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Climate Change Impacts
Ireland climate victims' 'lifeboat'Yahoo! News | 06 Apr 2011
Ireland will act like a lifeboat for people fleeing drought rising seas and destructive weather in decades to come a leading climate change expert has warned.
UK carbon emissions figures 2010 - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 31 Mar 2011
Reacting to the publication of UK carbon emission figures for 2010, Dr. Doug Parr, the chief scientist for Greenpeace, said: Climate-changing pollution should be falling, not going up – so what these figures show is that the UK is moving in the wrong direction. Politicians cant blame it on the beginnings of the economic recovery because whilst the economy has grown slowly, carbon emissions have grown faster.
World Water Day: Resources and resourcefulnessGuardian Unlimited | 22 Mar 2011
A new film shows the ingenuity of people living without access to water in areas of Delhi that are neither rural nor urban. A film exploring the relationship between three Delhi residents, water and India has been launched by the ESRC STEPS Centre, based at the Institute of Development Studies in...
Is 'Climate Week' inspirational or hypocritical?Guardian Unlimited | 21 Mar 2011
A business-backed week of low-carbon events and awards will celebrate practical action on climate change. But does the sponsorship by RBS taint the event? What to make of Climate Week, which began today? On the positive side, there are thousands of activities taking place around the UK, from an...
Climate change 'will wreak havoc on Britain's coastline by 2050'Guardian Unlimited | 06 Mar 2011
Millions living near the coast are likely to be hit by rising sea levels, erosion and storm surges, warns a new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. On Benbecula, they know all too well that rising tides threaten the UK's coastline. For the 1,200 inhabitants of the small, low-lying island in...
Pull the levers of power in the UK with Decc's new carbon calculatorGuardian Unlimited | 03 Mar 2011
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air by David MacKay, professor of physics at Cambridge University, was one of the 2008 cult hits for anyone with an interest in the green future of the planet. For the first time, the book laid out in great detail the options that the UK must choose from if we are to meet our stated goals of cutting emissions by 32% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Satellite eye on EarthGuardian Unlimited | 02 Mar 2011
Pollution over Bangladesh, severe winter storms and a heart-shaped coral atoll were among the images captured by Nasa satellites last month.
Plane spotters and bubble blowers wanted for climate surveyGuardian Unlimited | 02 Mar 2011
Met Office and Royal Meteorological Society scientists call for participants in their research into how humans affect the climate. The UK public are being asked to blow bubbles and spot plane trails as part of a new national survey on the climate. The research, led by scientists at the Met Office...
Ancient megadroughts preview warmer climate: studyReuters | 23 Feb 2011
Ancient megadroughts that lasted thousands of years in what is now the American Southwest could offer a preview of a climate changed by modern greenhouse gas emissions, researchers reported on Wednesday.
Climate change creates longer ragweed seasonReuters | 21 Feb 2011
A changing climate means allergy-causing ragweed pollen has a longer season that extends further north than it did just 16 years ago, U.S. scientists reported on Monday.
Greenhouse gases linked to floodsYahoo! News | 16 Feb 2011
Man-made greenhouse gases have increased the risk of flooding in the UK a groundbreaking report has claimed.
What is the economic cost of climate change?Guardian Unlimited | 16 Feb 2011
Economics and climate change are both complex subjects that contain significant areas of uncertainty - especially when it comes to making long-term predictions. Inevitably, therefore, it's impossible to accurately predict with any certainty the long-term economic costs of avoiding or coping with...
What is the Stern review?Guardian Unlimited | 15 Feb 2011
The Stern review on the economics of climate change is an influential report published in 2006. It was commissioned by Gordon Brown, then UK chancellor of the exchequer, and written by Sir Nicholas Stern, an expert in economics and development who had previously served as the chief economist at the...
More green shoots to lift renewables sectorYahoo! News | 08 Feb 2011
The outlook for renewable energy groups might be lighting up enough to give investors an opportunity to benefit from the struggle against climate change.
Climate skeptics unpersuaded by extra-warm 2010Reuters | 08 Feb 2011
Remember 2010? U.S. and international scientists reckon it tied for the warmest year on record, supporting findings of unequivocal global climate change. Climate skeptics remain unconvinced.
UK must own up to the full scale of the problemGuardian Unlimited | 08 Feb 2011
Outsourced emissions are a growing problem that the government is failing to acknowledge. Last week the Guardian reported that the UK's carbon emissions have dropped. In fact they've gone up. New material released under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI) reveals that the government knows this, but is actively deciding to do nothing. Recent reports show that the UK's emissions have risen once our consumption of imported goods and services are factored in.
Public belief in climate change weathers stormGuardian Unlimited | 31 Jan 2011
The public's belief in global warming as a man-made danger has weathered the storm of climate controversies and cold weather intact, according to a Guardian/ICM opinion poll published today. Asked if climate change was a current or imminent threat, 83% of Britons agreed, with just 14% saying global warming poses no threat.
Experts seek Arctic climate early warning systemReuters | 26 Jan 2011
Scientists sought on Wednesday to pin down triggers for abrupt climate shifts in the Arctic, such as a feared runaway melt of Greenland's ice sheet, to create an early warning system for governments.