CMCC Newsletter 10/2014
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From uncertainty to risk

Something is probably happening in the climate change communication. Discover what is it with James Painter, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and author of the book "Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty" […]


No jobs on a dead planet

Climate justice, gender equality and decent work are three strongly related issues. Sharan Burrow explains how they are interconnected and what is the Unions4Climate movement. An interview from Climate Science and Policy […]


U.S. and China: the landmark climate agreement

New targets for carbon emissions reductions by the United States and a first-ever commitment by China to peak emissions by 2030. New perspectives on mitigation and the IPCC scenarios (video) […]

Credits: CC U.S. Embassy The Hague

Climate: everything you need to know about it

Climate science as you have never seen before. Video, animations, pictures, in-depth analysis: because climate is changing for everyone, not only for scientists. […]


Climate change, urban planning and science: the collaboration is growing

A new arrival from Campania, Italy, for local planning and risk prevention: the Basin Authority plan dedicates a section on climate change impacts on the territory while including the CMCC studies by ISC Division based in Capua […]

Regional climate modeling over China with COSMO-CLM: performance assessment and climate projections

An assessment of the capabilities of COSMO-CLM to describe the climate of China in the recent past. Climate projections, under the new IPCC RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 emission scenarios, show a significant warming expected in China over the 21st century, while precipitation changes are expected only on a regional scale. A study on Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres […]

Credits: CC mckaysavage

Best Climate Practices Contest on Energy Poverty Reduction: winners announcement

ICCG announces the two best innovative projects facing the dual challenges of climate change and energy poverty: the Solar Powered Floating Schools project based in Bangladesh, and the upOwa practice in West Africa […]

Credits: © Abir Abdullah

Climate change: earlier spring discharge in the main Alpine rivers

A comparison of long-term spring discharge timings over the Alps, analysis of precipitation, and snow-melting data derived from observations. A new study on Science of The Total Environment […]

Credits: CC kuhnmi

LiDAR data for tropical forest biomass estimation

Above ground biomass estimation and basal area in an African tropical forest in south-western Ghana, a complex forest structure with a high degree of variability in terms of biomass, for improving forestry management and protection while moving towards monitoring forest resources from space-borne sensors. A new study on Remote Sensing […]

Credits: CC Andreas Kay

The regional climate change impacts on La Plata Basin

An assessment of its precipitation variability in spring: role of remote SST forcing as simulated by GCM experiments. A study on Climate Dynamics […]

Credits: CC eutrophication&hypoxia

The imprint of monsoons over the Mediterranean

The effect of South Asian Summer Monsoon on the Eastern Mediterranean Climate. The large-scale teleconnection between rising and subsiding air masses that is referred to as the “monsoon–desert mechanism" represented by models. A new study on Journal of Climate

Credits: CC marcia.taylor

Hurricanes and climate: understanding and predicting dynamics and trend

The relationship between climate and tropical cyclone formation, the characteristics of tropical cyclones in high-resolution models in the present and their activity in the future. Three new papers make the point

CC NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

A Lecture Series on Arctic Climate Change and Governance in the Arctic

Changes in both the natural and political environment of the Arctic are occurring rapidly and the melting rate of Arctic ice is accelerating. Insights from a range of experts in the field. All the contemporary issues related to the Arctic region from the science of what climate change is affecting to the economic and political changes that are now taking route. Watch ICCG the videos […]

Credits: CC banyanman