Tag Archives: Impact & Adaptation

Freak weather could have been predicted

2010-12-30 NatureNews doi:10.1038/news.2010.685 UK Met Office is being held back by a lack of computing power, says its chief scientist Julia Slingo. This year was a busy one for meteorologists, as they tracked heat waves, monsoons, and winds carrying volcanic … Continue reading

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How does your green roof garden grow?

2010-12-29 American Society for Horticultural Science 5 common green roof plants tested for optimal substrate, drought conditions UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to roof gardens and … Continue reading

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Can Social Science Combat Climate Change?

2010-12-28 Scientific American Scientists remove some of the guesswork about how individuals will use energy in 2050 by looking at past campaigns to induce personal change and their effectiveness Roughly 44 percent of Californians smoked tobacco in 1965. By 2010, … Continue reading

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Renewables and the Smart Grid

2010-06-25 Scientific American Wrangling Renewables and the Smart Grid: How Can the [USA] Federal Government Change the Future of Electricity? The commissioner of the federal agency responsible for electricity supply in the U.S. explains the ongoing transformation of the energy … Continue reading

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Casualties of Climate Change

2011-01-10 Scientific American Shifts in rainfall patterns and shorelines will contribute to mass migrations on a scale never before seen By Alex de Sherbinin, Koko Warner and Charles Ehrhart | January 10, 2011 Since the beginning of recorded time, climate-forced … Continue reading

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A framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation

2010-12-21 Nature Climate Change Scientists have proposed a novel strategy to help policymakers identify and overcome obstacles to adaptation. It is increasingly recognized that — even with early and rapid mitigation — society will need to adapt to climate impacts. … Continue reading

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Polar bears could survive on persisting ice

2010-12-15 Nature News But Arctic ice must be protected from oil and pollution. Some summer sea ice is likely to persist in the Arctic into the next century, providing a last refuge for polar bears, seals and other animals, researchers … Continue reading

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