Last June Hong Kong was hit by its heaviest rain on record. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning, and on June 7 some 145.5 mm of rain fell in one hour. The region had never seen anything like it.
There is strong evidence that extreme weather events – such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves – are increasing because of climate change.
Nick Cobbing won second prize in "Picture of the Year" for his work during the Greenpeace expedition to Greenland in the summer of 2005, in the category "Science and Natural History".
George Bush's government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government has moved closer towards ratifying the crucial Kyoto climate change treaty. But while Bush hangs out in...
For 10,000 years the Wilkins Ice Shelf has likely floated unchanged in the Antarctic Peninsula. But this massive slab of ice, 16 times the size of Hong Kong, is no match for climate change.
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