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AMAZALERT examined how global and regional climate and land-use changes will impact Amazonian forests, agriculture, waters, and people; and how these impacts feed back onto climate. 

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“The AMAZALERT project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 282664, and was co-funded by many national agencies an institutes.”

General Climate News (selection)

Linking adaptation and DRR – the PLACARD Connectivity Hub This Connectivity Hub is a new "search and discovery" tool that helps planners, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers, students, and interested citizens to find knowledge and organisations working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) issues.
EU PLACARD project website, Wednesday 17 April 2019
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the global climate system.
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre, Tuesday 16 April 2019
Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer.
ETH Zurich, Tuesday 9 April 2019
Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions A Finnish study suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to determining whether fen ecosystems are able to adapt to a changing climate.
University of Eastern Finland, Monday 8 April 2019
Be the change you want to see in the world: How individuals can help save the planet from climate catastrophe Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy, a major new European study has found.
University of Sussex, Thursday 28 March 2019
Climate extremes hitting maize production could become the new norm by 2020 Even with an increase in global temperatures of just 1.5 °C, the worst production losses experienced by maize producers so far are likely to become increasingly frequent.
EU Science Hub, Thursday 28 March 2019
Cities under pressure in changing climate Experts highlight the challenge cities face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.
Newcastle University, Thursday 28 March 2019
Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change Researchers have analyzed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change.
Swansea University, Tuesday 26 March 2019
C3S User Learning Services offers free training on the use of the Climate Data Store (CDS) platform This Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) training programme combines online learning with face-to-face events in 30 countries across Europe. C3S is still looking for future local trainers for events in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Malta and Denmark. Are you interested to become an 'in-country' trainer for the C3S User Learning Services blended training programme in your own country? Please apply via c3s-uls@ecmwf.int.
Copernicus Climate Change Service, Wednesday 20 March 2019
Floodplain forests under threat A German research team shows that the extraction of ground water for industry and households is increasingly damaging floodplain forests in Europe given the increasing intensity and length of drought periods in the summer.
University of Freiburg, Tuesday 19 March 2019