A new study from climate change scientists reveals that the increase in temperature estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) turns to be accurate. However, the sea-level is rising faster than expected. This suggests that IPCC sea-level projections for the future may also be biased low.
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Following an increased interest from private organization to curve the effect of global warming and its negative effect on revenue, the United Nation GEF decided to support greater access to financing for private sector companies pursuing innovative technologies and business models that yield benefits consistent with GEF objectives.
The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a $1 billion pilot program in the World Bank to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainable development. The GEF would provide new and additional grants and concessional funding to cover the “incremental” or additional costs associated with transforming a project with national benefits into one with global environmental benefits.
Following and analysis of NASA satellite data, Scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand discovered that between 2000 and 2010, global average cloud height declined by around one percent over the decade, or by around 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 meters). Most of the reduction was due to fewer clouds occurring at very high altitudes.
If all the water on earth was in a sphere, what would be it size? It would be 1385 km in diameter according to the Wood Hole Oceanic institute.
Climate change impacts have been identified as one of the greatest global threats to coral reef ecosystems
Climate change impacts have been identified as one of the greatest global threats to coral reef ecosystems. As temperature rise, mass bleaching, and infectious disease outbreaks are likely to become more frequent.