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Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Enter Awards for organising Climate Week event from 4 to 10 March 2013

January 10th, 2013 by Climate Week

Climate Week, Britain’s Biggest Climate Change Campaign runs from 4 to 10 March 2013. The supercharged national campaign is organised to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 4 to 10 March 2013, planned by organisations from every part of […]

Climate Week is 12 to 18 March 2012

February 4th, 2012 by Climate Week

Climate Week is Britain’s national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 to 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society. Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the campaign aims to […]

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.

UK MET office publishes scientific assessment of climate change

December 5th, 2011 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change were published on 5 December 2011, highlighting the changes the world has already seen and the impacts it could face if global temperature changes are not limited. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and […]

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 […]