A World of Science by theme: Climate change

  • Protecting a land of fire and ice (2013, EN, ESGER), on efforts by Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile to promote sustainable tourism, as climate change takes its toll in the Patagonian Icefields, the third-biggest frozen ice mass after Antarctica and Greenland
  • Sailing the Seas for Science (2013, EN,) interview on the current expedition of the Tara schooner, which is circumnavigating the Arctic Ocean to analyse the impact of the melting ice pack on marine life
  • Memory of the Earth (2013, EN), on the stories that geoparks can tell us about the history of our planet as concerns climate change, the drift of the continents, evolution, natural disasters and cosmic visitors
  • Ocean Blues (2012, EN, ES), on a strategy blending conservation with greening marine industries to protect our oceans
  • Weathering Uncertainty in the Arctic (2012, EN, ES, FR), on how indigenous peoples and scientists are working together to monitor climate change in the Arctic
  • Tales Set in Stone (2012, EN, ES, FR), retracing the impact of 30 000 years of climate change and natural disasters on human civilizations living around the Black and Mediterranean Sea basins
  • What Future for Biodiversity? (2012, EN, ES, FR), on the threat that climate change in particular poses to biodiversity, with an emphasis on North America
  • Wildlife in a Warming World (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU) on the threat climate change poses to biodiversity
  • Fisheries in a Cod Climate (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why Norwegians of the north are confident that their local fishing economy will be able to withstand warmer waters better than the Norwegian economy as a whole
  • Eight predictions for Conservation in the 21st Century (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), offers some crystal-ball gazing into future trends in conservation
  • Tracking Plant Diversity in a Changing World (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a network of observatories of diversity in Africa
  • Learning to Live with Drought in Europe (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on moves in Europe towards a regional drought policy to improve river monitoring in light of more frequent periods of drought
  • Taking a Step Back (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why a biosphere reserve in the UK and another in Kenya have decided that retreat is the best policy in the face of sea-level rise
  • A Bad Year for Caribbean Corals (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on how exceptionally warm waters bleached much of the coral in the Caribbean
  • Why Scientists are Taking a Stand against Ocean Fertilization with Urea (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview explaining why 57 scientists from 18 countries oppose this geo-engineering technique
  • Megacities of Tomorrow (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), forecasting how the geosciences and engineering will shape the world’s most populous cities in the decades to come against a backdrop of growing stresses that include climate change
  • The Heat is On for Australia’s Forests (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the impact on Australian biodiversity of projected climate change
  • The Rise of Animals, Part I (2007, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), Part II (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), a two-part tale of how life evolved on Earth over the past 3.8 billion years
  • A Warmer World will be a Sicker World (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on how a warmer climate will allow vector-transmitted diseases to extend their geographical range
  • Glacier Melt and Poor Policies behind Central Asia’s Water Woes (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the shared responsibility of melting glaciers and poor water policies for the region’s problems
  • Retrospective on Climate Change (2007, EN, FR), bumper issue offering a collection of UNESCO’s work in the field of climate change monitoring, mitigation and adaptation between 2002 and 2007
  • Watching the Oceans for Signs of Climate Change (2006, EN, ES, FR) on the role the oceans play in regulating the Earth’s climate
  • The Future of Drylands Revisited (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), presents new research at a time when one-third of land on our planet is threatened by desertification
  • Taking the Temperature of Mountains (2006, EN, ES, FR), on a project to monitor climate change and other forms of global change in selected biosphere reserves in mountainous regions
  • Saviours from Space for Siberia’s Frozen Tombs (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on using remote sensing to identify buried tombs from a culture dating back 2500 years, in a race against time before melting permafrost destroys them
  • A Carbon Sink that Can no Longer Cope? (2004, EN, FR), on monitoring the acidification of the oceans in a high CO2 world
  • Small Islands Step into the Limelight (2004, EN, FR), on the socio-economic and environmental challenges facing small islands in the run up to the adoption of the Mauritius Strategy in 2005
  • A System for Managing the Planet by 2015 (2004, EN, FR), on a global scheme which recognizes that land, atmosphere and oceans are not separate systems but interlocking parts of a single Earth system and that we thus need to combine existing observing systems into a single overarching system to improve global monitoring of the environment: the Global Earth Observing System of Systems
  • Watching Research on Ocean Storage of Carbon (2003, EN, FR), on why UNESCO’s Intergovern-mental Oceanographic Commission has set up a watching brief on ocean sequestration of carbon


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