Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]   Paul J. Beggs (Macquarie University) has just published a new paper which looks at the impacts of climate change on allergic respiratory diseases.  Climate change has the potential to have many significant impacts on aeroallergens such as pollen and mould spores, and therefore related diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. This paper … Continue reading

European Capacity for Monitoring and Assimilating Space-based Climate Change Observations – Status and Prospects

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] The European Union’s Joint Research Centre has published a technical report titled „European Capacity for Monitoring and Assimilating Space-based Climate Change Observations – Status and Prospects.“  This report, which is based on the findings of a workshop at Ispra, provides the scientific background to a forthcoming Commission response to the Space and Competitiveness councils … Continue reading

Analysis: Paradoxically increasing river flows in the Sahel despite long-term drought

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Okechukwu Amog , Luc Descroix (Grenoble Laboratoire d’étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement) and co-authors listed in the citation issued a paper addressing paradoxical increases in river flows in the West African Sahel, despite ongoing long-term drought.  The abstract to their good article is: Despite … Continue reading

Climate Change and Mortality in Vienna—A Human Biometeorological Analysis Based on Regional Climate Modeling

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Stefan Muthers, Andreas Matzarakis (Meteorological Institute, University of Freiburg)  and Elisabeth Koch (Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics) have published a new paper titled “Climate Change and Mortality in Vienna—A Human Biometeorological Analysis Based on Regional Climate Modeling.”  The abstract to this paper:  The potential development of heat-related mortality in the 21th century … Continue reading

Recent Widespread Tree Growth Decline Despite Increasing Atmospheric CO2

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] An often discussed theory has been that increasing atmospheric levels of CO2 should stimulate higher growth levels in plants.  However, this has not proven true.  Lucas C. R. Silva, Madhur Anand, and Mark D. Leithead (Global Ecological Change Laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph) have published an article titled „Recent Widespread Tree … Continue reading

Bio-Energy Retains Its Mitigation Potential Under Elevated CO2

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]   Marion Liberloo (University of Antwerp), and co-authors mentioned below in the citation, have issued a paper titled „Bio-Energy Retains Its Mitigation Potential Under Elevated CO2.“  The abstract to this good analytical paper reads: If biofuels are to be a viable substitute for fossil fuels, it is essential that they retain their potential to mitigate … Continue reading

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prairie Plant Community

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Peter B. Adler(Utah State University), James Leiker(Kansas State University), and Jonathan M. Levine (University of California) have published a paper titled „Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prarie Plant Community.“  The abstract to their paper reads: Climate change directly affects species by altering their physical environment and indirectly affects species by … Continue reading

Hydrologic Response and Watershed Sensitivity to Climate Warming in California’s Sierra Nevada

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Sarah E. Null, Joshua H. Viers, Jeffrey F. Mount (University of California Davis) recently published an interesting analytical paper on watersheds in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.  The abstract to their work: This study focuses on the differential hydrologic response of individual watersheds to climate warming … Continue reading

Impact of Climate Change on Ambient Ozone Level and Mortality in Southeastern United States

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Howard H. Chang (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Jingwen Zhou and Montserrat Fuentes (both from the Statistics Department, North Carolina State University) have published an article titled “Impact of Climate Change on Ambient Ozone Level and Mortality in Southeastern United States.”  In this interesting read they focus on the growing interest in quantifying … Continue reading

Conserving the Stage: Climate Change and the Geophysical Underpinnings of Species Diversity

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Mark G. Anderson and Charles E. Ferree of the Nature Conservancy (USA) have published a new paper titled “Conserving the Stage: Climate Change and the Geophysical Underpinnings of Species Diversity. ”  The abstract of this interesting paper reads: Conservationists have proposed methods for adapting to climate change that assume species distributions are primarily explained by … Continue reading

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