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Satellites witness lowest Arctic ice coverage in history

The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level this week since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, opening up the Northwest Passage – a long-sought short cut between Europe and Asia that has been historically impassable.

Asian Brown Clouds Intensify Global Warming

The clouds caused by pollution has intensified solar heat by 50% near the surface of the Asian continent. This accounts for the melting of Himalayan glaciers, which feeds into the major river systems. If this continues, there could be dire consequences for the future.

Rapid Climate Change Overview

Rapid Climate Change Overview

Nick Perry, July 2007

Brief About:

This paper synthesizes the numerous voices in the field of climate change, and gives a detailed but clear look at the state of global ecosystem, the drivers of climate change, and the possible consquences of global warming.

Rapid Climate Change Overview, Executive Summary

Rapid Climate Change Overview, Executive Summary

Nick Perry, July 2007

Brief About:

This paper outlines the essay described above.

Summary of the IPCC Report on the Physical Basis of Climate Change

Summary of IPCC Report

Paul Alois, February 2007


Brief About:

In February of 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report outlining the physical basis of rapid climate change. The report was highly technical, so the staff of WBP simply rewrote it in a more easily digestible format.

UN: Climate Change Behind Darfur Massacre

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon.

Companies Pledge at UN to Cut Carbon Burdens

More than 150 companies including Airbus, Coca-Cola and IKEA pledged on Friday to reduce the carbon burden of their operations in a voluntary pact urging governments to do more to confront climate change. Drugmakers Novartis and Pfizer, mining giants Anglo American and Rio Tinto, and the luxury goods specialist LVMH were among the 153 firms who committed themselves to greater energy efficiency.

Climate change: Scientists warn of ‘imminent peril’

Report says sea levels may rise by several meters by 2100. A group of US scientists have warned that a UN panel on climate change underestimated the scale of sea-level increases this century resulting from global warming.

Wildfire battle continues as interstate reopens -

Firefighters have made some progress in battling three of four Florida wildfires, but the largest blaze was still frustrating efforts to contain it Monday, authorities said.

Storms kill 22 in Midwest, Southeast -

Powerful storms killed 22 people in three states over the weekend, including an Oklahoma mother who died while huddling over her child, authorities said. Her son survived with facial injuries.