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  Climate Change
Greenpeace linked rising global temperatures and climate change to the onset of one of the worst droughts to have struck the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia in recent memory.
When we speak of climate change on a global scale, we are referring to changes in the climate of the Earth as a whole.
Climate change is happening due to an increased concentration of certain gases in the atmosphere.
www.greenpeace.org /seasia/en/asia-energy-revolution/climate-change   (1073 words)

 global warming: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The attribution of recent climate change is clearest for the most recent period of the last 50 years, for which the most detailed data are available.
In particular, the change in climate forcing from greenhouse gases since 1750 was estimated to be eight times larger than the change in forcing due to increasing solar activity over the same period [21].
An example of a study which aims to do this is the climateprediction.net project; their methodology is to investigate the range of climate sensitivities predicted for the 21st century by those models which are first shown to give a reasonable simulation of late 20th century climate change.
www.answers.com.cob-web.org:8888 /topic/global-warming   (7700 words)

 SWCCIP - Climate Change Impacts - Our South West
As climate change continues to climb the political agenda, the relationship between commercial and environmental performance is gaining influence in the corporate hierarchy; businesses need to develop coherent and credible responses to the challenge of climate change.
Budget 2006 announced further measures for tackling climate change including raising of the climate change levy from 1 April 2007 in line with inflation, further measures to improve household energy efficiency and reforms to vehicle excise duty to raise incentives for the purchase of low carbon emission cars.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which involves several thousand of the world’s leading scientists, concluded in 2001 that ‘most of the Earth's warming observed in the last 50 years is attributable to human activities’.
www.oursouthwest.com /climate/index.htm   (4800 words)

 sociology - Global warming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Use of the term "global warming" generally implies a human influence — the more neutral term climate change is usually used for a change in climate with no presumption as to cause and no characterization of the kind of change involved, such as the Ice Ages.
Climate models, forced by estimates of increasing CO and to a lesser extent, by generally decreasing sulfate aerosols, predict that temperatures will increase (with a range of 1.4°C to 5.8°C for change between 1990 and 2100 [[4]]).
Climate commitment studies predict that even if levels of greenhouse gases and solar activity were to remain constant, the global climate is committed to 0.5°C of warming over the next one hundred years due to the lag in warming caused by the oceans.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Global_warming   (5046 words)

 Climate Change Levy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax on energy delivered to users in the United Kingdom.
Introduced on April 1, 2001 under the Finance Act 2000 it was forecast to cut annual emissions by 2.5 million tonnes by 2010, and forms part of the UK's Climate Change Programme.
The Climate Change Levy effectively replaced the Fossil Fuel Levy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Climate_Change_Levy   (276 words)

 European Union Summit on Climate Change in Goteburg (June 2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To coincide with the EU Summit, an ecumenical service and climate change workshop were sponsored in Goteburg by the Church of Sweden and the Christian Council of Sweden.
We are gratified to know that, at least in the context of climate change, our cohabitants in Europe are indeed trying to join us shaping a future of mutual supportiveness which will improve life for the whole world and erase past suffering.
We are dismayed to learn that the Government of the United States of America has decided to disregard the Kyoto Protocol and thus deal a fatal blow to the global effort to halt climate change.
www.united-church.ca /ecology/climate/news/2001/0615.shtm   (1554 words)

 UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
The climate change we expect in the next 30-40 years will be due to our past greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change later this century will be determined by the emissions we allow now.
We need to adapt our way of life so that we can prepare for the changes that are already in the climate system, as well as limiting our future greenhouse gas emissions.
www.ukcip.org.uk   (129 words)

 Climate of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
This change is particularly pronounced near the coasts mainly due to the fact that the Atlantic is often at its coldest during this time after being cooled throughout the autumn and the winter.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Climate_of_the_United_Kingdom   (3454 words)

 Climate Challenge (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today.
This website is part of the Climate Change Communication Initiative led by Defra, in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Carbon Trust, the Energy Saving Trust, the UK Climate Impacts Programme, the Department for Transport and the Department of Trade and Industry.
The nine climate change champions have braved a thunderstorm and a five hour trek to the Chelenalp glacier, near Goschenen close to the Swiss/Italian border.
www.climatechallenge.gov.uk.cob-web.org:8888   (216 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   (226 words)

 UNDP | Energy and Environment
Use of SURF networks for knowledge transfer and validation of adaptation and climate change strategies: The climate change programme at BDP made extensive use of the SURF-LAC and RBAS email networks to provide updated information and obtain constructive feedback reflecting the needs of the region on climate change issues.
The workshop aimed to strengthen awareness of climate change as a cross-cutting issue of sustainable development, provide updated information on climate change negotiations and mechanisms, and to engage Energy and Environment focal points in brainstorming appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies that would meet the demand and interest of the region.
The workshops while providing an overall perspective of the international climate change negotiations also provided an opportunity to discuss climate change as a component of overall national sustainable development strategies.
www.undp.org /climatechange/reg02_arab.htm   (459 words)

 Global Climate Change: Research Explorer - Global Effects
In 2001, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change associated observations of global warming with increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere.
That report, Climate Change 2001, noted that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations.” The report also noted that carbon dioxide and other gases produced by human activities would continue to affect the climate system.
Each of these four climate scenarios assumes a different concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of human activity.
www.exploratorium.edu /climate/global-effects/data4.html   (450 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 aims of the programme is not only to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by the agreed 12.5% from 1990 levels in the period 2008 to 2012 (the international commitment), but to go beyond this by cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2010.
When the original programme was published in 2000, it confirmed that UK emissions were already forecast to be around 15% lower by 2010.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_Climate_Change_Programme   (836 words)

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Britain's main opposition parties are uniting today to call for a tough new policy for tackling climate change.
The Lib-Con pact has been prompted by evidence of rapid climate change advances, such as this year's record melting of the Arctic sea ice, and by a sense that Britain's climate policy is starting to drift.
The sense that climate change is proceeding faster than expected lies behind the urgency of the call from Messrs Baker and Letwin, along with the feeling that Britain's grip on the problem, once seen as impressive, is starting to slip.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=47174   (784 words)

 Tiempo Climate Newswatch, American Evangelicals and Climate change
The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary is a co-production of the University of East Anglia, the
The statement made four claims: human-induced climate change is real; the consequences of climate change will be significant and will hit the poor the hardest; Christian moral convictions demand our response; and, governments, businesses, churches and individuals all have a role to play in addressing climate change – starting now.
Solar Cities programme is supporting governments, industry, businesses and residents in working together to change the way we think about and use energy.
www.tiempocyberclimate.org /newswatch/comment060522.htm   (1009 words)

 Gain, not pain
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.
It is a cruel irony that Millennium Island, the first place on Earth to greet the dawn of the new millennium, may be submerged by rising seas by the end of the century.
John Prescott MP is Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions of the United Kingdom.
www.ourplanet.com /txtversn/112/prescott.html   (948 words)

 EPA-International Best Practices & Innovations-Air/Climate Change
Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) is a campaign of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives that offers a framework for local governments to develop a strategic agenda to reduce global warming and air pollution emissions, with the benefit of improving community livability.
The Climate Group is a UK based non-profit international coalition of organizations working to share knowledge and harvest successful air pollution mitigation techniques and working towards their implementation.
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is one of a series of agreements through which countries around the world are banding together to address climate change.
www.epa.gov /innovation/international/airclimate.htm   (2865 words)

 Forum 2002 - Global Climate Change - Program Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Forum 2002 on Global Climate Change was held on July 14-17, 2002 at St. Anne's College in Oxford.
Policymakers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and worldwide need a solid grasp of the science of climate change and its consequences.
Therefore, the purpose of Forum 2002 was to enable top policymakers and religious leaders to hear directly from scientists about climate change, and to provide a forum for discussion of how churches, individuals, and institutions in the wider society should respond.
www.climateforum2002.org   (309 words)

 NERC Rapid Climate Change: Home page
The programme aims to improve our ability to quantify the probability and magnitude of future rapid change in climate, with a main (but not exclusive) focus on the role of the Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation.
The specific scientific objectives of the RAPID programme were agreed by the Rapid Climate Change Steering Committee and are detailed in the RAPID Science Plan.
Scientific queries about this programme should be addressed to the RAPID Science Co-ordinator, who assists the Steering Committee in the co-ordinated implementation of the programme's science objectives, through liaison with award holders and other bodies.
www.soc.soton.ac.uk /rapid/rapid.php   (389 words)

 Educational Resources
Forces of Change is a new program about the dynamics of global change at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Climate 2001 the facts - the future - the alternatives.
Climate change observations and predictions: Recent research on climate change science from the Hadley Centre.
www.usgcrp.gov /usgcrp/education/default.htm   (1297 words)

 Hadley Centre: Climate Change Predictions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It is important to be aware that predictions from climate models are always subject to uncertainty because of limitations on our knowledge of how the climate system works and on the computing resources available.
A range of results from various Hadley Centre climate experiments are shown on the website of the Climate Impacts LINK project at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia.
Some of the diagrams below are maps of differences between the current climate, conventionally defined as 1960-1990, and the climate of the end of the 21st century, taken to be 2070-2100.
www.metoffice.com /research/hadleycentre/models/modeldata.html   (486 words)

 United Kingdom Climate Change Programme (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The United Kingdom's Climate Change Programme was launched by the British government in response to its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.
Grants to assist with the installation of renewable energy sources in domestic properties and for Community groups have been made available through the Clear Skies organisation, and are also able to participate in the Major Photovoltaics Demonstration programme.
Climate Change - News and information on Climate change, alternative energy etc. Includes frequent stories and press releases related to the UK's Climate Change policy
united-kingdom-climate-change-programme.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (332 words)

 CarbonOptions.com: Carbon Trading Markets (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) was launched in June 2000 by the European Union's European Commission.
The goal of the ECCP is to identify, develop and implement all the necessary elements of an EU strategy to implement the Kyoto Protocol.
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.
www.carbonoptions.com.cob-web.org:8888 /carbon_markets.htm   (536 words)

 UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will encourage all sectors of society – from the concerned citizen to the philanthropic corporation – to take small but practical steps to combat what is probably the key challenge of the 21st century.
He also advocated stronger links and the integration of the Wadden Sea monitoring programme with other international initiatives, such as the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), which has been launched in Cambridge in September 2005 and draws immensely on data such as generated through the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat.
This Water bird data is an important signal on the way to meeting the CBD 2010 target and concerted efforts are needed if the trend can be halted.(for further details view the press release and recommendations).
www.wcmc.org.uk   (427 words)

 Module 2: Climate Change (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted at UNCED in 1992, has the ultimate objective of ‘stablisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system’ (UNFCC, 1992).
Governments' response to the issue of climate change has been widespread.
The oil and gas industry is also contributing to the debate by improving scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts and by addressing well-known uncertainties and supporting research.
www.oilandgasforum.net.cob-web.org:8888 /oefonline/climateresponse.htm   (471 words)

 WWF - Climate Change
Three Witnesses came to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Nairobi to report about how they see their environment changing: a woman farmer, a traditional doctor, and a former fisherman.
The United Nations conference on climate change needs to chart the course to agreeing massive cuts to emissions of CO2
An Inconvenient Truth is the most powerful film documentary yet on climate change.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm   (278 words)

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