Archive for November, 2014

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

Level: , Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news, Population

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.