Tag Archive for 'heat waves'

Political & economic short-termism driving civilisation to destruction

March 29th, 2013 by University West

Climate scientists have shown through their research that the ongoing rise in global temperature will cause the sea level to rise, which will drown coastal communities, and cause severe weather, which will kill many people. So why don’t politicians act on these findings? Social scientist Stellan Vinthagen shows that today’s power relations prohibit change. The […]

Human influence on climate tied to increase in monthly heat records

January 14th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Temperature measurements from around the world indicate that monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent. A study published in the paper ‘Global increase in record-breaking monthly-mean temperatures‘ in the journal Climatic Change shows that, on average, there are now five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide than could be expected without long-term global […]

Insurers can play leading role in mitigating climate change risk

September 21st, 2012 by Ceres

According to a Ceres report “Stormy Future for U.S. Property and Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks of Extreme Weather Events, published in September 2012, worsening weather in a warming world poses a growing risk to the financial stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society. The report outlines a […]

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) reports on why climate matters for business

September 18th, 2010 by Confederation of British Industry

The CBI‘s report on adaptation recognises that our infrastructure is not ready for the radical changes ahead to Britain’s climate and call for the Government to make its environmental data more easily available to help businesses prepare for the risks of climate change. To find out more about the CBI’s work on climate change visit […]