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Latest IPCC Report Highlights Need for Integrated Climate/human Behavior Models

Adapting to the global climate change impacts outlined in the IPCC's Working Group 2 Report, "Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation// and Vulnerability", will require new evaluation tools to help choose the best way forward, according to the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), an...

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (Nasdaq: ipcc ) announced today that it declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share of Infinity Property and Casualty Common Stock. The dividend is payable on ...

ActionAid Challenges G8 on Response to Food Crisis

...change is already wreaking havoc on agriculture in developing countries. Anne Jellema, ActionAid's International Director of Policy, said: "As the ipcc states, yields from rain-fed agriculture in some African countries are likely to drop by 50% by 2020 due to climate change. This projected decline in ...

ArcMesa Educators Announces First Interdisciplinary Prostate Cancer Congress

...e same theme by identifying and assessing rapid advancements in therapeutics and new treatment modalities with the goal of improved patient outcomes. ipcc also marks another bold step in ArcMesa Educators' strategic realignment with its dedicated focus to provide cutting edge information in an environmen...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

... delivered the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which in turn fathered the Kyoto Protocol on tackling greenhouse gases. The ipcc has issued four reports since 1990, delivering judgements that are progressively more emphatic -- call it gloomy -- about the nature and severity of c...

Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok

...r the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Once the ipcc report is formally adopted, it will be released to the public. The ...of the phenomenon on the world's populations and species. The third ipcc report has focused on the economic implications of the challenge and techno...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...ern Oscillation and considered the dominant influence on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric variability. Dr Alory said climate models used in the ipcc Fourth Assessment show that changes in westerly wind patterns are expected to intensify in a global warming scenario and to accentuate the southward s...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

... to evermore thawing and thus releases of natural greenhouse gases (including CO2 and methane) in a viciously accelerating circle. The recent ipcc summaries entertained "scenarios" of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere ranging from 450 parts per million (ppm) up through 550 ppm and 650 ppm. ...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...(CFCs). CFCs also contribute to global warming. In a summary of volume 1 of the Fourth Assessment Report submitted on February 2, 2007, the ipcc has stated that increase in the strength of natural calamities like hurricanes and cyclones since the 70's "more likely than not can be attributed t...

Global Emission of CO2 Rising Three Fold Than Anticipated

...ome in this century could be even worse than United Nations scientists have predicted, the scientists said. According to the study, this years ipcc reports predicting reduced harvests, dwindling water supplies, melting glaciers and the loss of species may actually be understated. Incidenta...
IPCC in Biological News

IOS Press congratulates IPCC with Nobel Peace Prize

Amsterdam, 10 December 2007 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), represented by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, and (former US Vice-President) Al Gore with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater kno...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... uptake Study pinpoints sources of Earth's "hum" ipcc models might overestimate methane and nitrous oxid...http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009GL038903 3. ipcc models might overestimate methane and nitrous oxid...wide studies of the Pacific Ocean, suggesting that ipcc overestimates were likely generated by an overly c...

Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle

... the industrial period would have been a lot more intense if it weren't for aerosol," explains Professor Carslaw. Aerosol has been described by the ipcc as the biggest source of uncertainty in climate change models. Being able to reduce uncertainty in climate models is important because it affects how ...

UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity

...ut ice-sheet behaviour it is difficult to predict how ice sheets will contribute to sea level rise in a warming world. The behaviour of ice sheets the ipcc report said is one of the major uncertainties in predicting exactly how the warming of the global will affect human populations. Complementing the ...

'Climate change: Global risks, challenges and decisions'

...minary key messages are: Key Message 1: Climatic Trends Recent observations confirm that, given high rates of observed emissions, the worst-case ipcc scenario trajectories (or even worse) are being realised. For many key parameters, the climate system is already moving beyond the patterns of natural...

Rising sea levels set to have major impacts around the world

...evel rise. The last assessment report from the ipcc from 2007 projected a sea level rise of 18 - 59 ce...pulsion Laboratory. "The numbers from the last ipcc are a lower bound because it was recognized at the...ace, we will end up in the middle of that 18-59 cm ipcc range by 2100," says Rahmstorf. "But based on past...

Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds

... Dangerous Climate Change Through an Update of the ipcc 'Reasons for Concern." In 2001, the ipcc published as part of its Third Assessment Report a...od and likely impacts of such changes, such as the ipcc Fourth Assessment Report conclusion that it is now...

Decisive action needed as warming predictions worsen, says expert

...s Department of Global Ecology and co-chair of the ipcc Working Group 2, will address these issues at a sy...osium titled "What Is New and Surprising since the ipcc Fourth Assessment?" at the annual meeting of the A... the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. The ipcc Fourth Assessment, for which Field was a coordinat...

Stronger coastal winds due to climate change may have far-reaching effects

...e of possible future climates, although Snyder noted that recent global carbon dioxide emissions have exceeded even the highest projections of earlier ipcc reports. The results showed increases in wind speeds of up to 2 meters per second, which is a large change in relation to current average wind spee...

Rivers are carbon processors, not inert pipelines

...tworks perfuse and integrate the landscape, across the whole planet," says Battin, "but they are missing from all global carbon cycling, even from the ipcc (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports. Rivers are just considered as inert pipelines, receiving organic carbon from Earth and transporti...
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