France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November
Sep20

France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

France’s environment minister on Monday voiced optimism that the Paris global accord on fighting climate change will come into force by November.   Segolene Royal, who is president of the so-called COP21 conference behind last year’s far-reaching agreement in Paris, said the goal was to put it in place before the next meeting opens on November 7 in Marrakesh, Morocco. “There’s a good competition”...

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Cod And Climate
Jul29

Cod And Climate

In recent decades, the plight of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England has been front-page news. Since the 1980s in particular, the once-seemingly inexhaustible stocks of Gadus morhua — one of the most important fisheries in North America — have declined dramatically. In 2008, a formal assessment forecasted that stocks would rebound, but by 2012, they were once again on the verge of collapse. Two years later, the National Oceanic...

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Global Economic And Military Rivalries Causing Environmental Deterioration
Jul28

Global Economic And Military Rivalries Causing Environmental Deterioration

The very uneasy and unbearable weather and the overall deteriorating environmental conditions in coastal areas all over the world have become the new trend of our planet’s environment, and the economic and military rivalries among different countries around the world are to be blamed. Such rivalries have been causing excessive industrialization and increasing the trend of production and usage of military hardware for conflicts and...

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We’re Lucky Climate Change Didn’t Happen Sooner
Jul27

We’re Lucky Climate Change Didn’t Happen Sooner

There is some consolation in how the fossil fuel-induced climatic changes we increasingly experience through droughts and storm surges are playing out. It could have happened sooner, and therefore already have been much worse. Luckily, the natural atmosphere already contained carbon dioxide, enough that the human-induced changes were relatively small, for a long time. Had these concentrations been even slightly lower, the effects of...

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North American Forests Unlikely To Save Us From Climate Change
Jul26

North American Forests Unlikely To Save Us From Climate Change

Forests take up 25 – 30 percent of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide — a strong greenhouse gas — and are therefore considered to play a crucial role in mitigating the speed and magnitude of climate change. However, a new study that combines future climate model projections, historic tree-ring records across the entire continent of North America, and how the growth rates of trees may respond to a higher concentration of carbon...

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