In the DeSmogosphere Archive August 8, 2007

UN links 13 weather events so far this year to global warming

The United Nations World Meteorological Association linked 13 extreme weather events around the world so far this year to global warming yesterday, saying that heat- and flooding-related catastrophes can be thought of as consequences of global warming — and signs of what is to come if nothing is done to stop the runaway climate change engulfing the globe due to greenhouse gas emissions.


Why DeSmog? Ask A Chinese Traffic Cop

Chinese city traffic police have an average life expectancy of just 43 years because of the dire working conditions and pollution, state media said. And nearly every traffic policeman in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou suffered nose or throat infections caused by dirty air.  Xinhua news agency said a survey of eight cities found that police officers who had worked the streets for more than 20 years were the most at risk.

In the DeSmogosphere Archive; August 7, 2007

New UN Website on Climate Change

The United Nations has just launched a new comprehensive website to inform on its dealings with climate change. You can learn about the IPCC, UN global warming initiatives, latest news and much more.

I think it's worth noting as well, that the UN now calls the link between climate change and human activity, 'unequivocal'. Check out the site here.


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