RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Climate computer under a cloud

The Met Office headquarters has been named as one of Britain’s worst public buildings for pollution – due to a £30 million supercomputer used to predict climate change. The giant IBM machine fills two special halls the size of two

The Plague of Locusts in Revelation 9 Explained

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Locusts have always been a problem but never to the degree that they are today. As temperatures have increased, Locusts have moved with the climate and are now causing havoc as far north in Europe as France. When faced with

Activists seek tough UN climate pact in 100 days

Activists launched what they called the world’s biggest campaign to combat global warming on Friday, urging governments to agree a tough U.N. climate pact at talks in Copenhagen starting in 100 days’ time. Environmental organizations, trade unions, religious groups, scientists,

Adapting to new climate dearer than U.N. says – report

Adapting to the effects of climate change such as floods and droughts is likely to cost two to three times more than the United Nations estimates, a report said on Thursday ahead of a major U.N. summit in December. The

Switzerland commits to 20 pct emissions cut by 2020

The Swiss government on Wednesday committed to cut its carbon emissions by at least 20 percent from its 1990 levels by 2020, but green groups said the target was too modest. The government’s commitment also fell short of targets sought

Lights out for old 100-watt bulbs in EU next week

Old-style 100-watt light bulbs will be banned in Europe’s shops from next week in favour of new energy-saving models, but consumers groups on Wednesday gave the move a guarded welcome. From September 1, 100-watt versions of the old incandescent bulbs

Climate Protesters Head For ‘Secret’ Campsite

Climate Change demonstrators are making their way to Blackheath in southeast London after the ‘secret’ location of their protest camp was revealed. Up to 3,000 protesters had gathered at different meeting points across the capital before their final destination was

Global pact to push China to low-carbon economy: Blair

China’s efforts to build a low-carbon economy would accelerate if world powers agree to a “practical” global climate change pact later this year, former British prime minister Tony Blair said Thursday. Blair was speaking ahead of key UN talks in

Access to water key for world’s poor

An international cast of politicians, industry leaders and United Nations officials joined forces Monday to improve access to water and halt a tide of deaths in poor nations. Some 2,000 experts met at a global water summit in Sweden to

Asia facing unprecedented food shortage, UN report says

Major investment in irrigation systems needed to feed population expected to grow by 1.5 billion over next 40 years The UN has said that billions of dollars will be needed to improve irrigation in Asia. Asia faces an unprecedented food