Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Climate may widen gulf between rich and poor

    18 July 2001

    Climate change may hit food production in the some of the world's poorest countries hardest while increasing it in many developed countries, according to a report released in July 2001 which combines the latest climate-change models with detailed data on global land use.

  • Australia's declining alpine regions

    18 June 2001

    In an early warning to the rest of the world, Australia's snowy alpine regions are shrinking and could disappear in 70 years because of global warming, Australian scientists say.

  • New evidence of rapid global warming

    10 March 2001

    The scientific basis for rapid global warming is clearer than ever before, a comprehensive new United Nations report reveals. The new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in three parts between January and March, warns of a "potentially devastating" global warming of 1.4 to 5.8 degrees Celsius over the coming century. This upper forecast is for higher temperatures than an assessment by the same panel five years ago.

  • Climate insurance to top $300 billion

    14 February 2001

    One of the world's largest re-insurance firms, Munich Re, has warned that climate change could increase the global insurance bill from $30 billion a year to $300 billion a year, by 2050. As a result, regions vulnerable to climate change such as low lying islands and countries could become insurance no-go zones as weather-related insurance claims rise.

  • Carbon farmers to the rescue

    1 February 2001

    A recent report by the 16 Future Harvest research centres suggests that developing country farmers are helping to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon by growing high-yielding food crops that save space for forests.

  • New experiment slashes vehicle pollution

    1 February 2001

    In a recent demonstration on ways of reducing car pollution, the Sierra Club made a series of relatively simple improvements to the popular Taurus model, which improved its fuel economy from 27.5 mpg to 42.3 mpg.