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Article Forests and their forgotten communities
In May 2008 a helicopter flew over unexplored parts of the Amazon in Acre State in Brazil, near the country’s border with Peru. Onboard were officials from Funai, the Brazilian government's Indian affairs department, on a mission to prove the existence of unknown Amazonian tribes who have never been in contact with the outside world. The few aerial pictures Funai has released show startled and intrigued people and their huts but do not reveal any landmarks which could be used to identify the exact location.
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Article Urban soil sealing in Europe
Soil is the earth's living skin and provides us with essential services for life in our planet: production of food; infiltration and cleansing of water and protection against flooding; habitat for plants; areas for recreation and mental health; micro climate regulation, etc. It is such a crucial resource that it can't be ignored. However, particularly in urban areas, soil is being sealed off with increasing housing and infrastructure.
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SOER Key fact Adapting to climate change - key fact 3
So far, 11 European countries, and a few regions and cities, have adopted climate adaptation strategies.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Adapting to climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
Country profile Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Poland)
SOER Country profile from Poland
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Poland
Country profile D source code Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Finland)
Country introduction - Factors that distinguish Finland from many others
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Country profile Octet Stream Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Croatia)
SOER Country profile from Croatia
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Croatia
Country profile Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Belgium)
What are the factors that distinguish your country from many others?
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
Figure object code Projected CH4 emissions from 1990 to 2030 , RAINS model - most feasible reduction scenario
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Figure Observed changes in frost days indices 1976-2009 (in days per decade)
Frost day is defined as a day with an average temperature below 0 ºC. Frost days are defined as a day with an average temperature below 0 ºC.
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Indicator Assessment Global and European temperature (CSI 012/CLIM 001/CLIM 003) - Assessment published Jun 2010
Global The global (land and ocean) average temperature increase between 1850 and 2009 was 0.74 0 C using combined Hadley centre and CRU datasets compared to the 1850 - 1899 period average temperature and 0.84 0 C using GISS dataset compared to the 1880 - 1899 period average temperature.  All used temperature records show the 2000s decade (2000 - 2009) was the warmest decade. The rate of global average temperature change has increased from around 0.06 0 C per decade over last 100 years, to 0.16 - 0.20 0 C in last decade. The best estimates for projected global warming in this century are a further rise in the global average temperature from 1.8 to 4.0 0 C for different scenarios that assume no further/additional action to limit emissions. The EU global temperature target is projected to be exceeded between 2040 and 2060, taking into account all six IPCC scenarios. Europe Europe has warmed more than the global average. The annual average temperature for the European land area up to 2009 was 1.3 0 C above 1850 - 1899 average temperature, and for the combined land and ocean area 1 0 C above. Considering the land area, nine out of the last 12 years were among the warmest years since 1850. High-temperature extremes like hot days, tropical nights, and heat waves have become more frequent, while low - temperature extremes (e.g. cold spells, frost days) have become less frequent in Europe. The average length of summer heat waves over Western Europe doubled over the period 1850 to 2009 and the frequency of hot days almost tripled. The annual average temperature in Europe is projected to rise in this century with the largest warming over eastern and northern Europe in winter, and over Southern Europe in summer. High temperature events across Europe including temperature extremes such as heat waves are projected to become more frequent, intense and longer this century, whereas winter temperature variability and the number of cold and frost extremes are projected to decrease further. According to the projections, the most affected European regions are going to be the Iberian and the Apennine Peninsula and south - eastern Europe.
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