Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2012

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power

    24 May 2012

    While the draft UK Energy Bill appears to incentivise new nuclear at the expense of other low-carbon technologies, few governments remain enthusiastic about nuclear power which, some experts now believe, has passed its peak.

  • Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions

    1 May 2012

    Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 percent in 2010.

  • 2011: a year of weather extremes

    2 March 2012

    2011 was the ninth warmest year, and the second wettest year on record, with many extreme weather events.

  • Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'

    22 February 2012

    Celebrated scientists and development thinkers have warned that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.

  • World's biggest offshore windfarm opens

    11 February 2012

    UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm on 9 February.

  • Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying

    19 December 2011

     A coalition of organisations is calling on the Canadian government to stop sending spokespeople to interfere in EU legislation on fuel policy that could affect the import of oil from Alberta's tar sands.

  • Durban climate talks agreement raises hopes - and fears

    11 December 2011

    After 48 hours of extra talking the UN climate convention meeting in Durban finally ended in the early hours with agreement to negotiate a new and more inclusive treaty by 2015 and to establish the long-mooted Green Climate Fund.

  • 2011: world's 10th warmest year, lowest Arctic sea ice volume

    1 December 2011

    Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence.

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations continue climbing

    22 November 2011

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010 since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.