LONDON (Reuters) – The Times Atlas of the World exaggerated the rate of Greenland’s ice loss in its thirteenth edition last week, scientists said on Monday.
The atlas, published by HarperCollins, showed that Greenland lost 15 percent of its ice cover over the past 12 years, based on information from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado in the United States.
LONDON (Reuters) – The global water market could be worth $800 billion by 2035, with Asia making up half that value as rapid economic growth and a rising population boosts demand, the president and chief executive of Finnish chemicals firm Kemira said on Friday.
Some experts foresee the water market hitting $1 trillion by as early as 2020.
“Water is the fastest growing market at the moment, with a size of $500 billion globally,” Harri Kerminen said in an interview in London.
LONDON (Reuters) – There will be an unexpected sight high in the skies over the British county of Norfolk next month: a huge balloon attached to the ground by a giant hosepipe.
It isn’t obvious, but it is the first small step in an experiment which aims to re-create the cooling effect of erupting volcanoes on the earth’s atmosphere.
LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned.
Scientists examined a mass of EU-funded research on the impacts of climate change on Europe’s marine environment and identified the gaps and priorities for future work.
LONDON (Reuters) – The outlook for renewable energy may be cloudy as governments scramble for solutions to a faltering global economy and financial markets suffer from uncertainty, but it is not bleak, analysts said in two separate reports on Friday.
Renewable energy sectors have lagged fossil fuel energy and wider global stocks over the past couple of months and so far this year, data show, underperforming even as world shares slide on concerns about slow global growth.
LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The cost of alternative low
carbon vehicles could fall significantly in the next 15-20 years
as prices of cleaner fuels drop, but they will remain pricier
than conventional cars, a report by UK-based consultancy Element
Energy showed on Tuesday.
The roll-out of alternative vehicles is seen by some as a
crucial step in the shift to a low-carbon economy. HSBC sees the
electric vehicle market growing 20-fold by 2020 to $473 billion.
LONDON (Reuters) – Computer simulations of the weather workings of the entire planet will be able to make forecasts to within a few kilometers accuracy, helping predict the effects of deadly weather systems.
But the world may have to wait 20 to 40 years’ for such accurate information on weather events like El Nino as computer capacity grows, a senior British scientist said Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – A record rise in global greenhouse emissions and ever tighter economic constraints make it crucial for United Nations climate talks in South Africa in November to overcome years of deadlock and deliver a solution, the U.N.’s climate chief told Reuters.
Nearly two decades of U.N. climate change negotiations have so far failed to find a new binding approach to curbing the release of climate-warming gases.
LONDON (Reuters) – Global concern about climate change has risen only very slightly over the past two years, as consumers have focused on more immediate economic worries, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday.
Nielsen’s latest global online environment and sustainability survey showed that 69 percent of 25,000 Internet users in 51 countries were concerned about climate change in 2011, slightly up from 66 percent in a similar poll in 2009, but down from 72 percent in 2007.
LONDON (Reuters) – A double dip recession in Europe could drive European Union carbon permit prices below 10 euros (8.80 pounds) for a prolonged period, Barclays Capital analysts said in a research note on Thursday.
“A deep second recession in Europe would cause EUA prices to fall further, certainly below 10 euros a tonne, and stay lower for longer, in our view,” the analysts said.