Europe's four hottest years on record were 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, the agency said. "Ten percent of Alpine glaciers disappeared during the summer of 2003 alone," the report said. "At current rates, three-quarters of Switzerland's glaciers will have melted by 2050. Europe has … [Read more...] about Europe Facing Environmental Disaster Through Global Warming
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Dimas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that Germany must "be aware of its responsibility and its position as a role model in the fight against climate change." Germany, which currently holds the rotating European Union presidency, has said the environment is one of its … [Read more...] about EU Urges Germany to Lead in Fight Against Global Warming
Russia remains the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the US, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. And it has one of the highest per capita energy-related Co2 emissions in the world. “There is a lot at stake for … [Read more...] about Russia moves to slash energy waste
"If we collectively chicken out of this we'll all turn into chickens and we'll all be fried, grilled, toasted and roasted," International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said, talking to officials at the IMF and the World Bank's annual meeting in Lima, Peru. As a … [Read more...] about Global warming will have us ‘roasted and toasted,’ says IMF chief Lagarde
With wisps of morning fog drifting across the surface of the Irrsee, ecologist Harald Ficker lowers a thermometer into the deep blue water to measure the Earth's global warming fever. Since the 1970s, the water has warmed about 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - twice … [Read more...] about Can we save our lakes from global warming?