Tag Archive for 'weather'

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 […]

Greenhouse gases altering patterns of rainfall and ocean salinity

April 27th, 2012 by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A clear change in salinity has been detected in the world’s oceans, signaling shifts and acceleration in the global rainfall and evaporation cycle tied directly to climate change. In a paper, ‘The Greenhouse Is Making the Water-Poor Even Poorer‘ published on 27 April 2012 in the journal Science, Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]