Tag Archive for 'drought'

UK has second warmest year on record in 2011

January 1st, 2012 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The UK had the second warmest year on record in 2011. All the UK’s top seven warmest years have occurred in the last decade, with 2006 leading the list. The UK experienced the warmest April and Spring on record, and the second warmest Autumn in 2011.

Global temperatures in 2011 higher than in any previous La Niña year

December 4th, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997. The extent of Arctic sea ice in 2011 was the second lowest on […]

US NOAA study shows that human-caused climate change causes more frequent Mediterranean droughts

October 28th, 2011 by United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). In the last 20 years, ten of the driest 12 winters have taken place in the lands surrounding the […]

World Water Day is 22 March

February 9th, 2011 by Events

World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.  It is observed each year on 22 March. Too often we take water for granted and waste it. In Guernsey we open the tap and it pours out; clean, potable water that we can drink.  It […]

Christian Aid Supporter Day. Be Inspired. Be Active. Create Change.

October 20th, 2010 by Martin John Nicholls of Christian Aid

On the 20th October this year, thousands of Christian Aid supporters from churches all over the UK, made their way to London to lobby their MPs. Not on domestic matters, but on an issue that will affect the whole world and its people. Climate Change. Why would they do such a thing? Well, because they […]

Guernsey’s precious freshwater resource

October 16th, 2010 by Richard Lord

We take our supply of fresh water for granted even though a regular supply of freshwater is essential to life. Andrew Redhead, Director of Water Services for Guernsey Water, said recently that long term plans call for Guernsey Water to take over Les Vardes quarry by 2030 to provide sufficient reservoir capacity to service Guernsey’s […]

Kenya drought threatens humanitarian crisis by Channel 4 News

October 12th, 2009 by Channel 4 News

Kenya faces its worst drought for more than a decade, with crops and livestock destroyed across the horn of Africa. Lindsey Hilsum reports.