New climate goal opaque, product of ministry clash

| Nov 18, 2013

New climate goal opaque, product of ministry clash

The process of setting a new goal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions was marred by a standoff between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Environment Ministry. METI, long a champion of nuclear power, was reluctant to set the target and the ...

| Nov 8, 2013

Climate talks to resume without target

by Mariette Le Roux

U.N. climate talks will resume in Warsaw on Monday amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions. Though the stakes are high, no specific targets have been set for this round, hosted by one of the world’s biggest coal ...

Europe floods raise warming fears

| Jun 7, 2013

Europe floods raise warming fears

Less than three months after being battered by snow and ice, Central Europe now finds itself fighting floods — and some scientists are pointing the finger at human interference with the climate system. Leading the charge is the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...