... James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization
University of Oxford
Honorary Professor of Climate Change and Society
University of Copenhagen
Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
Earth’s Future Climate Mark A Saunders
... Abstract. Climate change occurs on timescales ranging from annual changes associated with El
Niño, through decadal changes, to multidecadal trends linked to global warming. It affects us all in
our daily lives, impacts the performance of much of industry, and leads to billions of pounds of
damage wo ...
... and are also using computer models to come up with predictions for our future
environment and weather.However, the next stage of that work, which is just as
important, is looking at the knock-on effects of potential changes.
Water is an enormous consideration. As we are likely to see an increase in ...
... Lack of certainty about the future
Lesson 3 Climate Change
... temperatures over the last century ,
explain what physical and human factors
have contributed to this. (6)
... The climate change teacher’s
resource guide: Learning about
DEAT launched the climate change teacher’s resource
guide in 2003.This book is used by teachers to
explore some of the key questions related to climate
change. These issues include:
The causes of climate change
The effects o ...
Russell Marsh Presentation
... – Profound economic, social, security, and
– no region immune from economic impacts
– will exacerbate inequalities within Europe
Global Climate Change - Rock and Wrap It Up!
... • Melting of glaciers and sea ice
• Changes in the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme
weather events, like hurricanes
• Shifts in ecosystem characteristics, like the length of the
growing season, and migration changes
• Increasing threats to human health
B S I
... Anthropogenic climate change is fundamentally changing natural systems and the pace
of change will force changes in many aspects of human society. Ecology has an
important role to play in predicting, mitigating, and adapting to changing climate, but
ecology, as a discipline, will need to more expans ...
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Your Effect on the Climate
... place over several centuries. However, the term “climate
change” is now being used to refer to the current climate.
This is because recent
evidence shows that the global
climate seems to be changing
more rapidly than usual, as a
result of human behaviour.
Air travel and other forms of transportation ...
... “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is
now evident from observations of increases in global
average air and ocean temperatures, widespread
melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea
“Most of the observed increase in globally averaged
temperatures since the mid-20th ...
... I understand that more extreme weather, melting glaciers, animal
migrations, changes in ecosystems are also ways to show that global
warming is occurring.
3. What might happen in the future?
a) I understand that short term effects such as frequency of storms,
droughts, floods and agriculture changes ...
Climate Change and The Military 2009
... Role of Military Institutions
Both in adaptation and mitigation
New roles: Safeguarding human security jeopardised due to
Understand the new variable of climate change in international
Global Climate Change?
... Global Warming: Next summer will be hotter
than last summer. Not borne out for the
Global Climate Change: How do you measure
“change” in a meaningful way?
Global Climate Change Increasing Weather
Volatility Has Real Impacts (economic and
The trapped heat is warming up the Earth and causing global
... Water companies have to use energy to clean your sewage and treat your drinking water. In total the water
industry creates 1% of the UK’s carbon emissions. Therefore Severn Trent Water is constantly looking at
new ways to reduce our carbon emissions and improve the way we use energy. An example of t ...
CLIMATE CHANGES ON THE EARTH
... cyclical climate patterns such as El NiñoSouthern Oscillation, or come in the form
of more singular events such as the Dust
... Climate change, often called global warming, interests both scientists and the general public. It is a
popular topic because it has the potential to cause major changes to our planet and the way we live.
As the earth’s climate becomes warmer, rain patterns change. Some areas will become more arid
Climate change and poverty
In an ever-progressing world with an increasing demand for energy, it is difficult to avoid climate change and its impacts on societies both locally and globally. Climate change affects social development factors, such as, poverty, infrastructure, technology, security, and economics across the globe. Although climate change affects everything we see around us, the interrelation between climate change and social vulnerability and inequality is particularly evident in impoverished communities. In particular, impoverished communities experience reductions in safe drinking water as well as food security as a result of climate change (OECD 2013). These typically rural, isolated communities do not exhibit sufficient financial and technical capacities to manage the risks associated with climate change (climate risk) (Skoufias 2012). Energy development and policy alteration could adjust the severity of climate change impacts; this is being tested now, as renewable energy sources develop.