New research has found that global warming made the floods that devastated England and Wales in 2000, between two and three times more likely to happen. Â This is the first time that scientists have shown that global warming is to blame for a specific event and not just a cause of extreme weather. Read Full Article: Guardian.co.uk
From today, anyone with a computer andÂ internet access can be part of a huge, pioneeringÂ climate change experiment, probing the controversial question of whether extreme weather events will become more or less common as the world warms. Full Story
The change in climate around the world is already starting to have a huge effect on global food supplies. Adverse weather conditions, like the flooding in Australia and the droughts in Russia, have ruined harvests, causing massive food disruptions. Â Food prices have already become too high for some developing countries to buy the agricultural products they need. Read Full Article: Bloomberg
Floods in Australia, Brazil and Pakistan, drought in America and China, Snow in the UK. Â The global weather situation is terrible. Â It is a story everyone wants to ignore but it is having a massive effect on the worlds' economies. Â If you don't believe the weather is having an impact, think again. Read Full Article: The Business Insider
During July the University of Melbourne in partnership with the Energy Research Institute released the first national plan for providing base load power to Australia from clean renewable energy. The Beyond Zero Emissions plan proposes a ten year roadmap for Australia to reach a 100% renewable energy target making it the first zero carbon nation on the planet. It proposes that all base load energy can be supplied by renewable sources and is affordable to all Australians at $8 ...
A press release by The Climate Group advises that Australia's 4 Eastern states reduced greenhouse gas emissions by just over 1.2 million tonnes emitted from energy compared to last summer. This is a significant reduction considering that it was one of the hottest summers on record with temperatures reaching 55 degrees. The fall in emissions was driven by a reduction in emissions from coal-fired electricity generation and a fall in emissions from the use of natural gas. the climate group story ...
With the worlds population on the rise and more people moving to cities, President Clinton describes a bold new project that will set the global standard for communities striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below zero.
The Associated Press has put out an interesting interactive map of climate change data, including the emission trends from countries in the northern hemisphere, graphs of the various indicators of global warming such as glacier melts and global temperatures, and the pledges that different countries have made when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/12/associated-press-launches-interactive-map-of-climate-emissions-pledges-and.php
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