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Gulls perch on a bench in flooded Pangbourne, Berkshire Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty The view through the windows of the packed 11.55 London Paddington to Penzance train was of burst rivers and drowned fields.
Dank zij ene Alec Rawls kregen we aan het eind van het jaar een voorproefje van wat ons in 2013 te wachten staat. Op ‘ stopgreensuicide ’ publiceerde hij het tweede concept van het IPCC-rapport, waar de betrokkenen nog aan zullen sleutelen tot de definitieve versie komend najaar wordt gepubliceerd. Getuige de titel van de website waarop hij de teksten heeft gepubliceerd, moet Rawls tot de ‘ontkenners’ gerekend worden.
A coal-fired power station.
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The letter to the prime minister criticised the split in the government over the future of energy supplies.
Niet alle klimaatrisico’s afgedekt door beleid De kabinetten van de afgelopen jaren hebben stappen gezet om Nederland aan te passen aan het veranderende klimaat. Maar het ingezette beleid (waaronder het zogenoemde Deltaprogramma) richt zich hoofdzakelijk op waterveiligheid en ruimtelijke inrichting.
The latest weekly Drought Monitor update set another grim record.
Never mind what's going to happen in 2100: climate change is already shrinking the global economy. According to the Climate Vulnerability Monitor – a report by Spanish non-profit organisation DARA – in 2010 climate change shaved 1.6 per cent off global gross domestic product.
A coal train, or a load of CDM carbon credits? In a decision criticized as “unfortunate” and even “insane” by onlookers, the United Nations has decided that new coal plants are eligible for carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The CDM is a trading platform set up by the UN that allows developed countries to obtain verified emissions reduction credits through renewable energy, energy efficiency, power plant fuel switching, and sustainable transportation projects in developing countries in order to meet Kyoto Protocol targets.
Emissions are released from a factory chimney at an industrial park in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters Australian and European carbon markets will be linked in 2015, creating the world's biggest emissions trading market.
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Emma van der Wateren − 27/07/12, 16:16 © reuters. Opgenomen in een Amerikaanse filmstudio? weblog NASA is nooit op de maan geweest, de VS waren zelf verantwoordelijk voor de aanslagen op 11 september en Martin Luther King is vermoord door de CIA. Dat zijn zomaar wat dingen die klimaatontkenners op internet geloven.
After the driest winter on record, Sir David Attenborough wouldn't be the only Briton to blame the wettest English summer ever on global climate change , on some inexorable shift in the planetary machinery that upsets all reasonable expectation. There is a connection, although no single meteorological episode in any locality could ever be directly linked to global warming: this flood or that cyclone might have happened anyway. Even the increasing frequency worldwide of climate-related disasters, along with the lives, homes and harvests lost, cannot be entirely blamed on the steady increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Population growth and economic development each year deliver more potential victims, with more to lose.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to regulate greenhouse gases have been under attack ever since the 2007 Massachusetts v. EPA Supreme Court ruling that confirmed its authority to do so. In 2010, just before efforts to pass a cap-and-trade climate bill were abandoned in the Senate, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski sponsored failed legislation to nullify the Supreme Court decision and block EPA from moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations. Attempts to undermine EPA's regulatory authority were once again thwarted last month when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected several legal challenges and upheld EPA's 2009 endangerment finding for greenhouse gases.
The river Yarrow has been a friend to Croston in Lancashire for centuries, with St Michael's church and its old school built close to the banks, along with the rectory, smithy and farms which saw no need to retreat to higher ground. But three times since 1987, the sought-after village near Preston has been swept by flooding , most recently in June when 70 houses were damaged , some very seriously, by a sewage-laced torrent. Engineer Peter Thomas stands in the wreckage of his family's living room, with plaster scraped from four feet of brickwork and stud walls hacked out.