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CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When`s a warming treaty not a treaty?

by Associated Press  (Nov. 12, 2015)

It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress. That's not the only complication in Paris. China, the U.S. and India don't want the international community ...

Climate change

by EEP European Environmental Press  (Oct. 27, 2006)

Latest projections indicate that the 15 States which were EU members before 2004 (EU-15) will only just reach their Kyoto Protocol target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-15 are committed to reducing their collective emissions in the 2008-2012 period to 8% below the levels of the base year (1990 in most cases). The Commission's annual ...

As climate changes, will we change with it?

by SciDev.Net  (Nov. 7, 2013)

In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South. Click ...

Wildfires affected by climate change

by European Commission  (Mar. 5, 2009)

Recent data and model simulations have indicated that anthropogenic climate change can stimulate fire activity, but paleo records (indicators of past climate) also provide us with a view into the past. By using these records, an international team of scientists has discovered that abrupt climate change during a phase of forest expansion can ...

Silence on climate change is deafening

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Oct. 30, 2012)

The recent silence on climate change in the U.S. political discourse is extremely troubling. As we can see from the recent spate of extreme weather events, the costs of inaction are clear in terms of both environmental and economic impacts. If we are going to meet the challenge of the ...

EU president on climate change

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 23, 2008)

The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy ...

A model for health and climate change

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 23, 2008)

The impacts of climate change on human health are projected to be severe and widespread. A reliable model or software tool is needed to help quantify these impacts so that policies can be developed to mitigate against them. A recent report suggests that newly developed systems-based models need to be further expanded to allow greater ...

The dark side of climate change

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 29, 2014)

Climate change could leave more Americans in the dark as hurricanes become more intense or more frequent. Researchers in the US have identified 27 cities that are likely to become more vulnerable to blackouts as a result of floods and high winds hitting the power grid. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they ...

Question Time: Climate Change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 15, 2011)

The Question Time: Climate Change event linked audiences of young people in the UK and South Africa, host of the UN COP17 Climate Summit, and was webcast live to an international audience. The panel answered questions on a range of topics, including the UK’s policies to cut its own emissions, COP 17 in Durban and the ...

Foreign Secretary on Climate Change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Apr. 25, 2012)

Under this Coalition government, the Foreign Office has a renewed sense of mission. It is a mission to promote Britain’s national interest, while tirelessly working for a world which is more secure, more stable, more free and more prosperous. In no area is this more relevant than the fight against climate change. Today ministers from more ...

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