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2010-01-18 13:45:00

A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation, AFP reported. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in 2007 that glaciers in the Himalayas were receding faster than in any other part of the world and could "disappear altogether by 2035 if not sooner". However, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported over the weekend that the 2035 claim was taken...

2009-12-07 12:30:00

Monday marked the beginning of the biggest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history, as diplomats from 192 nations meet to discuss and hopefully agree upon the best deal to protect the world from potentially calamitous climate change brought on by global warming. The two-week Copenhagen conference is the climax of two years of contentious negotiations after a series of promises by rich and emerging economies to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. The conference's opening...

2009-11-30 12:40:00

Following the leak of many private emails between some of the world's leading climate experts, scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted to losing much of the raw temperature data it had stored. The UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) made the revealing announcement after requests were made for the data under the Freedom of Information Act. Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, filed a request for the data. "We do not hold the original...

2009-11-30 08:09:49

Going vegetarian at least one day a week will help fight global warming, according to Paul McCartney. The former Beatle is scheduled to deliver an address Thursday to the European Parliament on the matter. "By making a simple change in the way you eat, you are taking part in a world changing campaign where what's good for you is also good for the planet," the former Beatle told the Parliament Magazine. "Having one designated meat-free day a week is a meaningful change that everyone can make,"...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pachauri to Play a Key Role in Plenary Discussions at the World Future Energy Summit Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world to stimulate research and development in innovation and technology - critical components for the dissemination of low-carbon energy...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a climate symposium in Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia, Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world's transport sector. "At the symposium we will put forward international policy recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the...

2009-10-07 09:34:39

'We have very little time,' says Nobel winner Water scarcity as a result of climate change will create far-reaching global security concerns, says Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Pachauri spoke Oct. 6 at the 2009 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. "At one level the world's water is like the world's wealth. Globally, there is more than enough to go round. The problem is...

2009-08-25 14:35:00

The UN's top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with AFP, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that his position does not allow him to make recommendations. "But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target," he...

2009-01-14 14:31:22

The Worldwatch Institute released a new report on Tuesday that advises sweeping changes must be made to limit global emissions by 2050. In its report, titled "State of the World 2009: Into A Warming World," authors say that even a small increase of up to 3.6 degrees F in global temperatures could result in dangerous threats to natural systems. In order to avoid these threats, the report says that world carbon emissions will have to drop to near zero by 2050 and "go negative" after that....

2008-11-25 13:29:30

The slow economy is sure to test the world's resolve to do more to fight global warming at 190-nation talks in Poland next week, but the election of Barack Obama is expected to be a positive. A thorough progress report for the two-year push to work out a sweeping new U.N. climate treaty by the end of 2009 will be the major topic of discussion during the December 1-12 meeting of 8,000 delegates in Poznan, Poland. Numerous countries have pledged to fight global warming despite fears of deep...

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