Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Evidence of human-caused global warming unequivocal

    2 February 2007

    Changes in the atmosphere, the oceans, glaciers and ice caps show unequivocally that the Earth is warming, according to the first global assessment of climate change science in six years, the Environment News Service reports.

  • Campaigners call for tougher action on climate

    2 February 2007

    Environment pressure groups have greeted the latest IPCC report on climate change with a universal call for much more urgent action to combat global warming which threatens human civilisation with increasing drought, flooding, storms and runaway sea rise.

  • How the world is subsidizing climate change

    1 February 2007

    Each year the world's taxpayers provide an estimated $700 billion of subsidies for environmentally destructive activities, such as fossil fuel burning, overpumping aquifers, clearcutting forests, and overfishing. An Earth Council study, Subsidizing Unsustainable Development, observes that "there is something unbelievable about the world spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually to subsidize its own destruction."

  • Worldwide glacier melt continues to rise

    29 January 2007

    Mountain glaciers around the world continue to melt, with new, still tentative figures for 2005 indicating a further average loss in thickness by a set of reference glaciers over the past two and a half decades amounting to 9.6 metres.

  • Young people fear for the future says survey

    26 January 2007

    In 25 years the oil will run out and tigers will be extinct in the wild, according to a uniquely wide-ranging survey in the UK of young people's expectations of the future.

  • Lukewarm response to Bush statement on climate change

    24 January 2007

    President Bush won lukewarm praise, or outright condemnation, from around the world, following his comments on climate change in his State of the World address this week.

  • 70,000 threatened by rising seas

    19 January 2007

    Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth, Geoffey Lean reported in The Independent on Sunday.

  • Lloyds' warns of storm 'catastrophe'

    19 January 2007

    The oceanic windstorm season will lengthen and its impact will be felt over a wider geographic area than ever before because of climate change, the chairman of Lloyd's of London has warned. The impact on insurance claims is likely to go on growing, he said.

  • Lloyd's chief warns of climate-based insurance costs

    19 January 2007

    The oceanic windstorm season will lengthen and its impact will be felt over a wider geographic area than ever before because of climate change, the chairman of Lloyd's of London has warned. This will have an excellerating impact on the insurance industry, he said.

  • 2006 was one of warmest years

    2 January 2007

    Humanity confronts a continuous rise in global temperatures, a changing and less predictable climate, and potentially huge dislocations - and 2006 provided further evidence of the warming trend, says Michael Renner of the Wordlwatch Institute.