Climate

Goa, Going, Gone: Asia Tourism Faces Climate Chaos
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Gardner, Reuters

Enjoy your exotic Asian beach or skiing holidays while you can. In coming decades, warmer weather, rising seas, more intense storms, even changes in ocean currents will literally wipe some idyllic destinations off the tourist map, experts say.

Acidic Oceans Threatening Sea Life, UN Panel Says
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are making the world's oceans more acidic, particularly closer to the poles, heralding disaster for marine life, a major U.N. report on climate change impacts says.

Climate Change Threatens World Natural Wonders, WWF Says
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate change threatens to destroy the Great Barrier Reef and other natural wonders of the world if nations fail to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, environmental group WWF said on Thursday.

Winter Arctic Sea Ice Near Record Low
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Winter Arctic sea ice this year was the second smallest area on record in a sign of greenhouse warming, U.S. climate scientists said Wednesday. March 2007 Arctic sea ice extent was about 7 percent smaller than the average from 1979, the first full year satellites recorded it, to 2000.

U.N. Security Council To Debate Climate Change
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Daniel Trotta, Reuters

The U.N. Security Council will debate climate change for the first time on April 17, the result of a British campaign to force it onto the agenda of a body that deals with matters of war and peace.

Global Warming Driving Australian Fish South
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Global warming is starting to have a significant impact on Australian marine life, driving fish and seabirds south and threatening coral reefs, Australia's premier science organisation said on Wednesday.

Giant Sunflower, Hot Wax Are Climate-Change Art
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Hilary Burke, Reuters

A giant metal sunflower stands atop a wind-swept hill in the world's southernmost city, an artistic statement gauging and protesting climate change near the ends of the Earth.

Tropical Losers, Northern Winners from Warming?
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Northern nations such as Russia or Canada may be celebrating better harvests and less icy winters in coming decades even as rising seas, also caused by global warming, are washing away Pacific island states.

Climate Change Sceptics Say Humans Not To Blame
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

A group of scientists is fighting a rearguard action to challenge mainstream evidence that humans are to blame for climate change.

Tsunami Devastates Western Solomon Islands; 13 Killed, Toll Expected To Rise
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - George Herming, Associated Press

Tsunami waves churned by an undersea earthquake crashed ashore in the Solomon Islands on Monday, wiping away entire villages and triggering alerts from Australia to Hawaii, officials said. At least 13 people were killed and the toll was expected to rise.

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