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documents in the library in the category Effects

Discussion of the various negative effects of climate deregulation, including extreme weather conditions, droughts, rising sea levels and coastal damage and population dislocation, acidification of the oceans, different types of pollution and health hazards.

also in categories energy, health, international references, nuclear, radiation moreless
UNSCEAR's assessment of levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami.On 11 March 2011, the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage from the failure of equipment after the magnitude 9.0 great east-Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. It was the largest civilian nuclear accident since the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Radioactive material was released from the damaged plant and tens of thousands of people were evacuated. moreless
also in categories economics, education and training, energy, fossil fuel, international references, nuclear, sea, solar, wind moreless
Do numbers speak ? Here are the numbers, and here are explanations of what they are saying. The truths are more important than the myths. Should be obligatory reading. Do numbers speak ? Here are the numbers, and here are explanations of what they are saying. The truths are more important than the myths. Should be obligatory reading. Do numbers speak? Here are the numbers, and here are explanations of what they are saying. The truths are more important than the myths. Should be obligatory reading. moreless
also in categories causes, coal, education and training, energy, fossil fuel, international references, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, sea, solar, wind moreless
The graphs show both the climate changes and the consequences over time. Click on the graph and see the scientific papers that support the graph data. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, energy, fossil fuel, government, international references, mitigation, models, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development.
Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
also in categories economics, energy, french, health, nuclear moreless
Implications, economic and climatic, of exiting from nuclear. moreless
also in categories sea, success and failures moreless
West Coast climate effect reposts on Sierra Nevada Snowpack, El Nino in California and Nevada, California Heat Waves, Drought in sSouthern California, California Precipitation and a variety of similar reference reports. moreless
also in categories causes, economics, energy, health, international references, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Massive climate documentation library. A “must” reference for diverse quality information. Few areas can benefit as much from Open Access as climate change research: the combination of public, scientific, and governmental interest with the mounting misinformation, unsubstantiated opinions, and unsourced data make public access to original, well-reported, and peer-reviewed climate change research of utmost importance. An international reference. moreless
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, causes, economics, forests, mitigation moreless
Tropical reforestation (TR) has been highlighted as an important intervention for climate change mitigation because of its carbon storage potential. TR can also play other frequently overlooked, but significant, roles in helping society and ecosystems adapt to climate variability and change. For example, reforestation can ameliorate climate-associated impacts of altered hydrological cycles in watersheds, protect coastal areas from increased storms, and provide habitat to reduce the probability of species’ extinctions under a changing climate. moreless
also in categories coal, economics, energy, fossil fuel, mitigation, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Max Planck Institut’s analysis of the German energy transition project and identification of it’s numerous limitations. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, causes, economics, energy, forests, government, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
James Hansen, et.al. Assessment of impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilise climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts. moreless
also in categories agriculture, economics, education and training, government, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A United Nations overview of climate issues, activities, and science. Gathers and shares information on GHG emissions, national policies and best practices,Launch national strategies and measures for reducing GHGs and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change, including developing financial and technical support to developing countries, Cooperate in preparation for taking mitigation measures and adaptation measures. moreless
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, causes, forests moreless
A forest is much more than what is seen, says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an understanding of how trees interrelate, often over vast distances. Understand the delicate balance of the forest and the concept of tipping points in forest health. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, energy, forests, government, international references, models, plans and scenarios, sea, technology moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
also in categories coal, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
also in categories community, energy, forests, government, health, mitigation, sea, technology moreless
Data resources related to climate change that can help prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. There is data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure, transportation and the Arctic region. Over time, additional data and tools relevant to other climate-related impacts will be added. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, community, economics, education and training, energy, forests, government, health, industry, mitigation, models, recycling solutions, technology, transportation, video moreless
Frameworks and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities. Build resilience to climate impacts, see what others are doing, explore local situations. moreless
also in categories education and training, energy, mitigation, sea moreless
Climate science overview, causes of climate change, future of climate change and many other things. This agency is under serious threat from the incoming US administration. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
also in categories agriculture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, habitation, industry, negotiations, plans and scenarios, transportation moreless
Nine propositions to take Europe to a post-carbon era before 2050 moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a45d683b0be33df885def6/t/58226d96d2b85731cb704dca/1478651293072/Clean Energy Emergency v17.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Quantitative effects of replacing nuclear worldwide. moreless

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