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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Global Warming’

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 […]

U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach”

U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach”

The biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192 nations, opened in Copenhagen on Monday with hosts Denmark saying an unmissable opportunity to protect the planet was “within reach.” “The world is depositing hope with you for a short while in the history of mankind,” Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told delegates […]

Welcome to the age of extremes

Welcome to the age of extremes

Recent weather disasters are consistent with a warming planet, says Steve Connor. Could the trouble have started already? The difference between climate and weather is one of scale. Climate is what happens over decades, centuries and millennia, whereas weather occurs on the human timescale of hours, days and weeks. Climate is what you expect, and […]

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 Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

India Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

With one week left before the start of the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, there is still no reliable word as to whether Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend, or whether or how much the South Asian state will commit itself to emission cuts. Pressure has been building up on Singh to […]

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

The president of the Maldives has warned that a failure to agree a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen next month would be an act of “collective suicide”. “At the moment every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible,” President Mohamed Nasheed said here. “This […]

We only have months, not years, to save civilisation from climate change

We only have months, not years, to save civilisation from climate change

For those concerned about global warming, all eyes are on December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. The stakes could not be higher. Almost every new report shows that the climate is changing even faster than the most dire projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their 2007 report. Yet from my […]

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 […]

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

International negotiators lost one of the key elements to a successful deal on global warming today after Democratic leaders in the US Congress ruled out passing a climate change law before 2010. In the latest obstacle on the road to the UN summit in Copenhagen next month, Senate leaders ordered a five-week pause to review […]

Critics round on Lord Stern over vegetarian call

Critics round on Lord Stern over vegetarian call

Farmers and meat companies across Britain reacted with a mixture of anger and exasperation yesterday after one of the world’s leading climate change campaigners urged people to become vegetarian to help to fight global warming. The offensive by Lord Stern of Brentford in The Times was especially timely as about 100 leading meat and farm […]

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