ISciences announced today the start of the Data ANalytics and Tools for Ecosecurity (DANTE) project. A joint effort of ISciences, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and North Carolina-based CASE Consultants International, DANTE aims to provide scientists, defense and security analysts, relief agencies, businesses and communities with enhanced insights into the connections between environmental stresses and security outcomes.
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More intense precipitation events are occurring worldwide in both dry and wet climates. What has changed is the overall temperature constraint in the system. When the globe is warmer, there is more energy to work with. More heat - that is, more energy - begets more intense precipitation, and the possibility of more floods and more droughts. The most immediate threats of warming result from the changing risks of extreme weather. Unlike sea level rise which is real but less perceptible, this influence is already upon us and apparent.
Road to Paris COP 21, the latest installment in ISciences' presentation series on the evolution of multilateral agreements related to climate change, is now available for download. Representatives from 196 nations will convene in Paris on November 30, 2015 to negotiate a global agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, applicable to all countries, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ISciences authors its Kyoto and Beyond series to encourage public discussion of global environmental security issues.