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Cost of keeping global warming in check `relatively modest`: UN panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:16

IPCC chairperson Rajendra Pachauri has said that the cost of fighting global warming is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:47

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

Global warming could be accelerated by permafrost thawing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 10:39

Researchers have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:37

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:23

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River`s ice breakup.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

Arctic melt season lengthening, ocean rapidly warming: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 13:44

The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is increasing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap`s thickness.

UN to showcase initiatives against climate change

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 09:39

Communities, cities, businesses and governments that are taking the lead in tackling climate change can apply to have their game-changing initiatives recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat.

Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:39

If the world doesn`t cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned on Monday.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:21

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.