Tag Archive for 'climate'

European Commission promotes efficient living to improve welfare

October 9th, 2012 by European Commission

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, launched on 8 October 2012 a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like” the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate […]

European Commission publishes European shale gas studies

September 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Commission has published three studies on shale gas. Potential shale gas extraction has become a topical issue in Europe, attracting the interest of several market players and giving rise to a number of public concerns. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets, the potential climate impact of […]

Planning and preparing for extreme weather events

July 11th, 2012 by Committee on Climate Change

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the UK’s Committee of Climate Change, which assesses progress on the UK Government adaptation programme for issues such as floods and water policy, finds that four times as many households and businesses in England could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further action is not […]

Union of Concerned Scientists finds that climate change makes major snowstorms more likely

March 5th, 2011 by Union of Concerned Scientists

Global warming is “loading the dice” to increase the frequency of record-setting snowstorms like those that have pounded the United States and Europe the past two winters, according to scientists participating in a telephone press conference held on 1 March 2011 by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a […]

Friends of the Earth comments on news from Met Office that 2010 was second warmest year on record

January 20th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The Met Office and the University of East Anglia released provisional global temperature figures for 2010, which show that 2010 was the second warmest year on record. Friends of the Earth’s Policy and Campaigns Director Craig Bennett commented “we may have been trudging through deep snow last month, but these figures show there’s an enormous […]

Researchers from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research find that Global Warming could cool down temperatures in winter

November 17th, 2010 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The overall warming of the earth’s northern half could result in cold winters. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air – which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents, a study recently published in the […]