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Archive for the Category ‘Global Warming’

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming bill

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming bill

Australia’s plans for an emissions trading system to combat global warming were scuttled Wednesday in Parliament, handing a defeat to a government that had hoped to set an example at international climate change talks next week. The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration’s proposal for Australia […]

Global warming measures will cost ‘twice as much as predicted’

Global warming measures will cost ‘twice as much as predicted’

Preventing runaway global warming may be twice as expensive as previously thought and Britain will have to incur billions of pounds of additional debt to cover its share of the cost, according to the world’s most influential climate change economist. Lord Stern of Brentford said that future generations would find it easier to pay off […]

India ‘arrogant’ to deny global warming link to melting glaciers

India ‘arrogant’ to deny global warming link to melting glaciers

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri accuses Indian environment ministry of ‘arrogance’ for its report claiming there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk Himalayan glaciers. A leading climate scientist today accused the Indian environment ministry of “arrogance” after the release of a government report claiming that there is no evidence climate change has caused “abnormal” […]

Global warming could create 150 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050

Global warming could create 150 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050

Global warming will force up to 150 million “climate refugees” to move to other countries in the next 40 years, a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) warns. In 2008 alone, more than 20 million people were displaced by climate-related natural disasters, including 800,000 people by cyclone Nargis in Asia, and almost 80,000 […]

Global Surface Temperature Was Second Warmest For September

Global Surface Temperature Was Second Warmest For September

The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the second warmest September on record, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Based on records going back to 1880, the monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides. NCDC scientists also reported that the […]

Kashmir glaciers shrinking at ‘alarming’ speed

Kashmir glaciers shrinking at ‘alarming’ speed

Rising winter temperatures are shrinking Himalayan glaciers in Indian Kashmir at “alarming” speeds, threatening water supplies to vast tracts of India and Pakistan, according to a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the largest in the region, has shrunk by 2.63 square kilometers (one square mile) in the past three decades to just over 11 square […]

Peru Battles Global Warming

Peru Battles Global Warming

The inhabitants of South America’s Andean mountains are seeing increasing instances of drought and disease, linked to warming temperatures. Peru began seeing cycles of El Nino – a warm pacific current that brings higher temperatures and rainfall – in 1998, and as the temperatures rose, diseases that were originally seen only in tropical areas spread to the […]

Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER TUNDRA, Yukon Territory — Here on the endlessly rolling and tussocky terrain of northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered herds are fast growing thin. And it’s not just here. Across the tundra 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) to the east, Canada’s Beverly herd, numbering […]

The real and unstoppable danger of global warming

The real and unstoppable danger of global warming

By 2050, 25 million more children will go hungry as climate change leads to food crisis, says the highly respected International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. IFPRI, however, incorrectly links the prediction and the solutions, to man-made global warming. The food challenge will occur whether the warming is man-made or part of a […]

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

In a new research, scientists in India and China have determined that glaciers in the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau that feed the river systems of almost half the world’s people are melting faster because of the effects of clouds of soot from diesel fumes and wood fires. According to a report in the Guardian, […]

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