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What would a heat-proof city look like? Great ideas for measures in built environment.
adaptation  climate  from twitter
5 days ago by cc2050
Global Climate Report - June 2018 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
...According to NCEI's Regional Analysis, four of six continents had a June temperature that ranked among the seven warmest June since continental records began in 1910. Europe had its second warmest June on record, behind 2003...
Climate  Statistics  StateOfClimate 
24 days ago by cc2050
Greener energy generation alone will not help us reach climate goals | Imperial News | Imperial College London
Infrastructure that relies on carbon-based energy, such as the production of concrete and the majority of freight transport, is often built to last for decades. This means that unless concerted efforts are made to change these systems now, they will continue to emit carbon dioxide far in the future. These ‘residual’ CO2 emissions make a big difference in future predictions.
climate  emissions 
5 weeks ago by cc2050
Met Office issues heatwave alert on hottest day of year so far. . Useful graphics…
climate  extremeweather  heatwave  from twitter
7 weeks ago by cc2050
Antarctic ice melting faster than ever, studies show. This rate of sea level ri…
climate  climatechange  cryosphere  from twitter
9 weeks ago by cc2050
Scientists Say Ocean Circulation Is Slowing. Here’s Why You Should Care. | InsideClimate News
Hotter summers in Europe, changing rainfall in the tropics, hurricane risks along the U.S. coast: If Atlantic currents keep weakening, we'll feel it.
Climate  Oceanography 
10 weeks ago by cc2050
2017 hurricane season - review - The Weather Network
News - Truth about 2017 hurricane season, and its place in history - The Weather Network
Climate  Extremes 
10 weeks ago by cc2050
UK Climate Porjections 2018 (UKCP18) Newsletter
Note that the projections are due to be available in Nov 2018
Climate  Science 
10 weeks ago by cc2050
Catchment Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCCRAs) for the RBMP2
Catchment Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCCRA) are available for the English catchments in the River Basin Management Plans (RBMP2).
Climate  RiskAssessment  Environment  Adaptation  from notes
april 2018 by cc2050
Events - CAG Oxfordshire
Climate Action Groups in Oxfordshire
Climate  People 
january 2018 by cc2050
EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016 From A Climate Perspective
Papers from the American Meteorological Society (Dec 2017).

This sixth edition of explaining extreme events of the
previous year (2016) from a climate perspective is the
first of these reports to find that some extreme events
were not possible in a preindustrial climate. The events
were the 2016 record global heat, the heat across Asia,
as well as a marine heat wave off the coast of Alaska.
While these results are novel, they were not unexpected.
Climate attribution scientists have been predicting that
eventually the influence of human-caused climate change
would become sufficiently strong as to push events
beyond the bounds of natural variability alone. It was also
predicted that we would first observe this phenomenon
for heat events where the climate change influence is most
pronounced. Additional retrospective analysis will reveal
if, in fact, these are the first events of their kind or were
simply some of the first to be discovered....
Climate  Extremes  Statistics  Science  Consequences 
december 2017 by cc2050
US Climate Science Special Report 2017
Latest update on the climate science focused on the USA. Content is similar to the IPCC global assessment reports.

"Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I - This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990."
Climate  Science 
november 2017 by cc2050
Asp – or ash? Climate historians link Cleopatra's demise to volcanic eruption
There are many instances of climate changes affecting history. This could be an interesting example...a telling tale for anyone with an empire.
Climate  History  Drought 
october 2017 by cc2050
Putting the environment at the heart of Brexit | Transport & Environment
Clear and very reasonable demands from this NGO to make sure the environment is not forgotten in Brexit negotiations. This includes the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, which is important in driving greenhouse gas emission cuts across the EU.
Climate  Emissions  Environment 
october 2017 by cc2050
National Hurricane Center
NOAA hurricane and tropical cyclone website
weather  extremes  climate 
september 2017 by cc2050
Climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly
It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly
Michael E Mann, The Guardian
- sea temps have increased by 0.5degC leading to expected 3% increase in atmospheric water content
- rainfall est 1.22m in 4d
Climate  Rainfall  Extremes  Consequences 
august 2017 by cc2050
Swiss company direct CO2 capture from air
The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025 | Carbon Brief
Emissions  Climate 
june 2017 by cc2050
Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected | Climate Central
Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation and dissolving permafrost.
Climate  Cryosphere 
may 2017 by cc2050
Climate KIC - Daily Planet
We bring professionals, entrepreneurs and students interested in how the challenges of climate change are being turned into opportunities the latest news and inspiration.

