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Chinese Glaciers Disappearing Quickly Glaciers in China are disappearing quickly, an environmental institute in Lanzhou confirmed on Wednesday. Scientists with the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute conducted a lengthy survey of southern glaciers, which provide vital drinking water to India, and found that their total geographic area had decreased by 13 percent since 2002. (12-24-2014)
Invest Now Or Face Irreversible Effects of Climate Change It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy according to Youba Sokona, the co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III. What is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. These comments came in relation to a new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that policy changes are badly needed to mitigate the impacts of human generated greenhouse gases. (11-02-2014)
Vanishing Species A collection of species that, while once common in the United States, young people may not see anymore. (09-25-2014)
Scientists Warn of Rising Seas As Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday. The finding, which had been feared by some scientists for decades, means that a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable. The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so, the scientists said, but sometime after that it will probably speed up so sharply as to become a crisis. (05-12-2014)
UN Panel Warns That Climate Change Will Suck Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. (03-30-2014)
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