ARTICLES RELATING TO GLOBAL WARMING

Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

2015-02-27 15:03

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.

East Antarctica’s largest glacier melting - scientists

2015-01-26 19:28

Australian scientists say the largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a 6m rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water.

2014 poised for hottest year

2014-12-03 21:07

This year may end as the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says as it recounted a tale of rising seas, crippling droughts and floods.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 09:15

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA has warned that climate change targets are at risk.

Hottest September since 1880

2014-10-20 19:28

Last month was the hottest September for globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces since record-keeping began in 1880.

Humans causing climate change heat

2014-09-30 05:00

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia have been influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming.

SA greenhouse emissions on track

2014-09-23 22:30

South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, but are on track to meet targets the country agreed to at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

2014-09-11 05:00

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering and credit the phase-out of aerosol chemicals since the '80s.

Small island states seek economic overhaul

2014-08-25 15:03

Small island states facing a "frightening" rise in sea levels will seek investments in everything from solar energy to fisheries to boost their economies.

Pacific leaders say climate will claim entire nations

2014-07-31 17:14

Pacific leaders warned that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change.

 

Melbourne trees 'email' public in new climate campaign

2015-02-02 11:40

Trees in the Australian city of Melbourne are replying to emails from the public in a new campaign as authorities seek to highlight the impact of climate change in the country.

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As reports and studies suggest 2014 was the hottest year on record, we speak to Project 90 by 2030's Gray Maguire about global warming in the South African context. Watch.

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Republicans to nix Obama climate plan

2014-12-03 16:04

There is little backing in Congress for Obama's climate moves.

Fresh climate talks start in Bonn

2014-10-20 20:36

Fresh UN climate talks have opened opened in Bonn with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures.

Natural gas surge won't slow global warming

2014-10-16 05:00

Using more cheap natural gas in future decades won't slow global warming a new study projects.

Africa to issue climate change bonds

2014-09-26 17:45

Climate change bonds will enable the Africa to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events.

Ditching coal a massive step forward

2014-09-22 20:30

Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world 0.5°C closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming.

Greenhouse gases hit new high

2014-09-09 18:44

Surging carbon dioxide levels have boosted greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new high in 2013, amid worrying signs that absorption by land and sea is waning.

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050

2014-08-07 18:29

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents.

Britain set to curb carbon emissions by 50%

2014-07-22 14:00

The British government has vowed to stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50% of the 1990 levels.

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