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Loss and damage from climate change

An open access special issue of the International Journal of Global Warming brings together, for the first time, empirical evidence of loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in nine vulnerable countries. The ar ...

Oct 25, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 0

Climate change as a matter of public health

For a long time people perceived climate change as an environmental issue–the concern of environmentalists, the concern of a few. It was reframed as a justice issue at the turn of the 21st century, when ...

Apr 08, 2014 3.2 / 5 (5) 2

USGS: Mission accomplished for Landsat 5

(Phys.org)—Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.  By any measure, ...

Jan 03, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0

La Ninas distant effects in East Africa

For 20 000 years, climate variability in East Africa has been following a pattern that is evidently a remote effect of the ENSO phenomenon (El Niño Southern Oscillation) known as El Niño/La Niña. ...

Aug 04, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Macroweather is what you expect

While short-term weather is notoriously volatile, climate is thought to represent a kind of average weather pattern over a long period of time. This dichotomy provides the analytical framework for scientific ...

Feb 25, 2013 3.5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast