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Saturday 16 December 2017
16 December 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Climate Change

World Bank report warns of a bleak future without climate policy

Emissions of man-made greenhouse gases are breaking new records every year and are putting the planet on a path towards four-degree global warming probably as soon as by the end of this century, according to a new report commissioned by the World Bank.

Climate Change

Impact of climate change is not being made relevant to ordinary people, research claims

The impact of climate change is not being made relevant to ordinary people by scientists and policymakers, new research has claimed. If it was made real and spoke to the daily concerns of individuals in terms of how it will directly affect their lives, then policies would be more effective in dealing with what are potentially catastrophic changes to the environment.

Climate Change

Who will save planet - Barack Obama or China's Xi Jinping?

The leaders of two of the world's largest economies have been chosen, and both understand strong leadership on environmental policy is needed. David Wheeler, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) at Plymouth University and Dean of the Plymouth Business School, predicts it will be the East to win the multi-billion dollar clean-tech export race.

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Barack Obama celebrates victory with his family

Climate Change

UWE Bristol expert to chair Environment and Global Change Panel

The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) has invited UWE Bristol's eminent air quality and climate change expert, Professor Jim Longhurst to chair its Environment and Global Change panel.

Climate Change

Rainfall brings EU cleanliness crisis to South West beaches

Bathing waters off 13 South West beaches have failed the the EU mandatory cleanliness standard following this year's heavy rainfall. And the waters off nearly 50 of the region's beaches have failed European cleanliness guidelines.

Climate Change

Report warns carbon emissions have passed critical global warming threshold

The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP needed to limit global warming to 2°C has passed a critical threshold, according to PwC analysis. The Low Carbon Economy Index which measures progress towards reducing emissions linked to economic output is predicting at least 6°C degrees of warming could be possible this century.

Climate Change

UK Met Office plays key role in climate change planning for 129 countries

The UK Met Office is playing a central role in a plan involving 129 countries which aims to enable more effective use of climate information to make strategic decisions on issues such as water, agriculture and food security, health and disaster risk management.

Climate Change

South West warned of imminent floods from rivers, tides and high groundwater levels

The South West has been warned to expect flooding caused by rivers, high tides and abnormal levels of groundwater between now and Christmas.