Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Freshwater lakes and rivers contributing to climate change

    26 January 2011

    Emissions of methane from freshwater systems are now estimated to be 103 million tonnes per year - equivalent to 25 per cent of all the carbon dioxide absorbed by the world's land areas.

  • New melt record for Greenland Ice Sheet

    22 January 2011

    New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades.

  • Global temperature peaks in 2010

    19 January 2011

    Topping off the warmest decade in history, and despite record cold snaps in north-western Europe, 2010 experienced a global average temperature of 14.63 degrees Celsius (58.3 degrees Fahrenheit), tying 2005 as the hottest year in 131 years of recordkeeping. 

  • George Monbiot on international climate negotiations

    19 January 2011

    Listen to a podcast of commentator George Monbiot on the future of international climate negotiations.

  • Fast action needed now to stop a repeat of runaway warming

    17 January 2011

    What insurance can the world afford to prevent repeating the catastrophic temperature increase of the past? A package of fast mitigation measures is recommended by Nobel Laureate Mario Molina and colleagues in a report issued  by the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development.

  • When will the food bubble burst?

    13 January 2011

    Floods in Australia and  Asia are adding to the pressure on world food supplies and are expected to further push up food prices. But, says Lester Brown, author of a new book entitled World on the Edge, the question is not whether the food bubble will burst but when.

  • Global warming cause of glacial melting and glacial floods

    20 December 2010

    People in the Himalayas and other mountain areas must prepare for a tough and unpredictable future due to the rapid melting of glaciers caused by climate change, according to a new UN report.

  • Cancun climate deal puts UN process back on track

    13 December 2010

    The United Nations climate change conference in Cancun wrapped up two weeks of negotiations at dawn on Saturday with agreement on a package of decisions that UN officials are hailing as a victory, reports ENS.

  • Cancun climate talks: a last-minute glimmer of hope

    11 December 2010

    After two weeks of talks at Cancun, uncertainty reigns over whether anything meaningful can be extracted from the climate negotiations which went on into a second long night.

  • Acidifying oceans could threaten marine food chain says UN

    4 December 2010

    The future impact of rising CO2 emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says.