Solar lamp kits at the COP22

By Ahmed Ouarab, Enrique Sánchez. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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During the second week of November 2016, the European Physical Society [EPS] Young Minds project, in close cooperation with the associations Migrations Co-developpement Alsace, Liter of light France and the University of Beni Mellal, developed solar kits lamps.

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IPCC elects Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as Chair

By e-EPS. Published on 22 October 2015 in:
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DUBROVNIK, Croatia, Oct 6 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair on Tuesday.
Hoesung Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. A total of six candidates had been nominated for the position.
“I am honoured and grateful that the  Panel  has  elected  me  as  the  IPCC’s  new  Chair,”  said  Hoesung   Lee.  “The  IPCC  remains  deeply  committed  to  providing  policymakers  with  the  highest  quality   scientific assessment …

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Editorial – Advising on Science

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 28 July 2015 in:
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One essential question today is how much responsibility must scientists take in advising politicians on science policy issues and other society challenges.

In an article that appeared in EPN45/3 in 2014, entitled ‘Climate change can we afford to wait longer?‘ I expressed my personal view on the need to communicate on important and timely environmental issues. This was an easy process since this opinion was that of a single author. In the meantime, the EPS has published a position paper written by its…

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G7 sends powerful message on climate change

By e-EPS. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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In their declaration following the G7 summit that took place on 7-8 june 2015 in Schloss Elmau, Germany, leaders stressed their determination to adopt a legal instrument to ensure global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius –  ”The agreement should enhance transparency and accountability including thorough binding rules at its core to track progress towards achieving targets, which should promote increased ambition over time. This should enable all countries to follow a low-carbon and resilient development pathway in line with the global goal to hold the increase in global average temperature below 2 °C”.

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Governments Agree the Negotiating Text for the Paris Climate Agreement

By UNFCCC. Published on 30 March 2015 in:
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p>A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations.

Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the negotiating text for the 2015 agreement. The agreement is set to be reached in Paris at the end of 2015 and will come into effect in 2020.  

Delegates from 194 countries convened in Geneva to continue work following the Lima Climate Change Conference …

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Additional Greenhouse effect is extremely likely to be happening

By Herbert Fischer. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] published the Synthesis of the 5th Assessment Report. The results of their investigations are stated very clearly. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The atmosphere and the ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow/ice have diminished, and the sea level has risen. In addition, the mean surface temperature in 2014, based on global

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPN:
An eye-witness report on how the CD came about by Jacques Heemskerk
Physics funding at the German Research Foundation by Karin Zach
The scientific consensus on climate change – Combating a two-decade campaign attacking by John Cook
How does light move? – Determining the flow of light without destroying interference by M.D. Davidović and A.S. Sanz

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2012 Euroscience Open Forum travel grants

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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A number of travel grants are currently available to attend the 2012 Euroscience Open Forum [ESOF2012], which is being held in Dublin on 11-15 July this year. Held biennially, ESOF is a pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation.

The event will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders and government officials to discuss current global scientific challenges, such as climate change, energy, food and health…

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Grid computing to help investigate climate change

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The ‘Conference on the role of e-Infrastructures for Climate Change Research’ was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste, on 16-20 May this year. The event brought together scientists and policy makers from across the world, in order to address climate change from economic, political and scientific perspectives.

e-Infrastructures is a term given to advanced computer systems and networks which are capable of running simulations based on massive data sets – such as, in the field of climate change, models of monsoon rainfall. Such systems can…

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