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New study on sea-level rise

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Around The World | 0 comments

A new study from climate change scientists reveals that the increase in temperature estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) turns to be accurate. However, the sea-level is rising faster than expected. This suggests that IPCC sea-level projections for the future may also be biased low.

GEF a United Nation initiative to curve climate change

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in General information | 0 comments

The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a $1 billion pilot program in the World Bank to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainable development. The GEF would provide new and additional grants and concessional funding to cover the “incremental” or additional costs associated with transforming a project with national benefits into one with global environmental benefits.

Earth’s clouds got a little lower

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Around The World | 0 comments

Following and analysis of NASA satellite data, Scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand discovered that between 2000 and 2010, global average cloud height declined by around one percent over the decade, or by around 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 meters). Most of the reduction was due to fewer clouds occurring at very high altitudes.