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New Study Says Ditch U.N. Temperature Target for Global Warming

A temperature goal set by almost 200 governments as the limit for global warming is a poor guide to the planet’s health and should be ditched, a study published in the journal Nature said on Wednesday. The world’s environment ministers …

UN Climate Report Seeks ‘Clear-Cut’ Economics to Guide Actions

A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions. Authors say the report stops short of an …

Climate Change Poses Risks to Food Supplies Beyond U.S. Drought

Downpours and heat waves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk of more price spikes such as this year’s leap triggered by drought in the United States. Food security experts …

Lloyd’s Details ‘Growing Impact of Climate Change’ as UN Meets

Lloyd’s has published a roundup of the environmental issues inherent in as the world grows warmer. The recently concluded Rio +20 Conference was an attempt – 20 years after the first conference – “to try to reach agreement on sustainable …

IPCC Report Concludes Extreme Weather to Worsen with Climate Change

An increase in heat waves is almost certain, while heavier rainfall, more floods, stronger cyclones, landslides and more intense droughts are likely across the globe this century as the Earth’s climate warms, U.N. scientists said on Friday. The U.N. Intergovernmental …

Reuters Analyst Warns World Must Keep Focus on Climate Risk

Gerard Wynn, a Reuters market analyst, has expressed his own views on the necessity of continuing to deal with the challenges presented by extreme weather and its global impact. Rising temperatures are driving more frequent bouts of extreme weather which …