Technology and Climate Change

UN warns climate change is drowning Senegal – Phys.org
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The United Nations' head of disaster risk warned Tuesday that flooding caused by climate change had become an emergency in Senegal, with some towns finding themselves underwater for large parts of the year.

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Genetics May Hold the Key to Climate Change Solutions for Plants …
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Fortunately, plant genomes – all of an organism's genetic information – are a vast storehouse of genetic variability that can be used to help prevent the loss of species suffering from climate change. New technology and …

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Nuclear power meets the challenges of climate change and better health
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While no one technology will stop climate change or solve energy-related health problems, we must make every effort to address these issues. Our sustainable energy future will be realized through renewable and nuclear energy, and technology innovation.

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Wanted: a 'clean trillion' dollar investment to limit climate change
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Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, urged businesses and investors to finance clean energy solutions on a massive scale because low carbon technology is critical to limit climate change …

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Africa: Jukka Uosukainen Appointed Director of New Climate Technology Centre …
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CTCN, the operational arm of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience to changing weather patterns, drought, soil erosion, and other impacts of …

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The water cycle amplifies abrupt climate change – Phys.org
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During the abrupt cooling at the onset of the so-called Younger Dryas period 12680 years ago changes in the water cycle were the main drivers of widespread environmental change in western Europe. Thus, the regional …

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Climate change: 2013 ranked 4th warmest year
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Last year was one of the warmest ever recorded on Earth since scientists began keeping global average temperature stats 134 years ago, climate experts from two U.S. agencies revealed today. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

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Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics venues
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Memorable host cities for the Winter Olympics wouldn't have a snowball's chance of reliably hosting a Games in the next few decades amid climate change, according to a new report. At the rate the Earth continues to heat up, only six of the last 19 …

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Fundamental marine ecosystem change during rapid climate …
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(Phys.org) —Marine ecosystems – especially in nutrient-starved areas of the ocean – are very sensitive to abrupt climate change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

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