Search Results for Tag: water
Glaciers melting fastest in South America & Alaska
According to an new UN report, presented at UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, glaciers are melting fastest in southern South America and Alaska. The communities urgently need to adapt to the meltdown. Many low-lying glaciers may disappear over the coming decades, with the northwest United States, southwest Canada and the Arctic also affected. The report was compiled by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and scientists. Read more here…
Or the whole report as an e-book here…
DateDecember 8, 2010
“Unanimous agreement on diagnosis of climate change”
At the UN climate conference in Cancun we talked to water expert Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm of the Inter-American Development Bank. The expectations may be low for the present round of climate talks, he told us. But there is something noticeably positive about the COP16 conference: For the first time – and other than only last year at the Copenhagen talks – there's unanimous agreement that climate change is real and that humans are responsible for it, he told us.
DateDecember 7, 2010