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Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Oceanographers said on Sunday they had measured a system of mighty currents off Antarctica that are a newly-discovered factor in the equation of climate change. The system, known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), is generated in clockwise movement in four big sea shelves that abut Antarctica – the Weddell Sea, Prydz Bay, Adelie Land and […]

Volcanic Ash Cloud Stops Exotic Food Imports to Britain

Volcanic Ash Cloud Stops Exotic Food Imports to Britain

David Leroy, owner of one of London’s hottest sushi restaurants, Chisou, is on his last tuna and when that goes he has no way of getting any more. “One of our tuna suppliers just called and said they have no more until flights resume,” Leroy says, shaking his head. He’s already run out of sea […]

Will Global Warming Make Iceland’s Volcanoes Angry?

Will Global Warming Make Iceland’s Volcanoes Angry?

You drop a bottle of soda on the floor. You pick it up and without thinking crack the cap. Woosh, Fizzz! The cap goes flying, and the contents of the bottle erupt all over you and your kitchen. Pretty predictable outcome for an overcharged carbonated beverage, right? It shouldn’t be too much surprise, then, that […]

UK university ordered to give data to climate sceptic

UK university ordered to give data to climate sceptic

The climate data wars have taken a new turn. A leading British university has been told it must release data on tree rings dating back more than 7000 years to an amateur climate analyst and climate sceptic. The ruling, which could have important repercussions for environmental research in the UK, comes from the government’s deputy […]

Copenhagen’s Result

Copenhagen’s Result

Even climatologists and environmental activists who are disappointed by the lackluster results of the recently concluded Copenhagen conference on global warming should be grateful for President Obama’s last-minute intervention. The President exaggerated what was accomplished when he termed the climate deal “an unprecedented breakthrough,” but he played a decisive role in averting what had appeared […]

Fiscal policy can help check carbon emissions

Fiscal policy can help check carbon emissions

Now that the government has announced a voluntary reduction in our emission intensity, even if it is only by 2020, the next question is, how do we get there? Are there any policy tools available with the government to nudge the country in that direction? The good news is, yes, there are! They’re called green […]

Most Albertans snub climate change threat

Most Albertans snub climate change threat

Only 41% believe in global warming A new poll showing nearly a third of Albertans believe global warming is merely a theory could mean more federalist sparring lies ahead for the province, a Calgary political scientist suggests. An Angus Reid Public Opinion survey released last week found that 31 per cent of Albertans think global […]

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

What is the Copenhagen climate change summit? From 7 December environment ministers and officials will meet in Copenhagen for the United Nations climate conference to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol. The conference, held at the modern Bella Center, will run for two weeks. The talks are the latest in an annual series […]

The express? More like a crawl to Copenhagen

The express? More like a crawl to Copenhagen

Sketch: The boss of French railways, SNCF, was prompted to exclaim: “C’est lepremier happening ferroviaire!” It was worthy. It was green. In fact, it was carbon-neutral. But it was a tad on the slow side. The Climate Express, a special one-off train put together by the combined efforts of Europe’s railways, took environmental campaigners from […]

Argentina urges nations to assume respective duties against climate change

Argentina urges nations to assume respective duties against climate change

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday called on emerging countries to set humbler but more feasible goals of combating climate change and developed countries to shoulder their obligations. “The fundamental problem to be discussed in Copenhagen presents two issues: on the one hand, the issue that developed countries must assume their responsibility for the planet’s […]

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