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  United Kingdom - Search View - MSN Encarta
The United Kingdom is bordered to the south by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe, to the east by the North Sea, and to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; the only land border is between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The climate of the United Kingdom is mild relative to its latitude.
The United Kingdom is one of the most urbanized of the world’s larger nations: about 89 per cent of the population lives in cities and towns.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761553483__1/United_Kingdom.html   (19613 words)

 Climate of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current climate of the United Kingdom is classified as temperate, with warm summers, cool winters and plentiful precipitation throughout the year.
The climate of the United Kingdom is significantly influenced by the maritime tropical, maritime polar, continental polar and continental tropical air masses.
One of the most important influences on the British climate is the Atlantic Ocean and especially the North Atlantic current which brings warm waters from the Gulf of Mexico to the United Kingdom by means of the global conveyor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Climate_of_the_United_Kingdom   (3460 words)

 United Kingdom Visitor Information - climate, economy, language, geography, Travel Info
The United Kingdom’s climate is mild and damp, with temperatures moderated by the light winds that blow in off its relatively warm seas.
The majority of people in the United Kingdom are of British heritage, however in recent years the UK has become a multi-cultural melting pot.
The United Kingdom is off the northwestern coast of continental Europe, surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
www.europe.travelonline.com /united_kingdom/visitor_info.html   (919 words)

 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is separated from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.
The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.
CLIMATE: The United Kingdom has a mild and temperate climate which is influenced by the North Atlantic Drift and the southwesterly winds.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/unitedki.htm   (2673 words)

 Information on United Kingdom, Weather of United Kingdom,Map of United Kingdom, United Kingdom Map,
The United Kingdom constitutes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
United Kingdom is bound on the east by the North Sea, and on the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The climate of United Kingdom is usually moist, accompanied with moderate temperatures.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/united-kingdom.html   (338 words)

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British businesses are taking climate change very seriously, both as a potential commercial opportunity and a risk factor that could affect their markets, according to a survey published today.
Two thirds of companies saw climate change as a potential threat in terms of the long-term sustainability of their companies or rising costs.
Tony Blair has signalled that climate change and poverty are the two important issues for G8 countries to address when they gather in Scotland in July.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=41990   (588 words)

 Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate Change
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today.
The UK is acting now to adapt to climate change and to reduce the risk by reducing our contribution to the causes.
Information about the new Climate Change Communications Initiative: Tommorrow's Climate, Today's Challenge; the 2006 UK Climate Change Programme, climate and business initiatives, climate and energy policy, adapting to climate change, and research programmes.
www.defra.gov.uk /environment/climatechange/index.htm   (226 words)

 Met Office: UK climate and weather statistics
Climate statistics for the periods 1961 to 1990, and 1971 to 2000.
Those interested in climate change and predictions of future climates should also visit the Hadley Centre web pages.
Mean temperatures were exceptionally above average across the whole of the UK, with all district and regional climate areas having their warmest September (using areal series back to 1914).
www.met-office.gov.uk /climate/uk   (259 words)

 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Britain was once covered with thick forests, but over the centuries the expanding human population steadily deforested nearly the entire country, felling trees for fuel and building materials.
Despite the fact that trees grow quickly in the cool, moist climate of the United Kingdom, only remnants of the great oak forests remained at the end of the 20th century.
In 1919 only 5 percent of the United Kingdom was forested; as of 2005 this had increased to 11.8 percent.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553483_11/United_Kingdom.html   (824 words)

 The Climate Group
Since climatic conditions strongly influence the yield and quality of annual coffee crops, Starbucks is committed to better understanding the risks and implications climate change may have on its business, and identifying how it can minimize its own contribution to climate change.
The state’s climate action plan containing 55 recommended actions in five major areas: transportation and land use, residential, commercial and industrial energy; agriculture, forestry and waste; electricity generation; and education and outreach.
Since the climate change plan was introduced Portland has bucked the national trend by reducing per capita emissions of greenhouse gases by 13% while experiencing strong economic and population growth.
www.theclimategroup.org /index.php?pid=430   (2675 words)

 Climate.org - A Project of the Climate Institute
Climate Protection in Denmark National report of the Danish Government in accordance with article 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Climate Protection in Germany: Second Report of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Pursuant to the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change.
Climate Change: The United Kingdom Programme; The United Kingdom's Second Report under the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
www.climate.org /CI/eucountries.shtml   (2131 words)

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Present forecasts of climate change could be seriously underestimated because of huge amounts of carbon pouring out of the earth.
A unique soil study in Britain produced results that came as a shock to scientists, who said the effect was probably happening in other parts of the world, especially in temperate regions with wet, peaty soils.
German experts Ernest Detlef Schulze and Annette Freibauer, from the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, wrote in an accompanying commentary in Nature that the scientific and political implications of the new findings were considerable.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=45933   (616 words)

 United Kingdom Weather and Climate
As we have such a variable climate changing from from day to day, it is difficult to predict the weather.
The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime.
United Kingdom of Great Britain Hotels, England Hotels, Scotland Hotels, Northern Ireland Hotels, Wales Hotels, and more...
www.southtravels.com /europe/unitedkingdom/weather.html   (404 words)

 United Kingdom (UK) Flag
The Meaning and History of the the Union Jack, or given its correct title the Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
United Kingdom (UK) Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
A Flag of United Kingdom (UK), when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
www.flags-flags-flags.org.uk /united-kingdom-flag.htm   (1628 words)

