Thursday, September 3, 2009

AID-NCR Environment Cell Electronic Newsletter 12

Posted On: September 2,2009
Compiled By : AID-Delhi Environment Cell
Note : This compilation contains news items about Global Warming &
Climate change published in the media.
1.  Global warming melting glaciers: US Geological Survey
Submitted by Justin Sorkin on Sun, 08/09/2009
• The US Geological Survey has unveiled an alarming fact that global warming
has melted glaciers in North America at an accelerating rate since 1958.
• Melting of glaciers at an accelerating rate would definitely result into
drought risks and rising sea levels.
•  The survey shows that both, the Wolverine and Gulkana glaciers have lost
approximately 15 percent of their mass since 1958. While, the South Cascade
Glacier has lost almost a quarter of its mass.
• Scientists say that thinning glaciers are clearly the outcome of global
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2. A global climate deal must be simpler, fairer, and more flexible than
Caus Leggewie , Monday 24 August 2009
• Limiting global warming to 2C above preindustrial levels is absolutely
crucial, says the G8 and most of the world's best climatologists. If this is
to be more than lip service, the consequences will be radical.
• Rich nations cannot continue as before, emerging industrial countries must
leave the old industrial-based path to prosperity, and the rest of the world
may not even embark upon it. Yet the negotiations on emissions limits with
each of the 192 signatory countries in the run-up to the UN climate change
summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 have so far given no indication of so
radical a change. 
• A global climate deal must be simpler, fairer, and more flexible than is
today's Kyoto Protocol. To achieve this, the Global Change Council of
Germany (WGBU) suggests that a budget formula be adopted.
• A responsible global climate policy thus entails a fundamental change of
international relations, and making the necessary institutional innovations
in global governance requires courage.
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3. Climate change hits millions in Nepal
PTI 28 August 2009 
• Millions of people in Nepal face severe food shortage as changing weather
patterns hit crop production in the country,an international agency warned
on  Friday.
• According to the report, "Even the Himalayas Have Stopped Smiling: Climate
Change, Poverty and Adaptation in Nepal", more than 3.4 million people in
Nepal are estimated to require food assistance, due to a combination of
natural disasters, including last year's winter drought -- one of the worst
in the country's history.
• Among recent changes in weather patterns in Nepal are an increase in
temperature extremes, more intense rainfall and increased unpredictability
in weather patterns, including drier winters and delays in the summer

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in the above articles are those of the
respective newspapers/sources, not those of AID-NCR Environment Cell


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