Adaptation to global warming
Adaptation to global warming is a response to global warming that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of social and biological systems to current climate change and thus offset the effects of global war...
Adaptation to global warming - Wikipedia
Rising Seas Turn Coastal Houses Into a Gamble
Elevated sea levels caused by global warming have homeowners and developers worried about the value of their coastal properties.
Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown
By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwa
The Future: More Flooding For Development-Mad Fort Lauderdale
If Florida is “Ground Zero” for rising seas, then East Fort Lauderdale is “Ground Zero of Ground Zero”.
The First Official Climate Refugees In The U.S. Race Against Time
A Native American tribe struggles to hold on to their culture in a Louisiana bayou while their land slips into the Gulf of Mexico.
Corals Are Dying On The Great Barrier Reef
Scientists have discovered an unprecedented die-off in the world's largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef, prompting the Australian government to issue its highest response level.
Stanford Researchers' Calculations Reveal High Global Economic Cost Of Climate Change
When thousands of scientists, economists and policymakers meet in Paris this December to negotiate an international climate treaty, one question will dominate conversations: What is the climate worth?...
Climate change could push snow leopards to extinction
It is estimated that there are as few as 4,000 snow leopards left in Central Asia's high mountains. Poaching and habitat loss have contributed to a 20 percent population decline over the last 16 years...
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Scientists call for international authority on climate geoengineering
Efforts to reverse man-made climate change need international oversight before research can proceed, a meeting of scientists has heard.
Effects of global warming
The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is oc...
Effects of global warming - Wikipedia
Economics of global warming
There are a number of policies that governments might consider in response to global warming. The assessment of such policies involves the economics of global warming.Global warming is a long-term pro...
Economics of global warming - Wikipedia
Geoengineering
Geoengineering, geological engineering, engineering geology, or geotechnical engineering deals with the discovery, development, and production and use of subsurface earth resources, as well as the des...
Solar radiation management
Solar radiation management (SRM) projects (proposed and theoretical) are a type of climate engineering which seek to reflect sunlight and thus reduce global warming. Proposed examples include the cre...
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Precautionary principle
The precautionary principle or precautionary approach to risk management states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of ...
Precautionary principle - Wikipedia
Integrated assessment modelling
Integrated assessment modelling is a type of scientific modelling that is increasingly common in the environmental sciences and environmental policy analysis. The modelling is integrated because envir...
Rising Seas Turn Coastal Houses Into a Gamble
Elevated sea levels caused by global warming have homeowners and developers worried about the value of their coastal properties.
Food vs. fuel
Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate involves wide-ranging v...
Food vs. fuel - Wikipedia
Carbon dioxide removal
Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods refers to a number of technologies which reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Among such technologies are bio-energy with carbon capture and stor...
Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown
By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwa
Physical impacts of climate change
This article is about the physical impacts of climate change. For some of these physical impacts, their effect on social and economic systems are also described.
This article refers to reports pro...
Physical impacts of climate change - Wikipedia
Extreme weather
Extreme weather includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a lo...
Extreme weather - Wikipedia
Stanford Researchers' Calculations Reveal High Global Economic Cost Of Climate Change
When thousands of scientists, economists and policymakers meet in Paris this December to negotiate an international climate treaty, one question will dominate conversations: What is the climate worth?...
Greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effec...
Greenhouse gas - Wikipedia
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide released by hum...
Ocean acidification - Wikipedia
Environmental migrant
Environmental migrant refers to people who are forced to migrate from or flee their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment which compromise their well being or secur...
Environmental migrant - Wikipedia
Climate change and ecosystems
This article is about climate change and ecosystems.
Unchecked global warming could affect most terrestrial ecoregions. Increasing global temperature means that ecosystems will change; some specie...
Climate change and ecosystems - Wikipedia
Global climate model
This visualization shows early test renderings of a global computational model of Earth's atmosphere based on data from NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5).A general circ...
Global climate model - Wikipedia
Current sea level rise
Current sea level rise is about 3 mm/year worldwide. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "this is a significantly larger rate than the sea-level rise avera...
Current sea level rise - Wikipedia
Greenhouse gas remediation
Greenhouse gas removal projects are a type of climate engineering that seek to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and thus they tackle the root cause of global warming. These techniques eit...