Climate Change : Newsfile

There are 356 documents in this section.

  • Drought 'will spread across a third of planet'

    20 December 2006

    Drought, threatening the lives of millions, will spread across half the land surface of the Earth in the coming century because of global warming, according to predictions from Britain's leading climate scientists. This report is by Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor of the Independent newspaper.

  • Coal threatens climate calamity

    12 December 2006

    As countries around the world wrestle with the challenges of global warming, more than 150 new coal-fired power plants are planned or being built in the United States, and some 550 such plants are under construction in coal-rich China. If this is done the results are likely to be disastrous for the world's climate say researchers reporting for the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute.

  • Regional nuclear war could devastate global environment

    12 December 2006

    Even a small-scale regional nuclear war could disrupt the global climate for at least a decade, produce as many fatalities as all of World War II, and impact nearly everyone on Earth, according to two new studies presented today (11 Dec 06) at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

  • Nairobi climate conference: 'Small step forward'

    21 November 2006

    The United Nations climate change conference wound up its two-week meeting on 17 November by approving a plan to work towards limiting global warming after 2012 when the present agreement governing greenhouse gas emissions expires. The Kyoto Protocol sets legally binding emission reduction targets for 35 industrialized countries during the five years from 2008 to 2012.

  • Africa global warming impact 'worse than feared'

    6 November 2006

    A new report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Africa warns that the continent's vulnerability to climate change is even more acute than had previously been supposed.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions hit 'record levels'

    3 November 2006

    The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reached their highest levels ever recorded last year, the World Meteorological Organisation reported today.

  • Strong action essential to avoid climate change disaster

    30 October 2006

    There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now, according to a major UK Government report.

  • Climate change hitting Africa hard

    29 October 2006

    A new report from unique coalition of the UK's leading development and environment agencies says the international community must act now, or Africa will go 'Up in smoke.'

  • Failure to tackle global warming could cost trillions

    16 October 2006

    The world economy could suffer a $20 trillion hit by century's end if governments fail to address global warming, according to new report by two American economists for Friends of the Earth UK.

  • Disease 'migrates' as world warms

    12 October 2006

    Climate change is exacerbating the spread of infectious diseases, according to new research.