Monthly Archives: مارچ 29, 2012

  • Planet under pressure, needs urgent change

    مارچ 29, 2012

    Scientists from around the world are seeking a new and closer contract with society to deal with the problems of a planet under so much pressure that radical changes in policy and governance have become necessary.

  • Disaster risks rise in warmer world

    مارچ 28, 2012

    Evidence suggests that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Wednesday.

  • India’s growth at cost of nature

    مارچ 28, 2012

    India’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita rose 120% between 1990 and 2008. But in the same period, the country’s natural capital, the sum of its assets from forests to fossil fuels and minerals, declined 31%, says a leading scholar from the UN University.

  • Cities will need another Germany + France + Spain

    مارچ 27, 2012

    The world’s cities will need an additional 1.5 million square kilometres by 2030 – the combined areas of Germany, France and Spain – for their daily needs unless current patterns of development change drastically, according to experts.

  • Scientists get together to study future earth

    مارچ 27, 2012

    The external environmental costs of doing business are doubling every 14 years, and businesses would have earned 41% less revenue in 2010 if they had to pay the full costs of all the natural resources they used, according to Yvo de Boer, former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • Scientists show how to heal planet under pressure

    مارچ 26, 2012

    The earth is a planet under pressure from human activities, it needs better science and application of the best science to heal it, but that will not be enough, according to Martin Rees, former president of the Royal Society.

  • Another water battle looming

    مارچ 23, 2012

    Pakistan is gearing up for a new fight with India, reports Athar Parvaiz from Ladakh. At the centre of the latest row is a dam funded by international efforts to tackle global warming.

  • Global land deals suck rivers dry

    مارچ 22, 2012

    The current surge in land acquisitions by foreign countries and private companies could lead to regional tensions over water rights, warns a new report by the Stockholm International Water Institute published last week.