Nature: the one partner every company should work with

March 14, 2019 by  
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Natural capital stewardship like restoring forests could deliver almost one-third of the emissions cuts needed to stave off global temperature increases.

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New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming

September 27, 2016 by  
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Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase of 2 degrees Celsius . But a new study suggests that may not be possible. Environmental Protection Agency Director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Carolyn Snyder mapped out Earth’s global temperature over the ” past two million years ,” and based on what she found, Earth may already be committed to warming by around 5 degrees Celsius. Snyder set out to reconstruct global temperatures for longer than the 22,000 years that had been mapped out before. She didn’t map out each of the two million years one by one, but rather averaged temperatures over 5,000-year periods. She utilized 61 unique proxies for sea surface temperatures, such as acidity or the ratio between calcium and magnesium. She made it clear these are rough estimates, but that global temperature changes in different periods of time did appear to correspond to levels of carbon dioxide . Related: Tenth of world’s wilderness destroyed in last 20 years, study finds Setting our current trends in the two million year context, Synder was able to predict levels of warming in the future, and the answer isn’t pretty. If factors are similar to what can be seen in the past, “stabilization at today’s greenhouse gas levels may already commit Earth to an eventual total warming of 5 degrees Celsius (range 3 to 7 degrees Celsius, 95 per cent credible interval) over the next few millennia,” as she wrote in her study. Synder said, “This is based on what happened in the past. In the past it wasn’t humans messing with the atmosphere.” Snyder’s study met with mixed reviews. One scientist said future studies should build on her two-million-year reconstruction. Others said her 5 degrees Celsius estimate seems excessive. Still another called for more research. The study, published by Nature this week, is part of Snyder’s doctoral dissertation. Snyder obtained her PhD from Stanford University. Via Phys.org Images via PublicDomainPictures.net and Trocaire on Flickr

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New research reveals when global warming first appeared

September 24, 2015 by  
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With the signs of climate change becoming harder and harder to ignore every day, we tend to think of it as a 21st century problem. However, in a new study , a team of researchers has revealed when and where the first real signs of global warming appeared – and it’s a much older problem than we generally think. “Remarkably our research shows that you could already see clear signs of global warming in the tropics by the 1960s but in parts of Australia, South East Asia and Africa it was visible as early as the 1940s,” said Dr Andrew King, lead author of the study. Read the rest of New research reveals when global warming first appeared

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June Shatters Average Global Temperature Records (Again)

July 16, 2010 by  
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This past June was the hottest ever on record according to a just released NOAA State of the Climate Report . Perhaps even more eye opening is that June’s record breaking heat is on the back of the hottest March, April, and May on record. The monthly report added that this would make June the 304th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average, and July is looking to keep the streak going

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