General Climate News

Emissions of potent greenhouse gas increased, contradicting reports of huge reductions Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found atmospheric levels growing at record values.
University of Bristol, Tuesday 21 January 2020
Modified plants to curb climate change New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Bioinformatics specialists from Würzburg might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Trends in Biotechnology.
Universität Würzburg, Monday 20 January 2020
New global climate calculations show faster warming New calculations of how the world’s climate is changing confirm that the volume of greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference. They also show that warming is taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations.
SMHI, Friday 17 January 2020
Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing New research provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilizing permafrost and its large store of carbon.
University of Oxford, Wednesday 8 January 2020
Climate signals detected in global weather Climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale. They are thus amending a long-​established paradigm: weather is not climate – but climate change can now be detected in daily weather.
ETH Zurich, Thursday 2 January 2020
North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. However, scientists suspect that meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall could interfere with this ocean current. Simulations showed that there is a 15 percent likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years
University of Groningen, Monday 30 December 2019
Vulnerability of coastal aquifers to saline intrusions in Western Normandy With sea levels rising, it has become necessary to identify the coastal aquifers in Lower Normandy that are most vulnerable to saline intrusions. This phenomenon affects water uses (the supply of water for drinking, agriculture and industry) and natural environments.
BRGM, the French geological survey, Tuesday 17 December 2019
European Green Deal strives for climate neutrality in Europe by 2050 The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.
European Commission, Wednesday 11 December 2019
Harnessing nature’s defences against tsunamis An international team led by Göttingen University studied the protection of coastal communities in biodiversity hotspots.
Göttingen University, Wednesday 11 December 2019
Investments in climate services for agriculture and food security outweigh costs Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The benefits of investment greatly outweigh the cost, and yet the capacity to deliver and access these services is uneven and inadequate, according to an inaugural report on the State of Climate Services.
CCAFS research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Tuesday 3 December 2019