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Changing Extreme Events

Published on May 21, 2012 by in Observed, Science

Here are a few articles about observed changes in extreme weather and climate events.  DB / GR Changing Mediterranean drought frequency. Extreme wet and dry events in the southwest United States are on the rise.  The NASH (North Atlantic Sub-tropical High (Bermuda High)  is likely to shape more frequent extremes of wet and dry in

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Australia experts look to climate ‘time machine’

Australian scientists have constructed an ecological time machine to mimic future climate conditions by subjecting an entire ecosystem to higher levels of CO2.  It is the world’s largest outdoor CO2 trial and the only one using mature woodland.  The machine consists of six arrays of steel frames nine stories high designed to emit CO2 in

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Airlines ‘are conforming’ with EU rules on emissions

In the face of much international resistance, many expected the European Union (EU) to withdraw its plans to include emissions from aviation activities within its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). This proposal, known as the Aviation Directive, has amended the ETS to include emissions not only from European airlines, but any airline that operates flights into

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