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The Marine Climate Change - Impacts and Adaptaton Report Card for 2012 WelcomeThis 2012 Report Card demonstrates that climate change is having significant impacts on Australia’s oceans and marine ecosystems. Many new changes have been documented since the 2009 Report Card. There is now striking evidence of extensive southward movements of tropical fish and plankton species in southeast Australia, declines in abundance of temperate species, and the first signs of the effect of ocean acidification on marine species with shells. The report card highlights that the Australian science community is widely engaged in research, monitoring and observing programs to increase our understanding of climate change impacts and inform management. 98 of Australia’s leading marine scientists from 37 universities and research organisations contributed to the 2012 Report Card. New for 2012: Marine Mammals, Marine Microbes, Extreme Events, Enabling Policy, Marine Observation Programmes More details inside…

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth - Emily Badger A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey. Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. If you could thumb through these historic pictures as if in a flip book, they would show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones. Landsat images taken between 1984 and 2012 have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation built from millions of satellite photos. Below are a few of the GIFs Google has created showing some of the most startling pockets of change: The above image shows Dubai in 2011.

Welcome to Recycle City | Recycle City | U.S. EPA You are Dumptown's new City Manager! When you begin, you'll see Dumptown at its worst — it's littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. There's more to Recycle City than just sightseeing! Try some of these activities. Ocean pollution: Addressing root causes of nutrient over-enrichment Low oxygen (hypoxic) areas known as dead zones, where most marine life cannot survive, can result in the collapse of some ecosystems. There are now close to 500 dead zones with a total global surface area of over 245,000 km², roughly equivalent to that of the United Kingdom. The overall effect is to undermine the resilience of marine and coastal ecosystems, affecting in turn their ability to support coastal livelihoods such as fishing and tourism and their potential role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The cost to countries of nutrient over-enrichment from the degradation of their marine and coastal natural resource base, and the services and livelihoods it provides, will increase without improved policy responses. Related links: <- Back to:

Read the Science | Beat the spin; Read the Science U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Library Synthesis and Assessment Products Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.2 ( Best practice approaches for characterizing, communicating, and incorporating scientific uncertainty in decisionmaking ) is posted. See also press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (posted 16 Jan 2009) Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.2 ( Thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems ) is posted. Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.1 ( Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region ) is posted online. Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.3 ( Aerosol properties and their impacts on climate ) posted online. Final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2 ( Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes ) posted online. Second Public review draft of the Unified Synthesis Product: Global Climate Change in the United States is posted. Strategic Plan U.S. Go back >>

About CORDEX | CORDEX Africa The Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) program was recently established by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). The aim of CORDEX is to develop an international coordinated framework for generating improved regional climate change projections worldwide. Results from the CORDEX analysis will be used as input to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report as well as to meet the growing demand for high-resolution downscaled projections to inform climate change impact and adaptation studies. For Africa, CORDEX presents an unprecedented opportunity to advance knowledge of regional climate responses to global climate change, and for these insights to feed into on-going climate adaptation and risk assessment research and policy planning in the region. The training programme, which will be convened in early 2011, will focus on skill development in working with climate model results, analysis of CORDEX datasets, and compilation and writing of analytical results.

Explore the future's rising seas | New Scientist These animations are based on the warming likely to occur under two scenarios for future greenhouse gas emissions, devised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: High: intensive use of fossil fuels resulting in very large CO2 emissions. It is intended as a worst-case, business-as-usual scenario excluding policies to limit climate change. The median temperature projection for 2100 is around 5 °C above pre-industrial averages. Low: aims at stabilising CO2 concentration in the atmosphere by the middle of the century. It assumes policies to limit emissions but still passes the widely accepted threshold for "dangerous" climate change of a 2 °C temperature rise, leading to a median warming of 2.6 °C above pre-industrial averages by 2100.

Outils de modélisation climatique en ligne ou à télécharger, pour permettre aux élèves de modéliser. Modèles paramétrables ou analyse de documents en classe WorldWatcher accès Logiciel : WorldWatcher for Windows 3.0.6 in September, 2008. 33,8 MO SiteSeer accès: (Version 1.2 pour Microsoft Windows) (23 May 1995, 3,3 Mo) Lien institutionnels - organismes associés: (NOAA Paleoclimatology Program) Descriptif: Contenu d'une base de pollens, affichage des informations de synthèse et de diagrammes polliniques . un site dans le massif central un site en Espagne ShowTime accès: de données -(1,7 MO) (Version 0.6 pour Microsoft Windows, Lien institutionnels - organismes associés : INRP ( Dernière mise à jour : 1/10/2001) Descriptif: Animation qui montre la distribution à travers l'espace et le temps de 16 taxons polliniques individuels. Ecopath CarboScope 1.

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