Global Warming and Climate Change News

Trash disposal complicates climate change fight in Jamaica.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

A February trash fire led to renewed calls for stricter air quality regulations, even as authorities have no plans to mitigate increasing greenhouse gas emissions and little knowledge about the substances Jamaicans breathe in each day. [News Source]

Barbados approves climate change policy.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Barbados’ cabinet has approved the country’s new National Climate Change Policy as it puts a greater focus on environmental issues. [News Source]

Southern Africa: Time for an addendum on gender and climate change.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Participants to the 2012 Gender Justice and Local Government Summit have urged SADC Heads of State to sign an Addendum to the Protocol on Gender and Development on Climate Change this August when they meet in Maputo, Mozambique. [News Source]

Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issue.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign. [News Source]

Agency plea over climate warning.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Leading energy ministers have been told the world is on track for a long-term temperature increase of 6C unless they change their priorities. [News Source]

Report says planet must ‘level playing field’ for clean energy to fight climate change.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Governments around the world must "level the playing field" to ensure clean energy technologies grow fast enough to prevent dangerous levels of global warming, says a new report released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. [News Source]

Rio 20 must tackle leaders’ economic concerns – climate expert.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

The upcoming U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro could be more positive for the environment than recent international climate summits as long as it attracts enough world leaders and tackles economic concerns as well as environmental challenges, according to a top climate expert. [News Source]

European Commission calls on Malta, Italy to comply with EU legislation on fluorinated gases.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

On the recommendation of Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the Commission announced it is sending a 'reasoned opinion' to both Malta and Italy, formally requesting they take action to ensure full compliance with the EU's Regulation on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases. [News Source]

Asian mosquito ‘could bring tropical diseases to Britain.’
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

An Asian mosquito that can transmit potentially dangerous tropical diseases could soon become established in southern England, according to scientists who have mapped changes to Europe's climate over the past 50 years. [News Source]

Call to establish flood risk zone.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Organised by a non-governmental organisation, Shehri Citizens for a Better Environment, a workshop identified and examined various factors that led to the present climatic conditions, and assessed the critical vulnerabilities that Karachi may be exposed to due to climate change. [News Source]

South Asian farmers helped to share “climate smart” knowledge.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new initiative to spread information on adapting to climate change across South Asia will encourage farmers, scientists and policy makers to share effective ways of dealing with the impacts of global warming. [News Source]