Climate change threatens human security: U.N. report

Mar 31, 2014

Climate change threatens human security: U.N. report

Climate change can indirectly increase the likelihood of violent conflict by exacerbating risk factors such as poverty and economic shocks, a U.N. scientific body warned Monday. After six days of talks through Sunday in Yokohama, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a ...

Mar 18, 2014

Combating climate change

by Hugh Cortazzi

Britain's former ambassador to Japan urges public pressure on governments to stop their shilly-shalling over unresolved questions about whether human activity is contributing the most to climate change and to get on with concluding effective agreements on curbing carbon emissions.

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

Jan 4, 2014

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

by Seth Borenstein

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the U.S. government concluded last month. The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur ...