Climate scientists from the Royal Society in the United Kingdom and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences have teamed up to create a key reference document on the current state of climate change science. Meant to inform decision makers, policymakers, educators, and other interested parties, the report outlines those areas of climate change science that are well established and where there is still uncertainty.
New Report Outlines Current State of Climate-Change ScienceMarch 5, 2014 - 3pm
Extreme Hot Days Occurring More Often in Recent DecadesMarch 5, 2014 - 3pm
Even though the rise in global temperatures seems to have paused over the past 10 to 20 years, the number and intensity of extremely hot days over land has been rising, according to a recent paper published in Nature Climate Change. The authors also found that the regions with the most number of excessive heat days per year are also the regions with the largest increase in frequency of excessive heat days and land area affected.
Species Vulnerability Assessments Equipped to Handle Climate Change ImpactsMarch 5, 2014 - 3pm
Existing vulnerability assessments used for evaluating the risk of species’ extinction, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, “may be better able to identify species vulnerable to climate change than previously thought,” according to a new paper published in Nature Climate Change. This study is particularly relevant to an ongoing study funded by the SW CSC focusing on the vulnerability of Southwest birds and reptiles to climate change.