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Public Recruited to Research Australia’s Record Heat

Public Recruited to Research Australia’s Record Heat

An international team of climate scientists is looking to recruit 10,000 members of the public to help find out the exact role greenhouse gases played in Australia’s record temperatures last year. The Weather@home ANZ project will use people’s home computers to run a series of simulations based on the weather experienced in 2013, which has been co… Read More

6 Degrees: A Warm Year, A Snowy Spring & Cool Maps

6 Degrees: A Warm Year, A Snowy Spring & Cool Maps

The WMO says 2013 was one of the warmest, it could snow in March and check out these maps. … Read More

A Renewable Solution to Palm Oil’s Methane Problem

A Renewable Solution to Palm Oil’s Methane Problem

Standing beside a palm oil wastewater lagoon can promote a vague sense of unease. The murky brown surface appears more molten than aqueous, blanketed in roiling bubbles that suggest the imminent emergence of a mythical beast. Plus, it stinks. Thousands of these lagoons are spread across the tropics, and the number is growing steadily. Should you f… Read More

Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early

Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early

Newly released data shows that three European Union member countries have already met their renewable energy goals for 2020. A number of other members are also well on their way to meeting their benchmarks, though some countries, most notably the U.K., are a long ways away. Eurostat, the main entity that keeps data on the EU, released renewable en… Read More

India’s Diesel Fumes Impacting Glacier Melt in Himalayas

India’s Diesel Fumes Impacting Glacier Melt in Himalayas

– Being a traffic policeman in Kolkata is a life-threatening business. Not only are you at risk of being run over on the traffic-clogged roads and streets of this chaotic city of 14 million – you’re also more than likely to suffer from serious health problems due to some of the worst air pollution not just in India, but in the world. According to … Read More

Did Spate of Wet Weather Fuel the Reign of Genghis Khan?

Did Spate of Wet Weather Fuel the Reign of Genghis Khan?

During the early 1200s, Genghis Khan and his Mongol warriors swept across much of Asia, massacring populations wholesale – by one estimate killing 40 million in just 20 years. Historians have long thought that part of their motivation for expansion had to do with climate. A new analysis in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that… Read More

Frequency of Flooding Across Europe May Double by 2050

Frequency of Flooding Across Europe May Double by 2050

The catastrophic floods that soaked Europe last summer and the United Kingdom this winter are part of the pattern of things to come. According to a new study of flood risk in Nature Climate Change annual average losses from extreme floods in Europe could increase fivefold by 2050. And the frequency of destructive floods could almost double in that … Read More

Extreme Weather is a ‘Silver Lining’ for Climate Action

Extreme Weather is a ‘Silver Lining’ for Climate Action

Devastating extreme weather including recent flooding in England, Australia's hottest year on record and the U.S. being hit by a polar vortex have a "silver lining" of boosting climate change to the highest level of politics and reminding politicians that climate change is not a partisan issue, according to the UN's climate chief. Christiana Figue… Read More