Tag "Severe Weather"

Climate could warm more rapidly than any time in the last 65 million years

http://news.mongabay.com Jeremy Hance According to a new review of 27 climate models, scientists say the global climate is likely to experience a warmth as great as any in the last 65 million years, only much, much faster. According to the study published today inScience, the Earth’s land temperature will rise by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre-industrial levels by 2100 if we continue on our current emissions trajectory.

Climate change making extreme events worse in Australia – report

http://www.guardian.co.uk Damian Carrington Country faces more frequent and more severe weather events if it fails to make deep and swift cuts to carbon emissions The extreme heatwaves, flooding and bush fires striking Australia have already been intensified by climate change and are set to get even worse in future, according to a new report. Only fast and deep cuts tocarbon emissions can start to reverse the trend, say scientists from theClimate Commission, an independent advisory group