We are part of Climate-KIC, the EU's climate innovation partnership.
Climate  Blog  Adaptation  Emissions 
march 2017 by cc2050
Climate Code Red: Antarctic tipping points for a multi-metre sea level rise
•The Amundsen Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has most likely been destabilized and ice retreat is unstoppable for the current conditions.
•No further acceleration in climate change is necessary to trigger the collapse of the rest of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, with loss of a significant fraction on a decadal to century time scale.
•Antarctica has the potential to contribute more than a metre of sea-level rise by 2100.
•A large fraction of West Antarctic basin ice could be gone within two centuries, causing a 3–5 metre sea level rise.
•Mechanisms similar to those causing deglaciation in West Antarctica are now also found in East Antarctica.
•Partial deglaciation of the East Antarctic ice sheet is likely for the current level of atmospheric carbon dioxide, contributing to 10 metres of more of sea level rise in the longer run, and 5 metres in the first 200 years.
Climate  Cryosphere 
march 2017 by cc2050
Financing urban adaptation to climate change — European Environment Agency
Municipalities across Europe increasingly acknowledge the need to adapt to climate change and have begun to adopt various measures. Meeting the costs of adaptation measures for climate change is, however, a major challenge. Municipalities have found innovative ways to overcome that challenge and have started implementing measures. These solutions could be relevant for other cities, towns and smaller municipalities too, and examples are collected and
presented in this publication as an inspiration. It offers insights into lessons learned on the ground regarding the most successful approaches, the difficulties encountered and overcome and the key success factors
in financing local adaptation action.
Climate  Adaptation 
march 2017 by cc2050
Anytown Community Resilience for Local Resilience Forums
Anytown: Final Report
A DEFRA funded project - Community Resilience Funding for Local Resilience Forums in England
Matthew Hogan, London Resilience Team

Interdependency is inevitable; you’re only as strong as your weakest dependency. All organisations and even communities directly, should therefore review whether their weak points are internal/external and develop methods to reduce the impact this could have.
Climate  Adaptation 
march 2017 by cc2050
BRE launches new flood resilient demonstration home
A flood resilient prototype home has been launched to show the most effective ways to protect homes against flood damage and limit disruption.
Climate  Adaptation  Flood 
february 2017 by cc2050
University reduces carbon emissions by 35% to save £17 million
The University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%, producing a saving of £17 million over a five year period.
The University has cut its annual carbon emissions from 44,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2008/09 to just over 28,500 tonnes per year. The total carbon saved over the five year period is 63,000 tonnes, which equates to just over two years' worth of the University's current carbon emissions.
Climate  Energy  carbon 
february 2017 by cc2050
Slowing the Flow at Pickering (Forest Research)
Slowing the Flow at Pickering is exploring a new approach to flood management. It is about working with nature to try and store more water in the landscape and slow its passage downstream. Whilst this will not prevent all flooding, it is expected to reduce the frequency of future floods in Pickering, as well as deliver a range of other benefits to the local environment and community.
Climate  Flood  Adaptation 
january 2017 by cc2050
Glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries - University at Buffalo
They have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes.

BODIPY — short for boron-dipyrromethene
Climate  Energy 
january 2017 by cc2050
Solar power trains off-grid
Good new reasearch to help decarbonise rail
Climate  Emissions  Energy 
january 2017 by cc2050
Reading annual Carbon Footprint Report - March 2016
The 2015/16 carbon footprint for the Council’s corporate activities is 36.9% lower than the baseline emissions in 2008/09, 5.2% ahead of target, which is significant
progress to meet the 50% reduction target by 2020. The total renewably generated energy in 2015/16 was equivalent to 3.7% of the total energy use of the council, or
5. 9% of energy used in buildings, which continues to move towards the challenging 2020 renewable energy target of 15%.
Climate  RCCP  Emissions  Energy 
january 2017 by cc2050
Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming : Nature
Story in the Independent:
Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return'
New study rewrites two decades of research and author says we are 'beyond point of no return'
Peter Walker | Thursday 1 December 2016
Climate  Science 
december 2016 by cc2050
About DraughtBusters
• To reduce energy use
• To make homes warmer
• To alleviate energy poverty
What we do
Reading Borough Council awarded a grant to Transition Town Reading in 2012 to fund the materials for a DraughtBusting project.
Climate  RCCP  Energy 
november 2016 by cc2050
EDgE Data Tools | Copernicus Climate Change Service
New climate projections, including hydrological model results
Climate  Science  Modelling  Hydrology 
november 2016 by cc2050
North Pole Reaches 'Remarkable' Annual Temperatures As Sea Ice Fails To Arrive | The Huffington Post
One of many newspaper articles about remarkable November temperatures / sea ice in the Artic.
Climate  Extremes  Statistics 
november 2016 by cc2050
Container Shipping Industry Calls For Climate Action
Members of BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have agreed on a climate action statement and call to action for the container shipping sector and its value chain to support private-sector contributions for the global goals on climate change.

The International Transport Forum estimates that freight accounts for around 7 percent of global emissions. As of 2011, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimated ocean container shipping produced around 219,945,000 tons of climate-related emissions, equivalent to driving 46 million passenger vehicles for a year, and emissions growth was projected to significantly outpace other shipping segments. The CCWG statement was agreed by members as part of a process to tackle these emissions.
Climate  Emissions  Oceanography 
october 2016 by cc2050
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