Climate Change : Newsfile
There are 356 documents in this section.
15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
24 May 2012
While the draft UK Energy Bill appears to incentivise new nuclear at the expense of other low-carbon technologies, few governments remain enthusiastic about nuclear power which, some experts now believe, has passed its peak.
1 May 2012
Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 percent in 2010.
2 March 2012
2011 was the ninth warmest year, and the second wettest year on record, with many extreme weather events.
22 February 2012
Celebrated scientists and development thinkers have warned that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.
11 February 2012
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm on 9 February.
19 December 2011
A coalition of organisations is calling on the Canadian government to stop sending spokespeople to interfere in EU legislation on fuel policy that could affect the import of oil from Alberta's tar sands.
11 December 2011
After 48 hours of extra talking the UN climate convention meeting in Durban finally ended in the early hours with agreement to negotiate a new and more inclusive treaty by 2015 and to establish the long-mooted Green Climate Fund.
1 December 2011
Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence.
22 November 2011
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010 since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short
- Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document
- Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power
- Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions
- 2011: a year of weather extremes
- Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'
- World's biggest offshore windfarm opens
- Philippine floods: a disaster waiting to happen
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Durban climate talks agreement raises hopes - and fears
- 2011: world's 10th warmest year, lowest Arctic sea ice volume
- Durban climate talks: a clash of hope and reality
- COMMENTARY: A cycle ride through a changing climate