Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • 'Global green economy can save the planet'

    26 January 2009

    New figures released today claim to show that moving to a "green" global economy could not only protect the planet from the worst effects of climate change but is surprisingly affordable.

  • End all carbon emissions by 2050 says earth report

    16 January 2009

    The world will have to reduce emissions more drastically than has been widely predicted, essentially ending the emission of carbon dioxide by 2050 to avoid catastrophic disruption to the world's climate, according to the 2009 State of the World report from the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute.

  • Billions face food shortages, study warns

    11 January 2009

    Half of the world's population could face severe food shortages by the end of the century as rising temperatures take their toll on farmers' crops, scientists have warned.

  • Strong climate activist to be Obama's science adviser

    7 January 2009

    Environmentalists have welcomed the appointment of John Holdren to head the White House Office of Science and Technology. As such he would manage about 40 Ph.D-level experts who help shape and communicate science and technology policy. He will also head the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

  • Reversing forest decline can combat climate change

    5 January 2009

    The future of the planet's forests must play a big part in efforts to combat climate change says Lester Brown in this latest assessment of the continuing decline in tropical forests - and how that can be reversed.

  • Swiss glaciers shrinking faster

    21 December 2008

    Two new studies presented at the latest American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco 15-19 December show that Swiss glaciers are shrinking, and shrinking at an increasingly rapid rate. This means that researchers are observing the same phenomena in the Alps that have already been reported in the Himalayas and in the Andes.

  • Sea could rise 150 cms in this century

    18 December 2008

    New research indicates that global sea level could rise by one and a half metres by the end of the century, far more than the latest IPCC estimates. This report is by James Randerson, writing in The Guardian.

  • EU parliament asked to reject climate package

    16 December 2008

    There has been widespread criticism from environmentalists at the outcome of last week's summit of EU leaders which aimed to lead the world to a low carbon future. And WWF has called on the EU parliament to reject parts of it.

  • POZNAN COMMENTARY: Rhetoric and reality at climate talks

    15 December 2008

    The clear message that came out of the last days of the United Nations climate talks at Poznan in Poland was that the two crises of our times - economic recession and global warming - should be tackled together, says Martin Khor, Director of the Third World Network, in this commentary on the rhetoric and reality of the talks in Poznan and the decisions reached at the simultaneous EU gathering in Lisbon.

  • POZNAN REPORT: Battle lines drawn over carbon storage

    11 December 2008

    Battle lines at the Poznan climate conference are drawn over the question of the capture and storage of carbon. Developed nations want it to be included as a mitigation technology under the Clean Development Mechanism. The developing world opposes the idea, saying the technology is still undeveloped and inadequately tested. This report is from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) team at Poznan.