Climate

California "green" energy vote seen close: poll
November 1, 2008 08:56 AM - Reuters

Opponents have taken a small lead in the latest poll on a California ballot measure that calls for half the state's electricity to be generated by renewable sources by 2025, a Field Poll issued on Friday shows.

Antarctica hit by climate change
October 31, 2008 10:49 AM - http://www.nature.com

In its landmark Fourth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declared in 2007 that human influence on climate "has been detected in every continent except Antarctica". Now a paper inNature Geoscience says that our impact can be found even in the last wilderness/

Global Business Backs UN Climate Change Deal
October 30, 2008 10:46 AM - http://www.terradaily.com

Global business leaders meeting Wednesday in Warsaw endorsed the United Nations' drive to clinch a new global framework to curb climate change at its December 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

Australia's Stern review warns of runaway global warming
October 28, 2008 08:48 AM - http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Carbon pollution levels are rising so fast that the world has no realistic chance of hitting ambitious climate targets set by Britain and the G8, an influential report to the Australian government has warned.

Climate change may drown cities
October 25, 2008 08:59 AM - http://www.irinnews.org

JOHANNESBURG, 24 October 2008 (IRIN) - People in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, prefer to commute in three-wheeled autorickshaws, taxis and buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), in their bid to slow down global warming. CNG produces a lower level of greenhouse gases and is an environmentally cleaner alternative to petrol. Dhaka's residents are among the most vulnerable to global warming and don't want to become "climate terrorists".

IPCC Chair: Severity Under-reported
October 24, 2008 09:41 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the news media are not sufficiently addressing the severity of climate change at a meeting of U.S. environmental journalists earlier this week. R.K. Pachauri, head of the 2,500-member IPCC, said that unless policies are enacted soon to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, the global perils from shifting weather patterns and sea level rise will become worse in the coming years.

Citing global warming, Gore renews call to cut use of oil
October 23, 2008 09:45 AM - Environmental Health News

Speaking yesterday at Harvard University, former vice president Al Gore renewed his call for an end to dependence on oil and other carbon-based fuels, blaming it for global warming and the United States' problems in the Middle East.

California Maps a Plan to Slow Down Global Warming
October 21, 2008 09:47 AM - US News

SAN FRANCISCO—The presidential candidates certainly paid lip service to tackling the problem of climate change during their debate last night. But what would it actually take to slow down—or even reverse—global warming?

Climate change outracing EU targets, WWF warns
October 20, 2008 10:29 AM - http://euobserver.com

Climate change is happening faster and its extent is wider than the world's leading scientists had predicted, according to a new report by pro-green group the WWF released on Monday (20 October), urging the EU to take ambitious action. "It is clear that climate change is already having a greater impact than most scientists had anticipated, so it's vital that international mitigation and adaptation responses become swifter and more ambitious," Jean-Pascal van Ypersele - a professor of climatology at the Louvain university in Belgium and newly elected vice chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - said, unveiling the study.

Global warming threatens Australias iconic kangaroos
October 16, 2008 09:45 AM - www.thaindian.com

A new study has found that an increase in average temperature of only two degrees Celsius could have a devastating effect on populations of Australias iconic kangaroos. Our study provides evidence that climate change has the capacity to cause large-scale range contractions, and the possible extinction of one macropodid (kangaroo) species in northern Australia, said study authors Euan G. Ritchie and Elizabeth E. Bolitho of James Cook University in Australia.

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