Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy

August 28, 2015
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Illustration by David Parkins Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy David G. Victor calls for the IPCC process to be extended to include insights into controversial social and behavioural issues. David Victor 01 April 2015 PDF NATURE The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is becoming irrelevant to climate policy. By seeking […]

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Drought Makes Being a Shorebird More Difficult


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The drought could herald more crowded conditions for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. (Ingrid Taylar/Wikimedia) Drought Makes Being a Shorebird More Difficult By Sharol Nelson-Embry, East Bay Regional Park District August 18, 2015 This is one of the riskiest times of life for migratory shorebirds like willets, dunlin, marbled godwits and others. As these […]

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California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say


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  California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say NY Times August 21, 2015 Global warming caused by human emissions has most likely intensified the drought in California by 15 to 20 percent, scientists said on Thursday, warning that future dry spells in the state are almost certain to be worse than this one as […]

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Climate Capital: Assessing the hidden value of coastal [and ocean] ecosystems


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Climate Capital: Assessing the hidden value of coastal [and ocean] ecosystems By gordonober Posted: August 21, 2015 PLOS blog Measuring the fiscal value of ecosystems Ecosystems provide both direct and indirect services to the environment. Direct services are the ones we can essentially see, and are often given financial value. Many conservationists cite the direct […]

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Climate profound impact on marine biodiversity


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    Climate profound impact on marine biodiversity Posted: 24 Aug 2015 08:42 AM PDT New research into the impact of climate change has found that warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine biodiversity. In a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change an international research team modelled the […]

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California climate researchers sound the alarm at [state’s climate change symposium… ‘We have to break old habits’] – Moser


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  SAN PEDRO – 08/10/11 – (Scott Varley, Staff Photographer) Bluff at Pt. Fermin Park, San Pedro. Climate Change California climate researchers sound the alarm at [state’s climate change symposium… ‘We have to break old habits’] By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze Posted: 08/25/15 A warming atmosphere has already worsened California’s drought and harmed coastal ecosystems, […]

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Conservation Science News August 28, 2015


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Focus of the Week – California climate researchers sound the alarm at symposium… [‘We have to break old habits’]   1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS with special DROUGHT section 3- ADAPTATION and HOPE 4- POLICY 5- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 6- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 7-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  8-IMAGES OF THE WEEK […]

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What will happen when the floods hit drought-parched California?


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Gerard There Will be Floods What will happen when the floods hit drought-parched California? By Heather Mack on 17 Aug 2015 1 comment grist.org After four years of a near-biblical dry spell, it’s hard to think of California ever getting wet again. The entire state is scorching — literally, in the 118,000 acres engulfed in flames. […]

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Another 2 or 3 years of drought? Report looks at what it might mean


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The dried-up Guadalupe River in San Jose in July. (Jim Gensheimer / Associated Press) Another 2 or 3 years of drought? Report looks at what it might mean By Peter H. King contact the reporter Should the current drought extend for another two or three years, most California cities and much of the state’s agriculture […]

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Worsening wind forecasts signal stormy times ahead for seabirds


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Cormorant-like seabirds, known as shags are pictured. Credit: Richard Bardgett Worsening wind forecasts signal stormy times ahead for seabirds August 18, 2015 University of Edinburg Stronger winds forecast as a result of climate change could impact on populations of wild animals, by affecting how well they can feed, a study of seabirds suggests. Research into […]

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