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This New Climate – Episode 5: Climate change and the 4th agricultural revolution

In the fifth episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler explores a suite of innovations promoted by EIT Climate-KIC through their Climate Smart Agriculture Booster that are helping farmers to adapt to climate change while shedding light on how European farmers have suffered under recent drought conditions. Episode guests: Iris Bouwers, farmer and Vice-President…

Acclimatise selected to provide expertise to the EU TEG

By Robin Hamaker-Taylor  As highlighted in a recent article, the European Commission is moving forward with their Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth. Now, Acclimatise have been selected as part of a group of experts that will advise the Commission’s Technical Expert Group (TEG). Specifically, Acclimatise will provide technical input to the development of criteria…

EO data helping Alpine tourism adapt to climate change

By Elisa Jiménez Alonso Temperatures in the Alps have risen almost twice the global average. This trend has profound implications for the whole Alpine environment and the industries that depend on it. One of the most prominent ones is tourism, especially winter tourism. However, with climate change, the Alps are gaining popularity as a warm…

Queensland floods kill half a million drought-stressed cattle

By Elisa Jiménez Alonso After a long-lasting drought, Queensland, Australia, has been hit by extreme rain reaching up to 1.4 metres in some areas – twice the amount that falls in London in a year. What started as a sigh of relief in drought-stricken communities quickly turned into floods that destroyed homes, infrastructure and left…

Applying Earth observation data to support robust investment decisions in the face of a changing climate

By John Firth (Acclimatise), Tanzeed Alam (Earth Matters Consulting), Steven Ramage (GEO), Jed Sundwall (AWS), and Michael J. Brewer (NCEI), Sara Venturini (Acclimatise) and Elisa Jiménez Alonso (Acclimatise) Editorial note: This is an Acclimatise & Earth Matters Consulting briefing note written in collaboration with Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Amazon Web Services (AWS), National Oceanic…

NASA, WMO, NOAA, UK Met Office: 2018 was 4th hottest year on record

By Elisa Jiménez Alonso According to independent analyses from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the UK Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 2018 ranks as the fourth warmest year on record globally – a clear sign of long-term climate change associated with a…

Ten years ago, climate adaptation research was gaining steam. Today, it’s gutted

By Rod Keenan, University of Melbourne Ten years ago, on February 7, 2009, I sat down in my apartment in central Melbourne to write a job application. All of the blinds were down, and the windows tightly closed. Outside it was 47℃. We had no air conditioning. The heat seeped through the walls. When I…

UK vegetable and fruit supplies at risk

By Kieran Cooke A combination of Brexit − Britain’s move to leave the European Union − and climate change is threatening UK vegetable and fruit supplies for its 66 million people. Brexit-associated delays at ports could result in widespread shortages of a range of imported vegetables and fruit such as lettuces and tomatoes, particularly if…

Australia experiences hottest month since records began

By Georgina Wade January 2019 was Australia’s hottest month on record, with the country’s mean temperatures exceeding 30C for the first time since records began in 1910. The Bureau of Meteorology released its January climate summary pointing to new records for Australia’s mean, maximum and minimum temperatures, deeming them “unprecedented”. “There’s been so many records…

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