Tag Archive for 'flooding'

Report outlines impacts of climate change in Europe

November 23rd, 2012 by European Environment Agency

Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the European Environment Agency this week. The report, ‘Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012’ finds […]

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 […]

Greenhouse gases significantly increasing likelihood of extreme weather events in the UK

February 16th, 2011 by WWF

In response to the University of Oxford’s study, “Anthropogenic greenhouse gas contribution to flood risk in England and Wales in autumn 2000,” Keith Allott, Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK said “this study, shows clearly that even at current levels, greenhouse gases are significantly increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events right here in the […]

Report: Coping with Climate Change – Risks & Opportunities for Insurers

February 27th, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Chartered Insurance Institute’s third major study into the effects of climate change for the insurance sector, Coping with Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities for Insurers, looks at strategic issues that face the insurance industry from the perspective of UK-based insurance practitioners. Building on previous works on climate change by the Chartered Insurance Institute […]