News tagged with temperature increase

How to limit risk of climate catastrophe

( -- A new analysis of climate risk, published by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, shows that even moderate carbon-reduction policies now can substantially lower the risk of future climate change. It also shows ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Environment
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Live fast, die young? Maybe not

The theory that a higher metabolism means a shorter lifespan may have reached the end of its own life, thanks to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. The study, led by Lobke Vaanholt (University ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Compromises lead to climate change deal

Earlier this month, delegates from the various states that make up the UN met in Lima, Peru, to agree on a framework for the Climate Change Conference that is scheduled to take place in Paris next year. For over two weeks, ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Environment
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Volcanoes: A friendly force?

Some of the most famous and devastating natural disasters in history relate to volcano eruptions. It is estimated that more than 260 000 people have died in the past 300 years from eruptions and their aftermath. But volcanoes ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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3Qs: The current state of climate change science

Earlier this week, the public learned the details of the upcoming fifth assessment report (or, "AR5") of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international body whose mandate is not to do new ...

dateAug 23, 2013 in Environment
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