Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit

July 24, 2015
By

    Urgenda supporters celebrate at The Hague after court ruling requiring Dutch government to slash emissions. Photograph: Chantal Bekker/Urgenda Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit […]

Read more...

International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record


By

    International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record Climate markers continue to show global warming trend July 17, 2015 NOAA In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and […]

Read more...

Prepare farms for the future


By

      Prepare farms for the future Scientists must work closely with farmers to ensure that agriculture can stand up to the ravages of climate change. 21 July 2015 NATURE Ignore the climate sceptics who set up a straw man of the need for ‘settled science’ and then burn it to the ground. Ambiguity […]

Read more...

Shifting influence of ocean conditions on survival and probability of breeding in Brandt’s Cormorants


By

  By Point Blue Research Associate Dr. Annie Schmidt (and collaborators) — Chapter 2 of her thesis in PLOS One on the shifting influence of ocean conditions on survival and probability of breeding in Brandt’s Cormorants: Shifting Effects of Ocean Conditions on Survival and Breeding Probability of a Long-Lived Seabird Annie E. Schmidt , Kristen […]

Read more...

Birds are dying as drought ravages Pacific Flyway


By

  Long-billed dowitchers like this one have full plumage when they’re breeding, but they lose feathers on their migratory stopovers. Without their flight feathers, they can’t fly long distances or avoid predators. Tim Fitzharris, Minden/National Geographic Birds Are Dying As Drought Ravages Avian Highways Migrating birds are weakened or sickened as they wing their way […]

Read more...

A Year of Climate Action- Nature Climate Change Editorial


By

    JOHAVEL / ISTOCK / THINKSTOCK A year of action Nature Climate Change Editorial Nature Climate Change 5, 703 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2752 Published online 24 July 2015   This year is make or break for climate and a sustainable future. The opportunity to make genuine progress on these grand societal challenges must not be squandered. […]

Read more...

James Hansen new study: 10 ft of Sea Level Rise in 50 years


By

  Monday’s new study greatly increases the potential for catastrophic near-term sea level rise. Here, Miami Beach, among the most vulnerable cities to sea level rise in the world. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning By Eric Holthaus July 20 2015 4:23 PM slate.com In what […]

Read more...

Conservation Science News July 24, 2015


By

    Focus of the Week – New sea level rise warning and — a year of action 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 ——————————– NOTE: […]

Read more...

Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’

June 12, 2015
By

  Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’ by Joe Romm Posted on June 11, 2015 A major new global financial report finds that investors who remain ignorant of or deny climate science will be big money losers. The Mercer Research report, “Investing in a Time of Climate Change,” details the prospects — […]

Read more...

NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent- No slow down


By

  NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent by Joe Romm Posted on June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm climateprogress.org A major new study from NOAA finds more evidence that we may be witnessing the start of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. As I reported in April, many recent studies have found that […]

Read more...