Inaction on global climate change caused 1.2 trillion dollars in global damages in 2010 and will lead to millions of deaths.
That's according to a new Climate Vulnerability Monitor report presented at the Asia Society in New York on Wednesday.
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 15, 2013) Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt. ... watch video
Celeb TV (Oct. 23, 2013) Celebrities and politicians are joining together to change the planet. Former Vice President Al Gore is doing his part for the planet with 24 Hours Of Reality. Joining together with the Climate ... watch video
TheStreet (May 6, 2014) A new report from the federal government says changes in climate are causing harm to Americans and the economy. The National Climate Assessment concludes the nation has already suffered billions of ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Dec. 3, 2012) In the province of Chiapas in Mexico, climate change is bitter reality. Droughts are lasting longer, and rainy seasons getting shorter. But when the rains do come, they can be so heavy that they ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) How can the world curb climate change? The first step is to cut carbon emissions by at least 25 percent.
In order to make this target official, politicians and environmental activists are coming ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) The impact of climate change on international food production has long been underestimated. New studies looking at the effects of extreme weather scenarios on global food prices in 2030 project that ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 7, 2013) Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a Unesco World Heritage site and home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. But one in five native plants as well as nearly 50 percent of its endemic ... watch video
Sep. 2, 2015 To combat complacency and improve disaster preparedness, a researcher is heading a new project focusing on two locations: K?lauea in the Hawaiian Islands, and the Long Valley ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 The successful Dutch iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution is being scaled up and running its first Europe-wide citizen campaign: ... read more
Sep. 4, 2015 A fourth wheat gene governing vernalization -- the biological process requiring cold temperatures to trigger flower formation -- has been identified, giving plant breeders one more tool for ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 The mass balance of glaciers is mainly influenced by winter precipitation and summer temperature. In a recent study, researchers used simple statistical models to assess and ... read more
Sep. 3, 2015 Spatially corrected sea-level records for the Pacific coast indicate that uplift rates are overestimated by 40 percent, scientists report. Uplift is the vertical elevation of Earth's surface in ... read more
Sep. 3, 2015 Biologists have taken an important step in making it possible to clean millions of hectares of land contaminated by explosives. Biologists have unraveled the mechanism of TNT ... read more
Oct. 21, 2013 About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a ... read more
July 18, 2012 Lancaster University (UK) scientists have proposed a new way of considering society’s reactions to global warming by linking societal actions to temperature change. <br /><br />Using ... read more
Feb. 1, 2012 Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by 2100, according to researchers in a new paper. That figure represents an increased vulnerability from population and especially economic ... read more
Nov. 21, 2011 People who believe there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about global warming tend to be less certain that global warming is happening and less supportive of climate policy, researchers ... read more