to a 'coupling' of land and atmosphere, which increased the severity of heatwaves. (2019-07-15)

How important are climate models for revealing the causes of environmental change?
Climate models are often used to understand the causes of observed environmental changes, and access the human impact on a changing climate. In this review, published in WIREs Climate Change, Professors Gabriele Hegerl and Francis Zwiers assess the role of climate models in studies of observed changes and the robustness of their results. (2011-06-06)

Climate change
The UN Conference on Climate Change 2009 has asked IARU to organize this congress as part of the run-up to the COP Summit. The focus is on providing a picture of the (2008-04-30)

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places to live elsewhere. (2018-05-17)

Should our biggest climate change fear be fear itself?
From apocalyptic forecasting to estimates of mass extinctions, climate change is a topic which is filled with fearful predictions for the future. In his latest research, published in WIREs Climate Change, historian Matthias Dorries examines the cultural significance of fear and how it became a central presence in current debates over climate change. (2010-11-05)

Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation
Copenhagen. Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the European Environment Agency this week. (2012-11-23)

UCSB geologist discovers pattern in Earth's long-term climate record
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate. The finding is reported in this week's issue of the scientific journal Nature Geoscience. (2010-04-06)

OU researchers awarded $3M DOE grant to determine effects of climate change on two ecosystems
To better understand the effects of climate change on the microbial communities of two important ecosystems -- the temperate grasslands in Oklahoma and the tundra in Alaska, a University of Oklahoma research group has been awarded a $3 million Department of Energy grant. (2010-10-18)

Can population policy lessen future climate impacts?
Population has been seemingly left out of climate change assessments, including by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2018-08-16)

UC Riverside scientists lead NASA-funded Climate Change Education Initiative for Southern California
University of California, Riverside geoscientists have been awarded a three-year $350,000 grant from NASA to develop innovative approaches for communicating climate change science to undergraduates and high school students in Southern California. The (2010-11-16)

Human influence on climate change is traced back to the 19th century
A new study shows that human influence on climate change can be traced back to the late 19th century based on summer-winter temperature difference. (2019-04-22)

Government should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue
Protecting our climate will protect health, and implementing evidence-based policies that consider action to meet targets on global warming, the economy, taxes and health together should be a priority for Canada's government, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-11-11)

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