Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Arctic Ocean is losing ability to 'mop up' atmospheric carbon

    17 November 2011

    Research carried out at the Catlin Arctic Survey’s Ice Base in March and April 2010 suggests that melting sea ice is weakening the Arctic Ocean’s ability to capture and store atmospheric carbon.

  • Irreversible climate change likely in five years

    10 November 2011

    Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warns.

  • Maldives President outlines progress on carbon neutral plan

    10 October 2011

    The Maldives has made significant progress since last year in beginning the move towards becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country, President Mohamed Nasheed announced at the Six Senses SLOWLIFE Symposium at Soneva Fushi resort.

  • Photographs reveal Himalayan melt

    6 October 2011

    After four years research and eight photographic expeditions to the Himalayas, the mountaineer and photographer, David Breashears, has mounted an exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society in London, demonstrating the unprecedented melt of many of the regions glaciers.

    A monsoon warning

    21 September 2011

    As I write this my city Delhi is drowning. It started raining early this morning and within a few hours the city has come to a standstill.

  • Greenland glacier shows record losses

    20 September 2011

    Greenland's glaciers keep shrinking as higher surface temperatures have created record mass losses in 2010 and 2011, researchers have announced.

  • Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years

    13 September 2011

    Arctic sea ice has melted to a level not recorded since satellite observations started in 1972 – and almost certainly not experienced for at least 8,000 years, say polar scientists.

  • Natural gas power better than coal - despite the methane involved

    30 August 2011

    Over its full cycle of production, distribution, and use, natural gas emits just over half as many greenhouse gas emissions as coal does for equivalent energy output, according to a new study.

  • A fifty million dollar tipping point?

    11 August 2011

    At a recent press conference New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was contributing $50 million to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. Michael Brune, head of the Sierra Club, called it a "game changer". It is that, but it also could push the United States, and indeed the world, to a tipping point on the climate issue.

  • Rising temperatures melting away global food security

    11 July 2011

    The future impact of rising world temperatures on food supplies is now becoming clearer, says Lester Brown. Heat waves have already taken a heavy toll on Russian grain harvests while the projected rise in sea levels could inundate the low-lying rice bowls of southeast Asia before the century is out.