World must face up to climate-driven disasters: UN
22/05/2013 9:33 am
The world needs to wake up to the risk of a spike in natural disasters linked to climate change and strive to find ways to cut the human and economic cost, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.
Dire outlook despite global warming 'pause': study
21/05/2013 8:42 am
A global warming "pause" over the past decade may invalidate the harshest climate change predictions for the next 50 to 100 years, a study said Sunday -- though levels remain in the danger zone.
EU says emissions down, but pollution scheme falters
17/05/2013 9:37 am
EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.
'Overwhelming' consensus for manmade warming: review
16/05/2013 10:22 am
A review of thousands of studies published over 21 years found "overwhelming" and growing consensus among scientists that humans are mostly to blame for global warming, its authors said Thursday.
Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise
30/04/2013 8:45 am
The UN's climate chief called for urgency Monday as she opened a new round of global talks amid warnings that Earth-warming carbon dioxide levels were approaching a symbolic threshold never seen in human history.
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
22/04/2013 9:37 am
Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented on Sunday.
Economist warns of 'radical' climate change, millions at risk
03/04/2013 9:54 am
The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned Tuesday that the world could be headed toward warming even more catastrophic than expected but he voiced hope for political action.
EU puts airline carbon tax on hold for a year
22/03/2013 9:43 am
The EU will put its controversial carbon tax on intercontinental airline flights on hold for a year to give time for international talks to reach a compromise on the issue, a European source said Thursday.
S. Africa to introduce carbon tax from 2015
28/02/2013 9:13 am
South Africa will introduce a tax on carbon emissions in 2015 amid concerns of global warming, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday.
UN chief to press for climate deal by 2015
23/01/2013 9:51 am
UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he will press world leaders to agree a binding deal against climate warming by 2015.