Climate News and Events
The latest climate and climate-related news and events from Klima, Manila Observatory, the Philippines, and the Southeast Asian region.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As disputes intensify at the already-bogged down United Nations climate negotiations, the Philippines on Thursday called for urgent action to halt global warming, citing its own experience with a deadly typhoon as a nightmare scenario countries may face more frequently if climate change is left unchecked.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The country’s topography stands to be altered considerably in the face of rising sea levels triggered by warming global temperatures.
DOHA, Qatar—Pointing to the destruction caused by Hurricane “Sandy” and other weather disasters this year, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told an international climate conference here on Tuesday that it was time to “prove wrong” those who still have doubts about global warming.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal.
DOHA (AP) — Despite early cooling from La Nina, 2012 is on track to become one of the top 10 hottest years on record, with the U.S. experiencing extreme warmth and Arctic Sea ice shrinking to its lowest extent, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.
CORREGIDOR ISLAND, Bataan - Incoming extreme weather to Metro Manila from the West Philippine Sea is now monitored by a newly installed weather station in Corregidor.
DOHA (AP) — An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the UN weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening "before our eyes."
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.N. talks on a new climate pact resumed Monday in oil and gas-rich Qatar, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss fighting global warming and helping poor nations adapt to it.