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Climate: Farming emissions to rise 30% by 2050

Where have all the trees gone? INQUIRER file photo.

Greenhouse gases emitted by agriculture are on track to rise by 30 percent by mid-century, driven especially by livestock and use of fertiliser, a UN agency reported on Friday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH greenhouse emissions growing

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The contribution of the Philippines to global warming is only a drop in the bucket of the world’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that drop may get bigger in the future.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Global warming not taken seriously – World Bank’s Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. AP FILE PHOTO

Global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences like flooded cities and dried out farmland, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

300-kph storms seen to be PH ‘norm’

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Gov. Joey Salceda   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t urged to heed UN report’s warnings on climate change

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” by a recent United Nations report on climate change must prod the government to improve adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), according to at least three civil society groups.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

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After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the United Nations-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Europe launches environment satellite

Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Climate change boosts conflict risk, flood, hunger–UN

This May 6, 2008 file photo, shows an aerial view of devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, seen at an unknown location in Myanmar.  Freaky storms like 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, 2012’s Superstorm Sandy and 2008’s ultra-deadly Cyclone Nargis may not have been caused by warming, but their fatal storm surges were augmented by climate change’s ever rising seas, Maarten van Aalst, a top official at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said. Global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of many risks, a United Nations scientific panel reports, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun. AP

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN’s expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, shows an aerial view of an expressway where residents changed it to their parking in Pathum Thani province, central Thailand. A United Nations panel of scientists has drafted a list of eight “key risks” about climate change that’s easy to understand and illustrates the issues that have the greatest potential to cause harm to the planet. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

A man walks at the Bund under heavy haze in Shanghai, China in this December 2013 file photo. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In US Senate, Democrats talk climate all night

This Aug. 14, 2010, file photo shows an aerial view of the flooded Rohjan area in southern Pakistan. Prominent climate scientist Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Monday, July 8, 2013, that rising greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a 10 to 40 percent increase in the frequency of tropical cyclones by the year 2100.  AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each other’s words. Could this really be happening in Washington?

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ghost of ‘Sendong’ haunts Cagayan de Oro

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‘Sendong’ survivors rebuild their lives in resettlement sites in Cagayan de Oro City in this December 2013 file photo. The ghost of Tropical Storm “Sendong” haunts this city more than two years after it struck, keeping residents alert to the possibility of another tragedy.  CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The ghost of Tropical Storm Sendong haunts this city more than two years after it struck, keeping residents alert to the possibility of another tragedy.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US, China promise improved climate cooperation

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, looks on as an engine is built during a tour of the Foton Cummins Engine plant in Beijing, China Saturday. AP

The United States and China promised Saturday to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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