|04.12.2013 CAN Europe
This Is Climate Change In Europe
The latest IPCC report offers again a stark reminder of the risks of a warming world: all regions are facing negative impacts on people's lives and health, our planet and our prosperity. Europe and the rest of the developed world cannot still ignore the impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events are no longer restricted to far off, exotic places.This new report highlights the climate impacts hitting Europe from a variety of perspectives, including ecological and food security.
Oromia Insurance profit soars
Oromia started micro-insurance activities in December 2009 with the objective of delivering micro-insurance products primarily to farmers' cooperatives who are mostly OIC's shareholders with over 1.3 million individual farmers.OIC has been selected as a research partner by different institutions that drive the ideas of micro-insurance forward...
|16.10.2013 BBC News
Extreme weather can be the 'most important cause of poverty'
“New research suggests that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.The authors argue that where disasters like drought are prevalent, they can be the most important cause of poverty.They say that up to 325 million people will be living in countries highly exposed to natural hazards by 2030. If aid is not used to reduce these risks, the progress made in fighting poverty could disappear.
Uno-Bericht: Klimawandel ändert unsere Welt grundlegend
“Die Uno warnt in ihrem neuen Klimareport vor einem sehr schnellen Anstieg des Meeresspiegels. Es drohen Hitzewellen, viele Gletscher könnten komplett verschwinden, für Regionen wie Deutschland sagen die Forscher mehr Starkregen voraus. Die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse im Überblick.
|27.09.2013 IPCC 2013 Report
Summary for Policy Makers
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new
evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of
the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations
using climate models. It builds upon the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth
Assessment Report (AR4), and incorporates subsequent new findings of research. As a
component of the fifth assessment cycle, the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of
Extreme Events to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) is an important basis for
information on changing weather and climate extremes.
|19.09.2013 Scoop NZ
America’s Cup is weather-dependent, our economy can’t be
“The weather had a big impact today. The 12th race of the America’s Cup was abandoned and Statistics New Zealand figures released today showed that GDP growth in the last quarter stagnated because of the drought. Agriculture activity declined by 6.4 per cent.
Extreme weather events fuel climate change
When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. Whether these extreme climate events result in the release of more CO2.
|17.07.2013 Daily Mail
Britain basks in hottest day of the year with temperatures hitting 32.2C as forecasters predict a cooler weekend (but only by 4 degrees!)
With temperatures reaching 32.2C in Hampton, south-west London, and the Met Office issuing a 'level three' heatwave warning, many people are hoping the spell of good weather lasts in time for the weekend.
|22.06.2013 Südwest Presse
Wetter: Landwirtschaft muss bei frühen Sorten Ernteausfälle hinnehmen
Wetterkapriolen verhageln vielen Bauern die Bilanz: nach einem verregneten und kalten Frühjahr kommen auch noch Hochwasserschäden hinzu. Für die Verbraucher bedeuten Ernteausfälle höhere Preise.
|12.06.2013 BBC UK
Britain's wheat crop 'down by third after extreme weather'
Britain's wheat harvest this year could be almost 30% smaller than it was last year because of extreme weather, the National Farmers' Union has warned..
|10.06.2013 E& E Publishing
EXTREME WEATHER: Catastrophic European floods raise climate concerns
As the Danube River reaches record high levels and thousands flee Europe's worst flooding in more than a decade, scientists already are predicting that this deluge may be a portent of things to come..
|17.05.2013 ABC News
Predictions Australia will be hardest hit by climate change
A national conference on mining and coal seam gas in the Hunter Valley this weekend will hear the world is past the point of preventing climate change.
|07.05.2013 Hitzewellen, Trockenperioden und Schneemangel
Hitzewellen, Trockenperioden und Schneemangel
Die Schweiz im Jahr 2060: Ein Bericht von Meteo Schweiz sagt eine drastische Klimaveränderung voraus. Besonders hart würde es die Skigebiete treffen. In der Schweiz werden Sommertage zahlreicher und Vegetationsperioden länger. Der Klimawandel wird auch zu mehr Wetterextremen führen: Die Klimatologen erwarten häufigere Hitzewellen und längere Trockenperioden, wie ein heute veröffentlichter Bericht von Meteo Schweiz zeigt.
|05.04.2013 Die Welt
Wegen Frost kommt Spargel mit enormer Verspätung
Deutschlands Firmen leiden unter der Kälte. Bauunternehmer, Modehändler und Landwirte trifft es besonders hart. Und jetzt kommt auch noch der Spargel später. Es gibt aber auch Profiteure der Kälte.
Drought will become one of the most destructive natural catastrophes: Munich Re
Globally the risks posed by and impacts created by droughts and heatwaves have been growing in recent years, yet drought itself remains a widely underestimated natural hazard, according to a recent report published by the worlds largest reinsurer Munich Re. According to Munich Re’s report, there have been around ten loss-producing droughts around the world every year in the early eighties, but in recent years this number has almost doubled.
UK rains prompt downgrade to EU wheat hopes
The excessive rains in the UK – which may be poised to ease - prompted Strategie Grains to cut again its forecast for the European Union wheat harvest, the world's biggest..
|12.02.2013 Center for American Progress
Going to Extremes: The $188 Billion Price Tag from Climate-Related Extreme Weather
The United States was subjected to many severe climate-related extreme weather over the past two years. In 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events—floods, drought, storms, and wildfires—that each caused at least $1 billion in damage. There were another 11 such disasters in 2012. These extreme weather events reflect part of the unpaid bill from climate change—a tab that will only grow over time.
At $28 billion hurricane Sandy was the largest insured loss event of 2012: Aon Benfield
Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development arm Impact Forecasting released its latest annual study of catastrophe events and the resulting economic and insured losses yesterday. The Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report looks back at the disasters of 2012 and provides statistics and analysis on the year versus prior loss years. Hurricane Sandy, unsurprisingly, was the largest insured loss event of the year with an estimated cost to the market of $28.2 billion.
|28.01.2013 BBC News Asia
'Major flood crisis' hits Queensland, Australia
The Australian state of Queensland is facing a "major flood crisis", its premier has warned. Rescuers are trying to reach hundreds of people stranded in the city of Bundaberg by rising waters and there are fears homes could be washed away by fast-moving waters. Three people have already died in the Queensland flooding, after a cyclone brought heavy rain.
Australia turns from record heat to inundations
Be careful what you wish for. Prayers for rain in some dry areas of Australia have been answered with inundations, turning crop losses from flooding rather than dryness into growers' main concern..
|12.01.2013 The Guardian
As Australia heatwave hits new high, warning that bushfires will continue
As crews battle 'atrocious conditions' fire chiefs say that lives have been saved by better ways of predicting outbreaks