effects of global warming

International Polar Year Reports Widespread Global Warming

Article: International Polar Year Reports Widespread Global Warming

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – New evidence of the far-reaching effects of global warming in the polar regions has emerged from the scientific explorations of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Snow and ice are declining in both polar regions, affecting human livelihoods as well as local plant and animal life in the Arctic, as…

Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

Article: Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

POZNAN, Poland, December 13, 2008 (ENS) – The annual UN climate change conference ended shortly before 3:00 am today in Poznan with a commitment from governments to shift into full negotiating mode next year in order to shape a effective international response to climate change, to be agreed in Copenhagen at the end of 2009.…

A How-To Manual for Large Cities to Build Climate Resilience

Article: A How-To Manual for Large Cities to Build Climate Resilience

NEW YORK, New York, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – With eight of the world’s 10 largest cities located near rivers or seas and exposed to such climate hazards as flooding, sea level rise, and hurricanes, a United Nations-World Bank report released today offers advice on how to make these population centers more resistant to the…

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

Article: Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change will bring an increase in severe storms like the ones responsible for the devastating floods plaguing the U.S. Midwest, experts warned Tuesday. But current government flood forecasts and insurance programs do not consider the effects of global warming, leaving Midwest residents with an incomplete assessment of…

Global Warming Linked to Increase in Kidney Stones

Article: Global Warming Linked to Increase in Kidney Stones

ORLANDO, Florida, May 19, 2008 (ENS) – Links between environmental conditions and urinary tract diseases are emerging from papers presented this week at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association taking place in Orlando. Rising global temperatures could lead to an increase in kidney stones, according to research conducted by Margaret Pearle,…

Global Warming: "Greatest Threat to Security"?

Article: Global Warming: "Greatest Threat to Security"?

While the pentagon has released troubling reports that outline the politically destabilizing effects of global warming, the Ministry of Defence in the UK has recently commissioned climate change experts to identify areas on the globe where global warming could spark conflict and security threats. An example of global warming creating a war could be if…