RedskyNews Category: Governments & Politics

McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney is urging the world to go vegetarian in a bid to fight global warming and is surprised more green groups don’t promote it. In an interview with the animal rights group People

Thousands march in Spain over climate change

MADRID (AFP) – Thousands marched through Madrid on Sunday to demand that the Spanish government adopt concrete measures to fight climate change, organisers said. “We demand a law against climate change that calls for an increase in the use of

Biofuels under attack as world food prices soar

PARIS (AFP) – Hailed until only months ago as a silver bullet in the fight against global warming, biofuels are now accused of snatching food out of the mouths of the poor. Billions have been poured into developing sugar- and

Australia’s future forum looks to a republic, and Asia

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian republic, greater involvement in Asia and dealing urgently with climate change were Sunday backed by 1,000 of the nation’s “best and brightest” at a summit for the future. Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Australia 2020

Bush urges halt of CO2 emission growth by 2025

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Wednesday called for halting the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, but drew quick criticism for offering few ideas on how to do so before his term ends next year.

EU defends biofuel goals amid food crises

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a “crime against humanity” that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package. “There is no question

World Food riots to worsen without global action: U.N.

ROME (Reuters) – Food riots in developing countries will spread unless world leaders take major steps to reduce prices for the poor, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday. Despite a forecast 2.6

Govs. to gather to address global warming

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago. As many as 10 governors and leading experts

China blames Global Warming for growing water shortages

China suffers a water shortage of nearly 40 billion cubic metres a year which Water Resources Minister Chen Lei blamed largely on global warming, state media have reported. “The changes have led to a combination of both frequent drought and