RedskyNews Category: Europe

Britain Freezes in Minus Temps.

Parts of Britain experienced record low temperatures on Saturday night, including minus 17 degrees Celsius in Wales, forecasters said. The figures were released as the country’s Met Office, Britain’s national forecaster, warned of more heavy snow to come.

Hopes Low Ahead of Cancun Talks

While expectations for last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen were inflated, hope for the United Nations’ climate meeting in Mexico is already low. This time last year the world’s focus was on the Copenhagen summit, which was supposed to

Earth is Warming Faster Than Ever

The world warmed more rapidly than previously thought over the past decade, according to a Met Office report published today, which finds the evidence for man-made climate change has grown even stronger over the last year. The report comes ahead

Plane Overshoots Icy Runway

Nearly 200 passengers have been evacuated from a plane after it left the runway at Newcastle Airport. Tyne and Wear Fire Service said the aircraft, a Thomson flight from Lanzarote, “had gone very slightly off the runway” but remained on

Christmas Cards Suffering Cutbacks

Britons will send 141 million fewer Christmas cards this year than five years ago in an effort to save money and the environment, according to a survey. More than a third of people (36%) have cut their Christmas card list,

Greenhouse Gases at Record Levels

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says concentrations of the main greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached their highest level since pre-industrial times. Concentrations of the gases continued to build up in 2009 – the latest year of observations –

2010 To Be Hottest Year On Record

This year is so far tied for the hottest year in a temperature record dating back to 1850 in a new sign of a warming trend, the three major institutes which calculate global warming estimates told Reuters. U.N. climate talks

Flood Claims Triple in 10 Years

Insurers have seen flood claims triple during the past decade following a rise in severe weather, a trade body has said. Payouts to customers whose homes or businesses have been hit by flooding have totalled £4.5 billion since 2000 –

World Falls short on CO2 Targets

The United Nations says national pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Copenhagen Accord fall short of what is needed to limit a rise in global temperatures of two degrees Celsius. The UN has unveiled the most thorough assessment yet

Climate Change Costs Set To Rise

Costs of combating global warming will rise inexorably if the world fails to cap greenhouse gases by 2015, but new technologies can curb the price, the head of the U.N. climate panel said on Monday. Rajendra Pachauri also told Reuters