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This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s warmth was made ...
This piece takes the long view in gauging efforts to stem global warming and its impacts using the tools of diplomacy. It is not about the details of the outcome of climate
treaty talks that concluded yesterday in Lima, Peru. (Here’s what parties ...
North Carolina scientists mapping future sea-level rise will have their last public meeting Monday before the group issues its much-anticipated projections this month to prepare coastal residents for increased flooding and more violent storm ...
Basically, a lot of death, both human and otherwise.
In case you haven't had a chance to read through the UN's huge recent report on climate
change--over 2,000 pages long, and based on 9,200 peer-reviewed studies--a new interactive site ...
Convening in Lima, Peru, the annual United Nations Climate
Change Conference is in its second and final week of talks. Negotiators from 190 nations are working on a global deal to limit climate
change, due to be agreed on in Paris next year. Just ...
Developing countries may need as much as $250-500 billion (203-406 billion euros) per year by mid-century to deal with the fallout from climate
change, a UN report warned Friday.
The projected amount was as much as five times higher than ...
Reinforcing the enormity of the challenge in dealing with climate
change, a new UN report has said that even if greenhouse gas emissions were cut in the most optimistic manner from now on, the costs of adapting to the impacts of climate
Warming water under Antarctica’s ice shelves risks ice melting that could lead to a “worrying” rise in global sea levels, research has shown.
Loss of the Antarctic ice shelves, which extend from the southern polar land mass over the ...
Research has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.
A team of researchers from the universities of Southampton, Bristol and Liverpool have derived the first theoretical equation to ...
Amid hope to seal the climate
deal in Paris next year, crucial negotiation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) was kicked off in Peruvian capital on Monday with key UN body appealing the world to step up their ...
Representatives from more than 190 countries have been making their way to Lima for the annual UN-sponsored climate
change talks (COP20) over the weekend. The meet in Lima takes on added importance as it is the last ministerial level gathering ...
Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bust-up, climate
change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima on Monday.
The 12-day haggle will show what happens when high-minded ...
Christchurch has flooded several times in the last year. A report suggests it is likely to become more frequent.
The Government's "100 per cent Pure" tourism campaign is hypocritical as it does little to curb greenhouse gas discharges, ...
Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop should apologise for claiming the Great Barrier Reef is “not in danger” from climate
change, according to enough scientific evidence to form a small coral atoll.
Sorry. Too glib?
Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate
change. They will do so under the auspices of the UN framework convention on climate
change. This is an international treaty negotiated at the Earth ...
The United States and China sprang a surprise last week with their secretly-negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Although cheered as “historic milestone in the global fight against climate
change,” “the real deal,” a ...
For a professional blowhard, there is no worse fate than being ignored. So I`m always--well, almost always--delighted when my posts get pushback, especially from people who are smart, well-informed and thoughtful. In my last post, "Hawkish U.S. ...
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) has just issued a "final warning" that the window of opportunity for keeping global warming below the critical threshold of two degrees Celsius is fast closing. It came in the shape of the ...
For the world's two largest economies -- and largest emitters of greenhouse gas -- to announce a sustained commitment to reducing carbon emissions by almost a third by the year 2030 is a watershed moment for climate
politics on so many ...
Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate
Scientists, environmentalists and world leaders alike have generally agreed that capping Earth’s temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius would prevent the worst effects of climate
change -- a cut-off touted again in the latest report by the ...
Four days after the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) brought out its detailed findings predicting a gloomy future for the world if it fails to cut emissions drastically, the Delhi-based research and advocacy group Centre ...
In the battle to combat global warming, the world isn't moving fast enough to stay in the fight.
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) - which releases a new report every few years - again gave grim news ...
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...
WE CAN'T get around it. To prevent dangerous climate
change, there is no alternative to ending human emissions of carbon dioxide.
Suggestions that cutting other greenhouse gases such as methane might do part of the job are based on ...