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Global Climate Change Archive - Models, Studies and Predictions

A collection of older (2005) news items that focus on models and predictions about the severity, and consequences of, global climate change. All links take you outside of the PRISM site. Use your back button to return.

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    November, 2006

  • November 27, 2006 - Carbon emissions show sharp rise - BBC News
    The rise in humanity's emissions of carbon dioxide has accelerated sharply, according to a new analysis. The Global Carbon Project says that emissions were rising by less than 1% annually up to the year 2000, but are now rising at 2.5% per year.

  • October, 2006

  • October 30, 2006 - Sydney's vanishing future - The Sydney Morning Herald
    Based on conservative projections of the effects of climate change, scientific modelling done for the Herald by University of Sydney researchers show many waterfront areas, including the Spit Bridge, Manly ferry terminal and Nielsen Park, are at risk from a sea level rise of less than a metre.

  • August, 2006

  • August 1, 2006 - THE MAPPING REVOLUTION-How Google Earth Is Changing Science - (International ) Spiegel Online
    Originally designed as a game for virtual hobbyists, more and more scientists are discovering the incredible Google Earth modeling capabilities. It possesses the overlay tools that allow both researchers to track data, as well as allow for navigation straightforward enough for young students. Epidemiologists, meteorologists, urban planners and governmental agencies can also take advantage of the geographical display and overlay capabilities.

  • July, 2006

  • July 3, 2006 - Climate change could cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, scientists say - cnews
    So the warnings of harsher heat waves, stronger hurricanes and rising seas fail to impress. How about volcanic eruptions in the Arctic, or a tsunami off the coast of Newfoundland? The latest scientific discipline to enter the fray over global warming is geology.

  • June, 2006

  • June 14, 2006 - Fewer night flights could cut climate change impact - ABC news
    New research has shown that cutting down on the flights that leave at night could lessen the contribution of aviation to climate change. Night flights differ from day flights because condensation from jet engines because the trails left during the day will help deflect some of the sun's radiation, causing a slight cooling effect, whereas the night flights trap energy given off from the surface of the earth.

  • March, 2006

  • March 17, 2006 - Global Warming Blamed For Increasing Force of Hurricanes - Guardian Unlimited
    Global warming is increasing the frequency of the most intense hurricanes, insist scientists who have analysed data from six oceans. These data took into account many other environmental factors such as wind shear, making them more robust than previous studies.

  • March 16, 2006 - Global Warming Reaches 'Tipping Point,' Report Says - ENN
    Human-fueled global warming has reached a "tipping point," according to a new survey of scientific research by the Washington-based World Resources Institute. Their conclusion was that warming would continue even if greenhouse gas emissions halted immediately.

  • March 15, 2006 - Meteor 'Cause of Global Warming' - Scotsman
    A top Russian scientist, Vladimir Shaidurov, has suggested that global warming was started by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere nearly 100 years ago. He says his mathematical models show that the meteor explosion fundamentally damaged high, thin clouds letting in more of the sun's energy to heat the Earth.

  • March 5, 2006 - Himalayan Melting Risk Surveyed - BBC
    A new weather station is expected to show the extent of warming in the Himalayas, one of the world's biggest deposits of ice and a key source of fresh water. This station is set up on the Nguzumpa Glacier and a river fed by the glacier. Photo of the glacier.

  • March 2, 2006 - Africa: Warming Threatens Key Water Sources - All Africa
    Declines in rainfall caused by global warming threaten rivers and other local sources of fresh water in densely populated areas of Africa, according to a new study published in Science magazine by scientists from Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON) at the University of Capetown.

  • February, 2006

  • February 1, 2006 - Deadline Set On Climate Disaster - Scotsman
    International action to halt climate change must be taken within 20 years or global warming will be irreversible, scientists have warned in a comprehensive analysis of climate research. This report warns that irreversible damage to the ecosystem will occur unless action is taken on an international level. Similar story from ABC (Australia)

  • January, 2006

  • January 30, 2006 - Scientists Debate Human Effect On Global Warming - Boston Globe
    Now that most scientists agree that human activity is causing earth to warm, the central debate has shifted to whether climate change is progressing so rapidly that, within decades, humans may be helpless to slow or reverse the trend. This ''tipping point" question has begun to consume many prominent researchers in the United States and abroad. Some background information on Climate Change from the BBC




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