Navigation Links
Assessing dangerous climate change and call for climate change response papers
Date:12/3/2013

PLOS ONE publishes "Assessing Dangerous Climate Change: Required Reductions of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature" from James Hansen and colleagues, and announces call for papers on responses to climate change:

  • Research article assesses climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data, and uses Earth's measured energy imbalance and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilize climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts
  • New PLOS ONE collection, "Responding to Climate Change" to incorporate the broad range of areas covered in Hansen et al's paper, with a particular focus on work aimed at returning the Earth to a state of energy balance

A new paper from James Hansen and colleagues entitled "Assessing Dangerous Climate Change: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature" will publish in the open access journal PLOS ONE on 3rd December. The article challenges researchers, policy makers and world leaders to respond to climate change with active attempts to restore energy balance and regain stability of Earth's ecosystem.

"Although there is merit in simply chronicling what is happening, there is still opportunity for humanity to exercise free will. Thus our objective is to define what the science indicates is needed," states Hansen, adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.

The publication will be announced December 3rd at a press conference at Columbia University by economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the university's Earth Institute and one of the co-authors of the paper.

By calculating atmospheric CO2 as a function of fossil fuel emissions and examining the potential for drawing down atmospheric CO2 via reforestation and increase of soil carbon, Hansen et al review fossil fuel emission reduction scenarios, concluding that an appropriate target is to keep global temperature within or close to the temperature range in the Holocene, the interglacial period in which civilization developed.

Following on from the PLOS Collection "Ecological Impacts of Climate Change" the publication of this paper is accompanied by a call for papers for responses to climate change.

"Our hope is to generate a wide range of submissions on climate research and in particular papers that address solutions to the challenges posed by a changing climate, such as alternative energy development, environmental preservation, the problems of acidification, adaptation strategies and restoration of failing ecosystems. As a multidisciplinary and open access journal, PLOS ONE is well equipped to handle the variety of submissions we hope to receive and make that research freely available to the world for application and further development" says Damian Pattinson, Editorial Director of PLOS ONE.

Papers submitted to the call that successfully undergo peer review will be published in PLOS ONE. A PLOS Collection, "Responding to Climate Change," will be launched in early 2014 to highlight the research.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Horsley
collections@plos.org
44-122-344-2836
Public Library of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Climate change, people and ecosystems:Assessing strategies for adaptation
2. Assessing noise impact of offshore wind farm construction may help protect marine mammals
3. Public lecture at UC Riverside to discuss challenges in assessing human impact on ecosystems
4. Assessing a new technique for ensuring fresh produce remains Salmonella-free
5. Model of dangerous bee disease in Jersey provides tool in fight against honeybee infections
6. Smoking + asthma + pregnant = a dangerous combination
7. MRI measure of blood flow over atherosclerotic plaque may detect dangerous plaque
8. Study: Widespread test-and-treat HIV policies could increase dangerous drug resistance
9. Social bees mark dangerous flowers with chemical signals
10. Shedding new light on one of diabetes most dangerous complications
11. The raccoon spreads dangerous diseases as it invades Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/15/2016)... Nov. 15, 2016  Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE ... focused on the gut microbiome, today announced the ... shares of its common stock and warrants to ... a price to the public of $1.00 per ... Biologics from the offering, excluding the proceeds, if ...
(Date:6/22/2016)...  The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics was ... as one of the fastest-growing trade shows during the Fastest ... in Las Vegas . ... in each of the following categories: net square feet of ... attendees. The 2015 ACMG Annual Meeting was ranked 23 out ...
(Date:6/16/2016)... 2016 The global ... reach USD 1.83 billion by 2024, according to ... Technological proliferation and increasing demand in commercial buildings, ... drive the market growth.      (Logo: ... development of advanced multimodal techniques for biometric authentication ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2016 , ... ... clinical research is through industry-wide collaboration, standardization and a beautiful technology experience. All three ... which convened more than 100 clinical trial leaders from over 40 sponsor, CRO and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Robots will storm the Prudential Center in Boston, MA during ... which is held on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, will ... workplace. Suitable Technologies is partnering with NTI to showcase how technology can help individuals ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, introduced the Company,s newest product, the INSTI ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) Continue Reading ... ... , bioLytical was invited by the Clinton ... HIV Self Test to 350 pharmacy representatives in Nairobi and ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , November 30, 2016 The global ... few players hold a dominant share in the overall ... Laboratories International, Inc., and Merck KGaA, held a lion,s ... Transparency Market Research observes that these companies are expected ... development products that are do not require rabbit pyrogen ...
Breaking Biology Technology: