Posted by Graham Thompson — 4 April 2014 at 3:24pm
The Spectator has had
a go at adapting to the changing media climate by switching to the deniers new
‘adaptation’ meme. Will anyone notice the pivot? The evidence has been
carefully hidden away on the covers of their previous editions.
We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our
planet, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign across the world. Today’s
report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the
and consequences climate change is having on our oceans. This must act as a
wake-up call for everyone who depends on, or cares about our oceans and the
vast array of life within them.
These are the most important messages from report - and they mean for our oceans.
Posted by christian — 22 November 2009 at 4:43pm
Flooding in the UK - The river Severn in 2000
I grew up in Cumbria, so I've been following the flooding there, described by the Environment Agency as ‘unprecedented', pretty closely. Electricity and gas supplies have cut out in parts of the area affected. Dozens of people have been rescued by the lifeboat service. People have died. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn called it a "one in a thousand year event".
Posted by jossc — 5 December 2007 at 2:53pm
Rich countries have paid only $67m into a UN fund designed to help the world's poorest countries adapt to climate change, according to a new report published today by develoment charity Oxfam. Although this may sound a lot, in fact it's less than what Americans spend on suntan lotion each month, and only a tiny fraction of the real amount needed. Oxfam estimates that the true cost of successful adaptation is likely to be at least $50 billion a year, and far more if global
greenhouse-gas emissions are not cut fast enough.
Posted by jamie — 16 November 2007 at 6:22pm
The head of the UN Environment Programme has warned that the biofuel market could crash if suitable environmental standards aren't established. According to the BBC, "Achim Steiner...
said there was an urgent need for standards to make sure rainforests
weren't being destroyed." The story also picked out Indonesia's tropical peatlands for special mention of what it terms "biofuel folly". (Nice phrase, I'll have to remember that one!)
Mind you, Steiner was making those comments in response to anindependent group of scientists who criticsied the stance taken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on biofuels, which was described as "naive".
Later this week the UN panel on climate change will tell the world what they think we should do to stop climate change.
Already this year the panel reported that climate change is happening faster than previously thought. They also said that the impacts of these changes will include decreasing animal and plant life, melting glaciers, increasing desertification, increasing crop pests and disease, and the changes will have a severe impact on people, particularly those with the least resources.