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  • Aug 21, 2014
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Global Warming

Time running out to meet global warming target - UN report

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.

Sunday, 6 April, 2014, 7:28pm

China-US co-operation would reduce hot air on climate change

Lots of fossil fuel has been burned over two decades as government officials and sundry others have sped across the globe to frequent United Nations-sponsored meetings aimed at tackling catastrophic climate change.

20 Mar 2014 - 5:08am

British study says global warming will not be the end of killer winters

Global warming will fail to reduce high winter death rates as some officials have predicted because there will be more harmful weather extremes even as it gets less cold, a British study shows.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:05pm

Scientists find global warming is slowed by eruptions of volcanoes

Volcanoes spewing sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of man's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers say.

25 Feb 2014 - 4:35am 1 comment

China treads cautiously in setting up carbon emissions trading

China launched five regional carbon emissions exchanges last year, and two more are expected soon, but it is years away from having a mature trading platform.

14 Feb 2014 - 4:24am

Global warming supporters cherry-pick data

I refer to the letter by Patrick Lui ("Astounding to deny that climate change is caused by humans", January 3) in reply to my letter ("Still a lot of doubts about climate change", December 17).

14 Jan 2014 - 9:31am 3 comments

Toughest warning yet on global warming to come from UN scientists

Scientists are meeting this week to prepare the strongest warning yet that climate change is man-made and will cause more heat waves, droughts and floods this century unless governments take action.

24 Sep 2013 - 5:52am

Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year, international scientists said on Thursday.

A team of experts examined 12 wild weather episodes last year, from droughts in the United States and Africa to heavy rainfall in Europe, Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand.

6 Sep 2013 - 2:05pm

Climate ‘catastrophe’ predicted in Pacific

The Marshall Islands has warned of a Pacific “climate catastrophe” that will wipe it off the map without decisive action on global warming, saying the next 12 months are critical.

1 Aug 2013 - 5:53pm 2 comments

Carbon dioxide cuts cannot be solution to global warming

Tania Willis' letter ("Personal action now unavoidable to halt planet's destruction", June 1) quoted Al Gore and Jim Hansen in labelling carbon dioxide as the primary global warming pollutant. She has fallen short in showing why the 7.2 million people in Hong Kong must hold their breath because of the undesirable consequences claimed by her.

22 Jun 2013 - 1:41am 3 comments

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