Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems

Nearly 60 million people are employed in fisheries and aquaculture. Climate change poses a risk to their livelihoods. A new report FAO presents new research as well as unique synthesis of the most current scientific information on how a changing climate is altering the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers and reshaping the lives of the communities who rely on them. With the scenarios of ocean change provided by the CMCC […]

A snapshot of Antarctic climate variability over the last 2000 years

What about climate trends in the Antarctic region? Barbara Stenni, Associate professor of Geochemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice presented an expanded paleoclimate database including ice core isotope records over 7 distinct climatic regions covering the Antarctic continent. Watch the video […]

The future of the cost of climate change

Estimates of climate impacts in Europe reveal a distinct north-south gradient, placing harsher damages on some of the poorer European countries. A similar pattern exists in the United States. James Rising, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics provides a piece on new research on the social cost of carbon and the importance of higher resolution climate projections […]

European research on Xylella fastidiosa: the contributions of POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects have been resumed in a technical report available in open access. A snapshot of the current EU research programs and an update of the most relevant results addressing this emerging pathogen accomplished by both projects […]

Climate change reshaping wine geography

How climate change could transform the world’s wine map? Droughts, erratic swings in temperature, and earlier ripening may make viticulture more difficult. Renowned regions producing high quality wines may soon become unsuitable for raising grapes, a study on the impacts of climate change on wine production and resilience shows […]

Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and […]

Boosting innovation through the added value of climate services: the CLARA project launched

How to promote the European innovation potential and economic growth in the face of climate change? A new project aiming at developing a set of leading-edge climate services drawing on the Copernicus seasonal climate forecasts. A portfolio of climate services to improve policy and decision makings in five priority areas: disaster risk reduction, water resource management, agriculture and food security, renewable energy sources, and public health […]

Xylella: the challenge we can win

It’s about all of us, not only the Apulia region. Climate science can do its part and the CMCC is at forefront with its cutting edge technologies. Riccardo Valentini at the meeting of experts organized by Coldiretti in Lecce […]

Xylella fastidiosa: how science tries to save olive trees

A problem in Apulia starting to become a reason of concern in Europe too. Research and innovation together to find solutions. The CMCC is at the forefront to provide measures against the infection […]

A fellowship to study the Mediterranean climate

A PhD grant at the University of Salento to carry out research on the climate of the Mediterranean region in the framework of the global climate change soon available. Find out how to apply […]

IPCC agrees special reports, AR6 work-plan

Decided the strategy and timeline for next series of reports, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the special reports that will be prepared in the next few years. Special attention to the impacts of climate change on cities and their unique adaptation and mitigation challenges and opportunities […]

Climate-related parameters as proxy for rainfall deficiency and aridity: the case study of Burkina Faso

A methodology for the identification of areas for which extreme climatological conditions may intensify aridity processes and rainfall deficiency. Those two aspects, combined with a potential water demand increase, may favor the intensification of the aridity processes […]

How is climate changing in Italy?

Results more and more reliable from simulations increasingly accurate and detailed that allow to study climate change in Italy as never before. From the CMCC, new information available for policy and decision makers […]

Climate change: projected impacts in the Himalayan region

How might change in the future the spatial distribution of bioclimatic strata and ecoregions within the transboundary Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) of China, India and Nepal. A study on Climatic Change […]

The map of the Mediterranean climate in the 21st century

How the geographic distribution of the Mediterranean climate will change based on the latest-available climate projections for the 21st century. A study by CMCC researcher A. Cherchi on Scientific Reports […]