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‘Climate Change’ or ‘Global Warming’ represents a change in global or regional climate patterns. It has been attributed to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

It is universally agreed by most scientists that the main cause of global warming is the human expansion of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Human activities across the globe are changing the natural greenhouse. The burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil have increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. the consequences of changing the natural greenhouse are not easy to accurately predict. However there are a number of possible effects such as the excessive heating and cooling of certain regions. The heating of regions such at the north and south pole will result in the melting of ice capes and increase sea levels.

Despite the immense research and evidence there is still debate from some as to the existence of the issue.

Debate?

Many faces in the media, have openly argued against the existence of Climate change. Most famous of which being US President Donald Trump. He has on the record stated that he believes Climate Change is a Hoax created by the Chinese.
Since the late 19th Century the average surface temperature of the planet has risen by around 0.9 degrees Celsius. Research states that most warming has occurred over the last 35 years and the 5 hottest temperatures being since 2010. So it seems almost comical to suggest that the topic could be a Hoax. However it’s true that the leader of one of the top world powers denies its existence entirely. even with compelling statistics such as 2016 being the hottest year on record.

There are articles exploring the ways in which different countries around the world tackle their own levels of pollution.

organic waste, biogas

Unlocking organic waste to get to a greener future, sooner

Robert Dysiewicz, World Biogas Association Advisory Council Member discusses how the transition to a new era of waste management will align with a circular economy,
ocean sound transmission, acoustic hotspots

Climate change increases the speed of ocean sound transmission

Ocean sound transmission is being sped up due to global warming induced by climate change – threatening marine species as sounds travel faster and become louder.
varieties of crop

Should we test for differences in allergen content between varieties of crops and animal...

Rick Goodman, Food Allergy Research and Resource Programme at the University of Nebraska, discusses tests for differences in allergen content between varieties of crops and animal species for food safety.
research community, marine biodiversity

Why is fostering effective dialogue between government and the research community so vital?

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC-ERIC, looks at the innovation and research community to boost climate efficiency in local and central governments.
global agrobiodiversity, processed foods

Declining global agrobiodiversity is harmful to health and food safety

Experts warn that an increasingly unhealthy diet is not only bad for humans, but also global agrobiodiversity – slowly damaging human health and the Earth.
nuclear weapons and modern warfare

Why nuclear weapons and modern warfare are contrary to climate action

Dr Chanda Siddoo-Atwal, primary biochemist of Moondust Cosmetics Ltd, examines the realities of nuclear weapons and modern warfare.
sustainable apple production, pesticide

Less pesticide, more profit: Testing new options to sustain apple production

Mark Gleason, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology in the U.S., describes the pesticide problem and in this vein, why testing new options is needed to sustain apple production.
global oil demand, fossil fuel

Energy experts propose four-month plan to cut global oil demand

The International Energy Agency (IEA) say that a set of actions, taken for four months, could cut global oil demand by 2.7 million barrels per day.
resilient environment, climate change

Cultivating a resilient environment with ground-breaking science

Professor Susan Waldron, Director of Research and Skills at the Natural Environment Research Council emphasises the importance of research and innovation in adapting to climate change.
heat pump technology, mitsubishi electric

The road to net-zero requires heat pump technology

Russell Dean, Head of Residential Heating and Ventilation at Mitsubishi Electric, charts the road to net-zero that requires heat pump technology.
carbon zero city, european green cities

Energy-producing buildings & carbon zero city districts

Peder Vejsig Pedersen from European Green Cities turns the spotlight on energy-producing buildings and carbon zero city districts.
COP27, COP president

Towards COP27: Climate leadership, the UK presidency and the Russian dilemma

Richard Beardsworth continues his series on political leadership, examining the UK's presidency in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for political leadership on climate.
Heating sector

Energy efficiency must be prioritised first in heating

Carsten Østergård Pedersen, Rune Kaagaard Sørensen and Asbjørn Bjerregaard Ebbesen from Grundfos Holding A/S argue that energy efficiency should be prioritised first in heating
crop production systems in europe, sustainable plant

Sustainable plant & crop production systems in Europe

Professor Laura Grenville-Briggs shares her stance on working together to counter the threat of oomycete diseases, focussing on trans-sectoral approaches to support sustainable plant and crop production systems in Europe.
invasive insects

Invasive insects threaten 1.4 million trees in US

Researchers from McGill University have estimated that over the next 30 years, 1.4 million street trees will be killed by invasive insects.
climate change adaptation, Impact Factor

Climate Services – the latest science for practice

Daniela Jacob, Director of Institute Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), explains how the Climate Services journal brings us the latest details about science for practice.
legislation on battery regulation, circular economy in EU

EU Parliament adopts draft legislation on battery regulation

The draft legislation on battery regulation says electronic waste management is critical to a sustainable, circular economy in the EU.
Hawaiian coral,

61% of Hawaiian coral exposed to warming conditions, survive

In an optimistic 22-month study of Hawaiian coral, researchers find they may adapt well to warmer and more acidic oceans resulting from climate change.
cattle production, heat stress

Cattle production faces annual loss of $40 billion, due to climate change

Cattle production is under serious economic threat due to the increasing heat stress placed on the animals – facing a financial loss of up to $40 billion yearly.
green energy transition, heat pumps

District Heating in Europe’s Green Energy Transition

Carston Østergaard Pedersen, Asbørn Bjerregaard Ebbesen, and Rune Kaagaard Sørensen, at Grundfos, explain how district heating could aid Europe's green energy transition.

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