Earth Times Logo
RSS Feed Google+ Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest


Climate News

Northern Wildfires Threaten Runaway Climate Change

Northern Wildfires Threaten Runaway Climate Change

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:10:01 GMT by Michael Evans

A warmer climate is leading to an increase in forest fires in northern latitudes, which in turn is leading to an increase in the release of carbon currently trapped in tundra and permafrost. This is the first study to reveal that wild forest fires that are a regular feature of the 18.5 million hectares of Alaska's interior have become more severe in the last ten years.

Northern Wildfires Threaten Runaway Climate Change

New UN Climate Law: Protection or otherwise?

New UN Climate Law: Protection or otherwise?

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:55:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

A new UN climate law Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is being protesd by various environmental groups as being detrimental for the climate policies already in place. Groups like the Global Justice Ecological Programme say that the REDD is being pushed by powerful interests to allow continued pollution, since industrial countries can offset their emissions by paying poor countries with forests to plant trees to absorb the carbon.

New UN Climate Law: Protection or otherwise?

Japan is Leading the Emissions Reduction Race

Japan is Leading the Emissions Reduction Race

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:25:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Japan reports impressive gains in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the GLOBE International legislators group meeting in Mexico City midway through the Cancun climate summit though officially they dont want to be a part of the extension of the Kyoto Protocol after the first phase expires in 2012.

Japan is Leading the Emissions Reduction Race

Invasive Species and Climate Change

Invasive Species and Climate Change

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:00:00 GMT by Michael Evans

How climate change can give a boost to non-native species with potentially devastating results. A recent study indicates that a combination of a warmer world, more extreme weather and higher levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide have the potential to devastate ecosystems.

Invasive Species and Climate Change

Cancun Climate Conference: Extreme heat events will be the norm

Cancun Climate Conference: Extreme heat events will be the norm

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:50:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The World Meteorological Organisation this week reported to the UN climate conference in Mexico that the weather trends highlight a very likely increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves around the world.

Cancun Climate Conference: Extreme heat events will be the norm

India and Bangladesh: 'Extreme risk' from climate change

India and Bangladesh: 'Extreme risk' from climate change

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Climate Change Vulnerability Index is prepared on the basis of calculated vulnerability of countries to the effects of climate change in the next 30 years.

India and Bangladesh: 'Extreme risk' from climate change

Cancun delegates should adjust to reality of 4°C temperature rise

Cancun delegates should adjust to reality of 4°C temperature rise

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:30:01 GMT by David Hewitt

A collection of new papers welcoming world leaders to Cancun effectively argue that this latest round of climate change talks should be seen almost as a damage limitation exercise. Up to one billion people around the world are set to lose their homes over the next 90 years as a result of ongoing failures to cut back on carbon emissions.

Cancun delegates should adjust to reality of 4°C temperature rise

Narwhals used to explore frozen arctic waters

Narwhals used to explore frozen arctic waters

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:40:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Narwhals are being used to explore the waters under the frozen arctic ocean and report in on under ice winter temperatures previously only possible using costly icebreaker cruises or helicopter charters, filling a vital hole in climate data for the rapidly warming region.

Narwhals used to explore frozen arctic waters

Current climate change models may be overly-optimistic

Current climate change models may be overly-optimistic

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:25:02 GMT by David Hewitt

A team of US scientists have warned that, as cloud cover becomes increasingly-thinner, global warming is likely to accelerate at a higher-than-anticipated rate.

Current climate change models may be overly-optimistic

Developed nations falling behind on Copenhagen climate promises

Developed nations falling behind on Copenhagen climate promises

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:18:00 GMT by David Hewitt

With the UN Cancun summit just around the corner, a London NGO has argued that developed nations are still a long way off meeting their promises to help developing nations guard against the threats posed by climate change.

Developed nations falling behind on Copenhagen climate promises

Doomsday climate change messages make public skeptical

Doomsday climate change messages make public skeptical

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:00:53 GMT by David Hewitt

Far from urging the public to take action, emotional and shocking messages about the threats posed by climate change may deter people from working to minimise their carbon footprints, US scientists beleive.

Doomsday climate change messages make public skeptical

Climate News Archives Page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

The emperor has no ice

Posted Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Ice influence will prevent some cold spells

Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:26:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Even more carbon emitted from tropical forests!

Posted Mon, 26 May 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Melting Antarctic ice and sea levels

Posted Fri, 09 May 2014 14:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change and permafrost loss

Posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:16:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Winners and losers in the great warming!

Posted Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember November? it was HOT

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

COP19 descends to walk-outs

Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The players on the Warsaw pitch

Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Arctic coasts slipping away

Posted Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Lunch with a crunch - eco-friendly edible insects

Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:36:28 GMT by Louise Murray

COP 17: Week 2

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:24:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Smaller glaciers, not giant ice caps, tipped to push sea levels up

Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:50:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Carbon emissions soaked up by carbon sinks

Posted Sat, 04 Aug 2012 11:08:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Urgent action needed to feed growing population in warmer world

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Arctic ice retreats to new minimum

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:26:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

More ice leaving polar ice sheets than ever before

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:34:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Drought and its consequences on river life

Posted Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:03:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong