Plans for two new nuclear plants in Western Europe have met more setbacks in the last week, risking the industry’s future here.
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Polar change, notably the fast Arctic melt, could impose huge costs on world economies. New evidence shows how rapidly the frozen north is changing.
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Sea level rise and melting polar ice sheets may not cause a climate catastrophe, but they will certainly change weather patterns unpredictably.
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10 January, 2019 − The world’s oceans are a vast reservoir of heat, a slow register of natural climate change − and ocean warming speeds differ widely.
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5 December, 2018 – Researchers say most of the water vanishing from the Aral Sea and the Great Salt Lake is now in the oceans of this increasingly parched world.
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7 December, 2018 – New research confirms again that nature knows best. The US could cut a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions through better land use.
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10 October, 2018 – Could a vast underwater wall in front of an unstable glacier prevent dangerous sea level rise? Or should everyone just move further inland?
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10 July, 2018 – Once again, past warming warns of the power of climate change. The surprise is that it doesn’t take much warming to raise sea levels six metres.
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25 September 2017 − The US Atlantic coast faces the prospect of more frequent floods due to the double whammy of rising sea levels and sinking coastal lands.
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23 May, 2017 – From the Himalayas to Switzerland, the world’s glaciers are melting – threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea level rise.
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