Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • 2005 costliest year for extreme weather

    13 December 2005

    The world has suffered more than 200 billion dollars in economic losses as a result of weather-related natural disasters over the past year, making 2005 the costliest year on record, according to preliminary estimates released lasrt week by the Munich Re Foundation at the international climate conference in Montreal.

  • US retreats at climate change talks

    11 December 2005

    The White House was forced into a U-turn on climate change yesterday after appearing to misjudge critically the international and domestic mood on its efforts to tackle global warming, reports David Adam, in today's issue of The Observer.

  • Climate-related insurance losses soar in 2005

    6 December 2005

    This year (2005) has witnessed the largest financial lossesever as a result of weather-related natural disasters an international climate change conference was told today.

  • Climate change refugees leave Pacific isle

    6 December 2005

    A small community living in the Pacific island chain of Vanuatu has become one of, if not the first, to be formally moved out of harms way as a result of climate change.

  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide highest in 650,000 years

    4 December 2005

    Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are the highest they have been in 650,000 years, according to the first in-depth analysis of tiny air bubbles trapped in an ice core from East Antarctica.

  • Europe must act now on climate change or 'feel the heat '

    29 November 2005

    Climate change heads a series of environmental challenges facing Europe, says a new assessment, which forecasts ice sheets melting in the north and deserts spreading from the south, with the population crowded into a central area, unless urgent action is taken.

  • Keep global warming below 2 degrees, warns IUCN

    29 November 2005

    The parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose meeting opens in Montreal today, must keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, or risk disaster.

  • Climate change puts fish at risk

    18 November 2005

    Fish populations are increasingly threatened by the effects of climate change as temperatures rise in rivers, lakes and seas. According to a new report from WWF the hotter water means less food, less offspring and even less oxygen for marine and freshwater fish populations.

  • UK companies must come clean on carbon

    15 November 2005

    Companies in the UK FTSE 100 list are saying they are committed to fighting climate change but are failing to take real action, according to a new report released today by the Carbon Trust.

  • City pledges to combat climate change

    1 November 2005

    As ministers from the G8 industrial countries grapple today over the future of our warming planet, ten thousand Mancunians have taken a pledge to combat climate change at the launch of Manchester city region's 'green energy revolution'.