Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Decades of devastation ahead as global warming melts the Alps

    23 July 2003

    Mountain guide Victor Saunders and his companion Craig Higgins had reached the Solvay bivouac hut on the Matterhorn's Hornli ridge last week when their balmy morning climb turned into a nightmare.

  • Extreme weather prompts global climate alert

    3 July 2003

    A warning about the growing impact of extreme weather events around the world has been sounded by the World Meteorological Organisation. In an unusually outspoken report, the Geneva-based UN organisation says that as the global temperatures continue to rise, due to climate change, the number and intensity of extreme events might increase.

  • Australia's worst drought linked to global warming

    14 January 2003

    A new scientific report released by WWF and leading meteorologists shows that human-induced global warming was a key factor in the severity of the 2002 drought in Australia.

  • Greenland thaw threatens new ice age

    14 January 2003

    The amount of ice melting from the surface of the Greenland ice sheet broke all known records last year (2002), threatening a rapid rise in sea levels and a return of very cold winters to Britain because of a slowing down in the Gulf Stream.

  • Arctic people threatened by melting sea ice

    21 November 2002

    Global warming is posing growing threats to the culture, economy and way of life of Inuit communities, according to the conservation organization WWF and the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC).

  • Climate talks end in stalemate

    4 November 2002

    The latest United Nations climate talks ended in New Delhi on November 1, 2002, with little progress in tackling the urgent problems posed by global warming.

  • Insurers warn of mounting cost of climate change

    30 October 2002

    Natural catastrophes, the vast majority of which have been weather-related, have cost countries and communities an estimated $56 billion during the period January to September 2002 and the final bill for this year's natural disasters could be over $70 billion. This warning from insurers coincides with the latest round of UN discussions on climate change in Dehli, India.

  • 'Climate change threatens more African famines'

    24 September 2002

    The impending famine in southern Africa may only be the first of many over coming decades, as climate change makes itself felt, warns Friends of the Earth (FOE).

  • Scientists warn on rising seas

    10 September 2002

    As the earth's climate changes, due largely to human-induced increases in the atmospheric concentration of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide, concerns about altered rainfall patterns and rising sea levels continue to surface.

  • California's car makers face drive on global warming

    24 July 2002

    California has become the first US state to cut the level of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. In an effort to tackle global warming, Governor Gray Davis, signed the controversial legislation describing it as "the first law in America to substantively address the greatest environmental challenge of the 21st century."