 Gleneagles G8 Summit - no shift in US climate policy
Yet, perhaps as noteworthy as the increased focus in US media on climate change, has been the sharp break of many prominent Republicans at the state level and on Capitol Hill from the Bush Administration's stance on climate change.
Some sizable increases were announced in G-8 pledges for aid to Africa, but climate change, which was discussed for 13 pages of the Summit communiqué, did not see significant advances in national commitments.
If a major shift in Bush Administration climate policy ultimately occurs, it is likely to be due less to the President's reciprocating Tony Blair's friendship and private pleas and more to his heeding the rumblings within his own party and the US business community.
www.climate.org /topics/intaction/gleneagles-g8.shtml   (1201 words)

 United Kingdom Climate Change Programme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom's Climate Change Programme was launched in November 2000 by the British government in response to its commitment agreed at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
The Climate Change Levy however is offset by corresponding reductions in Employers' National Insurance Contributions (NICs) having a net zero effect on the tax burden on UK businesses.
Climate Change Action Both original articles on climate change related issues and updates on various national climate change campaigns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_Climate_Change_Programme   (836 words)

 United Kingdom Weather and Climate- Travel Tips Dubai United Kingdom Europe Hotels and Beach Resorts Reservation ...
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T he overall climate in England is called temperate maritime.
The main influence on our climate is our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, our northern lattitude, and the warming of the waters around the land by the Gulf Stream (a warm current of the northern Atlantic Ocean).
www.southtravels.com /europe/unitedkingdom/traveltips/ukweather.html   (530 words)

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ESSEX'S fishing industry could be under threat from climate change, experts have warned.
Researchers have revealed that commercially important fish such as whiting and cod are migrating north towards colder depths to escape warming waters in the south.
Climate Ark users agree to the site disclaimer as a condition for use.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=42998   (374 words)

 United Kingdom Climate
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The proposals to reform the House of Lords initially called for all hereditary peers to lose their voting rights, however a compromise was reached that allowed them gradually to be phased out.
Arial} Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Germany 13%, US 9.2%, France 7.5%, Netherlands 6.6%, culture in united kingdom Belgium 5%, Italy 4.3%, China 4.2% (2004) Down kingdom and Out in the Magic Kingdom
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 United Kingdom (Climate) — MDA EarthSat Weather Data
United Kingdom (Climate) — MDA EarthSat Weather Data
Original climate observations obtained from the U.K. Met Office and then cleaned by MDA Federal.  Cleaned data is data that has been processed to fill missing values and replace physical inconsistencies.
Climate data is the highest quality data that can be obtained for a given country.
wxdata.earthsat.com /dataset/wxdataset.826-climate   (134 words)

 Iran's Climate Change Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Montreal, 10 December 2005--The United Nations Climate Change Conference closed with the adoption of more than forty decisions that will strengthen global efforts to fight climate change.
The eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP11) will be held in conjunction with the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) in Montréal.
Under the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force 16 February 2005, more than 30 industrialized countries are bound by specific and legally binding emission reduction targets.
www.climate-change.ir /en   (441 words)

 United Kingdom - Climate and Atmosphere - Country Profile
United Kingdom - Climate and Atmosphere - Country Profile
Data show the year each country ratified the agreement, unless labeled as "signed only".
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:
earthtrends.wri.org /text/climate-atmosphere/country-profile-189.html   (87 words)

 RWU-NE4153, Global Change Research
The rule-based model is used to predict the distribution of tree species using current climate.
The potential impacts of climate change and variability on forests and forestry in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Modeling potential future individual tree-species distributions in the Eastern United States under a climate change scenario: a case study with Pinus virginiana.
www.fs.fed.us /ne/delaware/4153/global/global.html   (765 words)

 Program Of National Cdm/ji Strategy Studies Nss Program (SMEALSearch) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This report was coordinated by the Climate Research Unit (United Kingdom).
The report covered a wide range of topics, i.e., the regional impact of climate change by the year 2050e.g., changes in natural vegetation, surface water availability, agriculture, disease vectors, biological diversity and adaptation strategies, and development policies.
Under the general framework of the Zimbabwe Initial National Communication Project greenhouse gas inventories were improved by expanded areas of sources of emissions and higherquality data....
gunther.smeal.psu.edu /14306.html   (261 words)

 Barlow Lyde & Gilbert - United Kingdom - Climate Change: How Will Insurers Be Affected? (20/02/2006 09:00:01) from ...
United Kingdom: Climate Change: How Will Insurers Be Affected?
The Third Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2001) confirms the broad scientific consensus that climate change is already occurring and will continue.
The balance of evidence suggests that the cause is the increasing concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.
www.mondaq.com /i_article.asp_Q_articleid_E_37824   (309 words)

 United Kingdom Weather & Climate | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Extremes of temperature are rare but snow, hail, heavy rain and heatwaves can occur.
For detailed descriptions, see Climate in the respective country sections.
Warm clothing is advisable at all times, and is essential for any visits to upland areas.
www.africa.com /dmap/United+Kingdom/Weather+and+Climate   (54 words)

 Climate Change: Campaign with Friends of the Earth
Climate Change: Campaign with Friends of the Earth
Global climate change is the single biggest environmental threat facing the planet.
There is much that can be done to stop catastrophic climate change but decisive action is needed from governments and industry now.
www.foe.co.uk /climatechange/index.html   (86 words)

 Climate information for BELFAST in United Kingdom - Climate Zone
Climate information for BELFAST in United Kingdom - Climate Zone
The table below displays average monthly climate indicators in BELFAST based on 8 years of historical weather readings.
Climate information is also available for the following climate stations in United Kingdom:
www.climate-zone.com /climate/united-kingdom/fahrenheit/belfast.htm   (78 words)

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