Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Penguins in peril from global warming

    11 December 2007

    The penguin population of Antarctica is under pressure from global warming, says a new scientific report. The reduction in sea ice, and overfising, is threatening four populations that breed on the Antarctic continent - the Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adélie penguins.

  • China 'not to blame for climate change'

    5 December 2007

    When the UK's carbon emissions include imports from China, the average UK citizen's carbon footprint increases by 10 per cent according to new research released today.

  • Climate changes could destroy much of the Amazon

    5 December 2007

    New predictions show that the destruction of the Amazon forest is speeding up, through a vicious feedback loop between climatic change and deforestation that could wipe out or severely damage nearly 60 per cent of the forest by 2030.

  • Stern calls for 80 per cent emissions cut

    3 December 2007

    Sir Nicholas Stern. who led the Stern review on climate change, says the climate meeting, now underway in Bali, must centre its efforts to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases - including a reduction in rich country emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050.

  • World must cut carbon to save the poor, says UN

    29 November 2007

    Climate change could have a disastrous impact for the world's poorest people and reverse any gains made in poverty reduction, nutrition, health and education, warns the latest United Nations Human Development Report just released. ENS reports:

  • Emissions from UK homes could be cut by 80 per cent

    27 November 2007

    Emissions from UK homes could be cut by 80 per cent by 2050, according to a new report by Dr Brenda Boardman at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute.

  • Science adviser urges GM rethink

    27 November 2007

    The UK government's chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, has called for a rethink on GM crops in a farewell speech to a group of senior scientists at the Foundation for Science and Technology before leaving his post.

  • Climate concern stronger than ever, says IPCC

    19 November 2007

    The planet is likely to experience "irreversible" impacts if the increase in global temperature is not brought under control. For example, if temperature rises above about 3.5 degrees C, between 40 per cent and 70 per cent of the species assessed might be at increased risk of extinction, says the fourth and final report from the International Panel on Climate Change before the Climate Convention meeting in Bali in December.

  • Gordon Brown signals end for plastic bags

    19 November 2007

    There has been a chorus of approval for the statement today by the British prime minister Gordon Brown that the UK govenment is considering further reducing Britain's carbon emissions' target and cutting the use of disposable plastic bags.

  • Broad welcome for UK Climate Bill

    15 November 2007

    The UK Government's blueprint for tackling climate change, in a draft Climate Change Bill, has been broadly welcomed by environmental pressure groups as a promising start. The bill will legally require UK carbon emissions to be cut by 60 per cent by 2050.