Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Scientists warn of climate catastrophe

    13 March 2009

    More than 2,500 climate scientists attending the emergency Copenhagen meeting have made a desperate appeal to governments to act, before it is to late, to save the world from "irreversible climate shifts" that could make the planet an unrecognisable place to live. Their plea came as Lord Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank warned that unless politicians grasped the gravity of the situaton the results would be 'devasting'. The report reproduced below is by David Adam environment correspondent of The Guardian.

  • Amazon could shrink by 85 per cent scientists say

    12 March 2009

    Global warming will wreck attempts to save the Amazon rainforest, according to a devastating new study which predicts that one-third of its trees will be killed by even modest temperature rises. This report by David Adam, Environment Correspondent of the The Guardian, appreaded in that newspapewr yesterday.

  • COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: I'm hearing only bad news

    12 March 2009

    Does anyone remember the song written by the pop group, Latin Quarter, called "Radio Africa", written in the mid-eighties whose repeated starting line was "I am hearing only bad news on Radio Africa"?

  • Fast-action measures needed to tackle climate change

    12 March 2009

    The need for urgent action has emerged as a primary theme of the Copenhagen Climate Congress this week-including urgent action on mitigation strategies that complement aggressive cuts in CO2 emissions, writes Alexandra Viets.

  • First carbon-free polar station opens in Antarctica

    17 February 2009

    The world's first zero-emission polar research station opened in Antarctica on Sunday. It was welcomed by scientists as proof that alternative energy is viable even in the coldest regions, Reuters reports.

  • Rainforest may burn, speeding climate change

    17 February 2009

    Without decisive action, global warming in the 21st century is likely to accelerate at a much faster pace and cause more environmental damage than predicted, according to a leading member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Welcome for UK government's green homes plan

    12 February 2009

    The UK Government's announcement today on plans to radically slash emissions and cut fuel bills from UK homes has been widely welcomed by environmental groups.

  • Polar bears in western Arctic going hungry

    11 February 2009

    Polar bears in the western Arctic are struggling to find food during the critical spring period, according to a recent report.

  • Towards a new global deal on climate change

    29 January 2009

    Rich nations had to raise 175bn euros (£162bn; $321bn) by 2020 for clean technologies, the European Commission said in a paper outlining its position ahead of international climate talks in Copenhagen in December. More than half that amount will be needed in developing countries like China and India.

  • Tibet's shrinking glaciers threaten climate chaos

    27 January 2009

    Glaciers stretching across the towering Tibetan-Qinghai plateau sustain all the great rivers of Asia, but as Christina Larsen reports in the Christian Science Monitor, they are shrinking fast and could have largely disappeared by 2100 with disastrous consequnces for the 300 million people who rely upon them.