The UNEP has released a Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 (McMullen and Jabbour 2009) that: “presents some of the issues and ideas that have emerged since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report over three years ago. Focusing on work that brings new insights to aspects of Earth System Science … Continue reading Climate Change Science Compendium 2009
This monday saw the launch of Safe Climate Australia, a non-government organisation formed by a group of scientists, and community and corporate leaders who aim to end Australia’s reliance on cheap coal for electricity. Safe Climate Australia will build on a range of international innovation and transition projects such as Repower America, which target energy … Continue reading Al Gore launches Safe Climate Australia
Global climate change is being discussed intensely this week at the G8 summit in Italy. The G8 leaders just release a “Declaration of the leaders: the majority economies forum on energy and climate” which can be downloaded as a PDF here. Some of the highlights: Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. … Continue reading Climate change being discussed at the G8 summit
Seems like the weather watchers are fawning over the latest update of the UAH MSU satellite data: June 2009 saw another — albeit small — drop in the global average temperature anomaly, from +0.04 deg. C in May to 0.00 deg. C in June, with the coolest anomaly (-0.03 deg. C) in the Southern Hemisphere. … Continue reading Shifting baseline of global temperature anomalies
Quick preface: This great article on global climate modelling (Published in Miller-McCune magazine) was written by Nicholas Jachowski, a Stanford student who as part of the Stanford Overseas Program conducted studies on coral physiology at Heron Island Research Station. While the ultimate concern over climate change centers on how it affects living things, in the … Continue reading Climate Models Get Biological Makeover
Solve Climate reports on a massive electronic billboard displaying the real-time stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, unveiled on 18 June outside New York City’s Penn Station. The world’s first “Carbon Counter”, launched by Deutsche Bank, will be seen daily by half a million people and millions more can do so online at know-the-number.com. … Continue reading Climate Change Accounting Goes Public in a Big Way
I stumbled across this great mapping system of CO2 emmisions over at Science Daily. Whilst previous estimates of CO2 levels have been calculated per capita in the US, a new map called ‘Vulcan’ created by biogeochemists at Purdue University shows the top local and regional carbon dioxide producers in high resolution. In the past, CO2 … Continue reading Biogeochemists Map Out Carbon Dioxide Emissions In The U.