Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • UK carbon emissions rise for the third consecutive year

    20 April 2006

    At the end of March, the UK government's Climate Change Programme Review revealed that the government was not on track to meet its self-set target to reduce emissions by 20 per cent by 2010.

  • World Bank climate opportunity warning

    20 April 2006

    Friends of the Earth has warned that the World Bank's Spring Meeting looks set to steer energy policy in the wrong direction.

  • Death, famine, drought: cost of 3°C global rise in temperature

    18 April 2006

    The temperature of the planet is on course to rise by 3 degrees Celsius, Sir David King, Chief Scientist to the UK government, warned at the weekend - with catastrophic results that should be prepared for now. The following account of his remarks is from Alok Jha, science correspondent of The Guardian.

  • Canada 'to cut climate funds'

    18 April 2006

    Canada's new Conservative government is to make deep cuts in spending to combat global warming in order to fund tax cuts, according to cabinet documents obtained by the Canadian media.

  • UK scientists attack oil firms' role in huge Arctic project

    18 April 2006

    Sixty-country survey to search for fossil fuels in pristine environment.

  • Global warming could spark mass extinctions

    17 April 2006

    The Earth could see massive waves of species extinctions around the world if global warming continues unabated, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Conservation Biology.

  • 2005 was hottest year on record

    30 March 2006

    The year 2005 was the hottest on record. The average global surface temperature of 14.77 degrees Celsius (58.6 degrees Fahrenheit) was the highest since recordkeeping began in 1880. January, April, September, and October of 2005 were the hottest of those months on record, while March, June, and November were the second warmest ever. (See figure 1).

  • US media wakes up to climate change

    29 March 2006

    The media worldwide is paying more and more attention to the realities of climate change, with the London Independent newspaper, for example, giving it front page and lengthy inside page coverage in recent days. Now, it seems, the US media is finally waking up, as the Worldwatch Institute reports.

  • Record CO2 emissions as ice sheets shrink

    14 March 2006

    Confirmation that the planet is warming, and indications that the climate is changing faster than previously thought, are now becoming almost daily events. Today comes news of record CO2 levels, and fresh evidence that the enormous ice sheets covering both Greenland and Antarctica are showing a net loss of ice to the seas.

  • Pollution soaring to crisis levels in Arctic

    13 March 2006

    Researchers have uncovered compelling evidence that indicates Earth's most vulnerable regions - the North and South Poles - are poised on the brink of a climatic disaster, Science Editor Robert MacKie, reports in The Observer