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Stephen Emmott's book on global
ecological challenges is attracting much attention. The work is extremely short – perhaps about 15,000 words – and is in the form of notes that provide terse commentary on a series of graphs. It is little more than ...
Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts “severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems” as a result of global warming
. The document lays the blame for climate change on human ...
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.In preparation for this agreement, ...
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United ...
The world is headed "down a dangerous path" with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines nations' ability to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official.
Rising urban populations ...
Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing dramatically and will wreak havoc on the climate in the near future, the United Nations said in a draft report.
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of “severe, ...
British scientists aren`t quite ready to say that last winter`s record flooding is linked with human-caused global warming
, but in a recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, they warned that more coastal flooding is likely as ...
The effects of climate change will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” within the next few decades if countries burn more than just one-quarter of the fossil fuel reserves already found, according to a major new U.N. draft report. Already, ...
Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science ...
FOR MORE than a century, scientists have understood the basic physics of the greenhouse effect. For decades, they’ve realized humans can affect the climate by burning coal, oil and gas. But the country’s leaders remain divided on the need to curb ...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers explain why global warming
has led to Arctic losing sea
ice, but the same has not been observed in Antarctica.
Over the past few years, Arctic has shown considerable reduction in sea
The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes to rumble and tsunamis to crash on to unsuspecting coastlines seems, at first, to be bordering on the insane. How can what happens in the thin envelope of gas that ...
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland Share Tweet this Email Robin McKie The Observer,
Scrolling through slides on his laptop, Jon Möller displayed for a visitor recently myriad carbon emission targets for the governments of his Nordic home.
Cut per capita greenhouse gas to three tons per Stockholm inhabitant by 2015. Make ...
Walking along the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale and admiring the 60-foot yachts docked alongside impressive homes, it's hard to imagine that this city could suffer the same financial fate as Detroit. But it is almost as hard to imagine how they ...
The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming
this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rise
s, scientists said.
The theory is the latest ...
Climate change will cut South Asia`s growth almost 9 per cent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming
, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.
The region is home to a fifth of the ...
Data from the European Space Agency`s (ESA) CryoSat-2 spacecraft has been used to map elevation and elevation changes in both Greenland and Antarctica by a team of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany.
The new ...
Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 per cent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming
, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.
According to the ADB's report, titled ...
Two years ago, the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Louisville Slugger received an unwelcome distinction: fastest-warming heat island in the United States.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology ...
As the sea
ice covering the Arctic continues to shrink under the influence of greenhouse gas-induced warming
, it's causing a host of other changes in the region, including the growth of large waves in the previously iced-over areas. Those waves ...
South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming
, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development ...
When it comes to climate change, a major part of President Barack Obama's plan is to promote ideas and solutions at state and local levels.
Last month, surrounded by his task force of state, local and tribal leaders, Obama unveiled a ...
Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea
within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of ...
In the future, Miami-Dade County could be one of the nation's most susceptible places to rising water levels from global warming
. Some cities in the South Florida area are starting to plan for potentially catastrophic flooding ...