Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Bolivia's vanishing glacier is a warning of things to come

    17 February 2010

    "We don't have any more time." Edson Ramirez, a world renowned glaciologist, offered this grim statement on the demise of Bolivia's Chacaltaya glacier during a recent New York Times interview. Here Andrea Kobeszko puts the story of the disappearing glacier in context.

  • Past decade hottest ever recorded

    15 January 2010

    Despite the recent spell of freezing weather over much of Europe, the first decade of the 21st century was the hottest since recordkeeping began in 1880, as Amy Heinzering reports.

  • Ice melting faster everywhere

    24 December 2009

    From the Arctic sea ice to the Antarctic interior and the mountainous peaks of Peru, Alaska, and Tibet, ice is melting at an alarming rate. The accelerating loss of ice sheets, sea ice, and glaciers is one of the most powerful and striking indicators of a warming climate.

  • What Copenhagen did - and did not - achieve

    20 December 2009

    The following summary of what the Copenhagen Accord achieved and did not achieve was compiled by The Observer Science editor, Robin McKie. It is reproduced here with permission.

  • Copenhagen closes with weak deal that poor threaten to reject

    19 December 2009

    The UN climate summit in Copenhagen formally closed today with a deal many countries admit falls far short of the action needed to tackle global warming. This report from Copenhagen comes from John Vidal and Jonathan Watts writing in the Guardian Unlimited.

  • Anger and despair follows climate deal

    19 December 2009

    There were mixed reactions to today's climate deal, of which the 192 countries attending the Copenhagen summit 'took note' - and most are expected to sign up to. However, many environmental pressure groups and poor country delegates expressed deep disappoinment at the outcome.

  • Deep emission cuts essential to stop acid oceans

    17 December 2009

    Deep and immediate cuts in CO₂ emissions are needed to stall ocean acidification and prevent mass extinction of marine species, food insecurity and serious damage to the world economy, according to a report released at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.

  • Climate pledges would result in 3 degree jump says UN

    17 December 2009

    A confidential United Nations secretariat analysis finds that current emissions reductions pledged by developed and some emerging economies would leave the world on track to global warming of at best three degrees - and probably more.

  • Climate undermining human rights says Tutu

    16 December 2009

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, speaking at a Humanitarian Day meeting at Copenhagen, said that climate change was "undermining human rights on an unprecedented scale".

  • IUCN names species threatened by climate change

    14 December 2009

    The Arctic Fox, Leatherback Turtle and Koala are among the species destined to be hardest hit by climate change, according to a new review, published today.