Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Climate change and pollution are killing millions, says study

    6 October 2005

    Almost a fifth of all ill health in poor countries and millions of deaths can be attributed to environmental factors, including climate change and pollution, according to a report from the World Bank.

  • Fears over climate as Arctic ice melts at record level

    3 October 2005

    Global warming in the Arctic could be soaring out of control, scientists warned yesterday as new figures revealed that melting of sea ice in the region has accelerated to record levels.

  • Warming hits 'tipping point'

    19 September 2005

    Siberia feels the heat. It's a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting.

  • Arctic forecast to lose ice cover within 100 Years

    4 September 2005

    Climate warming across the Arctic is pushing the Arctic system into a seasonally ice-free state for the first time in more than one million years, concludes a new report by US and Canadian scientists. The melting is accelerating, and the researchers could find no natural processes that might slow or reverse the thawing of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets.

  • 'World must wake up to lessons of Katrina'

    3 September 2005

    The overwhelming human and financial impacts of Hurricane Katrina are powerful evidence that political and economic decisions made in the United States and other countries have failed to account for our dependence on a healthy resource base, according to an assessment released today by the Worldwatch Institute.

  • Greenland glacier almost triples speed in less than a decade

    5 August 2005

    US scientists have found that the the speed of the Greenland glacier Kangerdlugssuaq has increased beyond all expections and is now travelling at three times the speed it was in 1988, making it one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. The scientists onboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise warn that any changes in the speed of these glaciers could have a tremendous impact on global sea rise.

  • US-led emissions pact seen as Kyoto rival

    28 July 2005

    The world's four largest coal-consuming countries have announced a pact to share technology for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases. The US, China, India, Australia - plus Japan and South Korea - signed what is being seen as a rival to the Kyoto Protocol to curb climate change, which the US and Australia have refused to sign.

  • Cutting carbon emissions vital to stemming ocean acidity, say scientists

    13 July 2005

    Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, from the burning of fossil fuels, has already increased the acidity of the world's oceans to a level that is irreversible in our life times, warns a new report published by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.

  • Warming acceleration inevitable, G8 leaders warned

    12 July 2005

    Scientists with the world's largest climate modeling project are calling for a complete phaseout of fossil fuel emissions to stabilize the global climate. Even if humans were to totally stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere right now, they say, "a potentially dangerous level of global warming cannot be ruled out."

  • Climate talks end in a weak consensus

    9 July 2005

    As many had feared, the much heralded statement on climate change by the G8 industrialised nations, announced yesterday, is something of a damp squib. It sets out no specific plan or timetable for action to deal with the problem. And it contains no mandatory emissions target for greenhouse gases that environmentalists had demanded. It does, however, reach a consensus that the problem is real and needs action and it opens the way for future talks involving both developing countries and the United States.