We woke to news that overnight Brazil’s Senate had decided to pursue short-term gains over long-term security in a vote to do away with long standing protections for the Amazon and other key forested areas.
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Ministers have now started to arrive and everyone is hoping negotiations can really begin to move forward now. They certainly need to.1 Comment
As the first week of climate negotiations drew to a close, Saturday saw people from across Africa and beyond march through the streets of Durban to demand progress on a fair, ambitious and legally binding global climate deal.6 Comments
THE door is closing on securing a shift to clean energy, leaving the world facing “irreversible and potentially catastrophic climate change”, the International Energy Agency has warned.
Carbon dioxide emissions from industry in Scotland rose by more than 7 per cent last year, according to latest figures from the government’s environment watchdog.8 Comments
ABOUT 55 million years ago or thereabouts the Earth warmed rather suddenly and people are beginning to think that this might tell us something about how the world might respond to all the carbon dioxide we now insist on putting in the atmosphere.
THE Earth may be able to recover from global warming faster than previously thought, according to new research by American scientists.
Climate change is damaging archaeological treasures which have been frozen for thousands of years, according to Scottish scientists.
THE devastating storms that wreaked havoc in the Western Isles in 2005 could become more frequent due to climate change, a new study has suggested.
THE Prince of Wales warned yesterday against the pursuit of economic growth at the expense of the environment - and condemned climate change sceptics for their "corrosive" impact on public opinion.
STRAWBERRY growers in Scotland claim they could benefit from the effects of climate change - bringing longer seasons, more sales and less competition from regions south of the border. But the warmer weather will also allow diseases to thrive, experts have warned.
Dr Gordon Cochrane (Letters, 31 January) presents a very confused dismissal of the scientific evidence relating to climate change.
REINSURANCE giant Munich Re has calculated that extreme natural catastrophes in 2010, including severe earthquakes, floods and heat waves, led to the sixth-highest total of insurers' losses since 1980 and showed evidence of climate change.
MORE than 190 countries have struck an agreement at the latest round of UN climate talks that puts efforts to secure a new international deal to tackle global warming back on track.
Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said he was optimistic of achieving agreement at the latest round of United Nations climate talks, as the negotiations entered their final hours last night.
A SCOTTISH scientist has called on the world leaders meeting in Cancun this week to "stop arguing" about the science of climate change.
President Hugo Chavez has blamed "criminal" capitalism for global climate phenomena, including incessant rains that have brought chaos to Venezuela, killing 32 people and leaving 70,000 homeless.
A FORMER crofter from the Hebrides is returning from Mexico today after taking part in an international discussion on climate change.