Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Greenland ice loss doubles in 10 years

    20 February 2006

    Greenland's glaciers are melting faster than most experts thought, according to new research published in the journal Science. They are releasing almost twice as much ice into the Atlantic Ocean as they did five years ago, adding significantly to sea level rise, scientists report.

  • 2005 was warmest year 'in thousands'

    15 February 2006

    2005 was the warmest year recorded on Earth's surface, according to the US space agency agency NASA. Last year was slightly warmer than the previous peak year of 1998 and was unusually warm in the Arctic.

  • Evangelicals warm to climate

    14 February 2006

    The Rev. Rick Warren and some 80 other prominent evangelical church leaders in the United States have joined a new drive to get their community to fight global warming. But says, Rachel Zoll of the Associated Press, President Bush is not about to change his sceptical stance on the issue. This is an extract from her report:

  • One year later Kyoto targets still far off

    14 February 2006

    Governments are failing to take the necessary action to ensure delivery of the Kyoto Protocol, Friends of the Earth said today, one year after this global treaty came into force to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Global warming past the 'tipping point'

    11 February 2006

    A crucial global warming "tipping point" for the Earth, highlighted only last week by the British Government, has already been passed, with devastating consequences, reports Michael McCarthy in The Independent newspaper today.

  • Sweden plans to be world's first oil-free economy

    10 February 2006

    In a response to climate change and the dangers of rising fuel prices, Sweden is to take the biggest energy step of any advanced western economy by trying to wean itself off oil completely within 15 years. And it plans to do so without building a new generation of nuclear power stations, reports John Vidal in The Guardian.

  • UK issues blunt warning on climate change

    30 January 2006

    The UK government issued a blunt warning on climate change today, which is backed by the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. This report is reproduced, with permission, from The Guardian.

  • Lovelock warns of Gaia's revenge

    17 January 2006

    The world has already passed the point of no return for climate change, and civilisation as we know it is now unlikely to survive, according to James Lovelock, the scientist and green guru who conceived the idea of Gaia - the Earth which keeps itself fit for life.

  • Six nations launch 'clean energy' fund

    16 January 2006

    The United States, China, Japan, India, South Korea and Australia, have launched a multi-million dollar fund to promote clean energy technologies as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

  • Permafrost meltdown across the Arctic

    29 December 2005

    Permafrost is losing its permanence across the Northern Hemisphere, altering ecosystems and damaging roads and buildings across Alaska, Canada, and Russia. Government scientists warned today that over half the area covered by this topmost layer of permafrost could thaw by 2050 and as much as 90 per cent by 2100.