Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 on track to being among hottest on record

The year 2014 is on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, on record, according to preliminary estimates by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This is largely due to record high global sea surface temperatures, which will very likely remain above […]

3 December 2014|

Lima conference opens to buoyed hopes for agreement next year

Lima, Peru

An optimistic start–Prospects for reaching a meaningful climate agreement in Paris next year appeared brighter as 194 countries gathered here for the Lima Climate Conference. Buoyed by the recent string of good news that started with commitments announced at the September Climate Summit, and […]

3 December 2014|

Lima conference ‘must write history’ ahead of 2015 climate deadline, UN official says

1 December 2014 – The international community “must write history” on climate action and build momentum toward a universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, a senior United Nations official declared Monday as she opened a two-week UN climate conference in Lima, Peru.

“We must act with urgency,” […]

1 December 2014|

The way it might be without action on global warming

1 December 2014 — The numbers alone are grim, but they don’t tell the whole story.

Specifically, how might an increase in average global temperature of 4°C (7.2°F) affect us?

To translate scientists’ predictions about what could happen if global warming continues unchecked into everyday language, the […]

1 December 2014|

Lima COP to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement

Governments Can Build on Groundswell of Climate Action This Year

Bonn, 28 November 2014 – Governments are preparing to meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima starting next week (1 – 12 Dec) to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change […]

1 December 2014|