UK

Fri, 2007-03-30 10:14Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Running out of oil could worsen climate change, author says

While many think declining oil production would be good for the climate, a new book suggests a chilling scenario of environmental and economic catastrophe. Oil is the biggest single source of greenhouse gases, it argues, but coal and gas are bigger still, and the inevitable growth in their emissions would overwhelm any reduction from oil.

Thu, 2007-03-29 11:41Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

UK carbon emissions rise; official calls for stronger action

Mainly due to a shift from gas to coal for electricity generation, UK’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.25 per cent last year. Environment Secretary David Miliband said the move demonstrates the need for increased action on climate change.

Tue, 2007-03-27 10:52Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Climate change and poverty go hand in hand, expert says

British economists have urged India to battle climate change, saying vulnerability to the phenomenon goes hand in hand with poverty . Dimitri Zenghelis, lead author of the Stern Review, which examined the costs and benefits of climate change moderation, said there is 90 per cent recognition of climate change in the developed world compared with only 50 per cent by developing countries.

Mon, 2007-03-26 11:29Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Birds in UK struggle to cope with climate change

Birds are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the changing British climate, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has warned, with milder winters and cold snaps affecting feeding routines and disrupting migratory patterns. 
Tue, 2007-03-20 09:47Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Don’t “cry wolf” on climate-change risks, scientists say

Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are “overplaying” the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat. Both hold the mainstream view that human activity is the cause of climate change, but they think catastrophism and “Hollywoodisation” of weather and climate actually undermine the scientific truth.

Fri, 2007-03-16 12:51Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Carbon-footprint label introduced to guide consumers

The labeling scheme , operated by the Carbon Trust, will show shoppers how much carbon was emitted in the manufacture and transportation of goods. Participating companies will have to agree to slash the product’s “carbon footprint” to stay in the program.

Tue, 2007-03-13 08:51Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Britain to propose first-ever legally binding carbon-emission cuts

UK’s environment secretary has unveiled draft legislation to slash greenhouse-gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2050. If they miss the figure, future governments could be taken to court.

Fri, 2007-03-09 10:44Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

UK pushes climate change for UN debate; US and China skeptical

Britain is trying to get climate change on the agenda of the UN Security Council for the first time. Diplomats have been lobbying for an unprecedented public debate on the issue when Britain takes over presidency of the 15-member council next month.

Wed, 2007-03-07 09:44Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

Another EU leader joins bid to lead struggle against global warming

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and EU commission president Jose Manuel Barroso in urging Europe to take the lead in the fight against climate change at this week’s European Union summit. As a first step, EU leaders are expected to endorse a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Tue, 2007-03-06 11:05Bill Miller
Bill Miller's picture

EU credibility on climate-change fight at stake; UK’s Blair calls for leadership

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has made global warming one of the main challenges of his last months in office, has called on fellow European leaders to show real leadership on climate change when they gather Thursday in Brussels. Blair is especially keen on securing the framework of a post-2012 agreement on climate-change goals at the G8 summit in Germany this summer. Simultaneously, the European Commission has insisted on binding targets for future renewable energy reliance.

Pages

Subscribe to UK