Climate change in the news (DISCCRS)

DISCCRS News – December 9, 2014 (Nancy Rose)

NEWS

‘Green Revolution’ changes breathing of the biosphere – Science Codex – November 19, 2014 – http://www.sciencecodex.com/green_revolution_changes_breathing_of_the_biosphere-145973

Increasing greenhouse gases linked to rains over Africa thousands of years ago – NSF Press Release 14-165 – December 4, 2014 – http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133514&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation continues – Thomson Reuters Foundation – December 5, 2014 – http://www.trust.org/item/20141205165214-tj9dz/?source=fiOtherNews3

Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets – Guardian – December 2, 2014 – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/02/lima-climate-talks-eu-and-us-at-odds-over-legally-binding-emissions-targets

This year may be hottest on record; adds urgency to climate talks-UN – Reuters – December 3, 2014 – http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/03/climatechange-lima-temperatures-update-idUSL2N0

Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UN report – Guardian – December 5, 2014 – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/05/adapting-to-a-warmer-climate-could-cost-almost-three-times-as-much-as-thought-says-un-report

China says climate aid inadequate, especially Australia – Reuters – December 4, 2014 – http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/04/us-climatechange-lima-china-idUSKCN0JI29A20141204

Better policy, finance needed to balance forests and farming – experts – Thomson Reuters Foundation – December 7, 2014 – http://www.trust.org/item/20141207134326-v1b7a/?source=fiOtherNews3

Climate adaptation costs soaring, funding to fall short – UN – Thomson Reuters Foundation – December 5, 2014 – http://www.trust.org/item/20141205190231-37s41/?source=fiOtherNews3

UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated – Associated Press – December 5, 2014 – http://bigstory.ap.org/article/49a444ed2b1646509f29a1f632d2e1c0/un-climate-change-costs-poor-underestimated

Rift widens among greens over burying carbon as climate fix – Reuters – December 5, 2014 – http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/05/us-climatechange-lima-greens-idUSKCN0JJ21R20141205

Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change – Guardian – December 8, 2014 – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/08/australia-named-worst-performing-industrial-country-on-climate-change

Green Climate Fund plans to turn on money tap in 2015 – director – Thomson Reuters Foundation – December 4, 2014 – http://www.trust.org/item/20141204232229-6wev7/?source=fiOtherNews3

Green groups urge climate fund to exclude fossils – Associated Press – December 3, 2014 ?
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7eeaa0970a2b4adea736bc31ebed99b0/green-groups-urge-climate-fund-exclude-fossilsTN16T20141203

Liquid Light finds use for polluting CO2 gas – Guardian – December 8, 2014 – http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/08/liquid-light-co2-greenhouse-gas-plastics-pet

Not long to wait till released CO2 turns up temperature – Climate News Network – December 7, 2014 – http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/not-long-to-wait-till-released-co2-turns-up-temperature/

Warming reaches maximum 10 years after carbon dioxide emission – Carnegie Institution for Science Press Release (via AAAS EurekAlert) – December 2, 2014 – http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/ci-wrm120114.php

Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change – University of Exeter Press Release (via AAAS EurekAlert) – December 8, 2014 – http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/uoe-sfe120514.php

Warmer seas could cause faster melting of Antarctic ice leading to rising sea levels, says study – Guardian – December 5, 2014 – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/05/warmer-seas-could-cause-faster-melting-polar-ice-rising-sea-levels

How Scientists Unraveled the El Nino Mystery – Climate Central – December 7, 2014 – http://www.climatecentral.org/news/how-scientists-unraveled-the-el-nino-mystery-18412

The End and Beginning of the Arctic – Climate Central – December 6, 2014 – http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-end-and-beginning-of-the-arctic-18407

Warm Water Invasion Is Fueling Striking Antarctic Ice Melt – Climate Central – December 4, 2014 – http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warm-water-invasion-fueling-striking-antarctic-ice-melt-18401

Antarctica: Heat comes from the deep – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Press Release (via AAAS EurekAlert) – December 4, 2014 – http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/hcfo-ahc120114.php

Warm water undermining Antarctica’s ice shelves – New Scientist – December 4, 2014 – http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26657-warm-water-undermining-antarcticas-ice-shelves.html#.VIY-4iiv1sQ

Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth – Associated Press – December 2, 2014 – http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0ec806f3702b4b61b65f7d3de3867729/hotter-weirder-how-climate-has-changed-earth

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