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Temperature change 1765

Image | 11 July, 2001 at 2:00

Temperature change 1765-2100: Graph excerpted from the IPCC's Third Assessment Report showing past and predicted changes to global temperature.

President Chirac: Time to pressure Putin on Kyoto

Press release | 19 February, 2003 at 1:00

Chirac needs to pursuade the Russian President to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

Greenpeace activists scale the 327

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 16:48

Greenpeace activists scale the 327-meter high Eiffel Tower, and unfurl a giant banner. It took 44 protesters, 100 meters of rope, and 500 square meters of fabric, and was timed to deploy as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

IPCC AR4 briefing

Publication | 31 March, 2007 at 2:00

In February 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of a series of reports which will make up the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”, assesses the current...

IPCC AR4 briefing - Millions at Risk

Publication | 31 March, 2007 at 19:07

There is a fundamental injustice at the heart of the climate change problem. The first and worst impacts of climate change are being felt by the poor in the developing world. Drought in sub-Saharan Africa, floods in China and India, and a near...

Brussels climate change meeting

Feature story | 3 April, 2007 at 2:00

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assembles in Brussels this week. On Friday they will deliver their latest assessment on the potential impacts of climate change. While the picture they paint will likely be a dire one, there are...

New climate impacts report from IPCC

Feature story | 6 April, 2007 at 2:00

The new report was agreed after almost a week of negotiations, at the end of a tense 24-hour marathon session which became increasingly political. The second of a series of four to be released throughout 2007, this report documents the...

Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution shows direction at climate crossroads

Press release | 30 April, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the world’s Governments take immediate action to revolutionise global energy production and use, in response to repeated warnings about catastrophic climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Bangkok IPCC meeting

Feature story | 30 April, 2007 at 2:00

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Bangkok to agree in its report, 'Mitigation of Climate Change'- the third in the series that will make up the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report. Our team is at the meeting...

Dr

Image | 30 April, 2007 at 3:00

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meets members of Solar Generation prior to opening the IPCC's Working Group III meeting in Bangkok.

Climate Change - Nuclear not the answer

Publication | 30 April, 2007 at 14:45

While the nuclear industry’s 1950s dream of clean energy that would be too cheap to meter lies in economic and environmental tatters that same industry is now desperately trying to convince us that it is the solution to climate change. While the...

Briefing: IPCC background

Publication | 30 April, 2007 at 16:08

The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988. At the time it was recognised that climate change was a serious issue and that world leaders would need unbiased...

Briefing: Key outcomes IPCC, 4th assessment report, Working Group III

Publication | 4 May, 2007 at 2:00

Summary of key outcomes of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report, Working Group III on ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’ Bangkok, May 2007

IPCC report lays out options

Feature story | 4 May, 2007 at 19:27

Renewable energy and energy efficiency are vital. The next two decades are crucial. Changing our energy use is less costly than changing our climate. These are findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report "Mitigating...

Ark being built on Mount Ararat

Feature story | 16 May, 2007 at 23:16

Greenpeace activists have started construction on a replica of Noah's Ark, 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level. Many people believe that Mount Ararat is the place where Noah's Ark landed after the floods. The replica ark is designed to be...

Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

IPCC final report most important document this year

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 November, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started their final 2007 meeting today in Valencia, Spain. We greeted them with three banners bearing the message “Warning: save the climate now.” This week the IPCC will...

Hitting the emergency stop button on coal

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

Before dawn this morning our activists occupied and took peaceful direct action to shut down a coal-fired power plant in Australia - locking onto the conveyor system to prevent coal from feeding the plant.

IPCC 4th Assessment Synthesis report

Press release | 17 November, 2007 at 18:39

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a stark warning that Governments need to take strong action for the climate when they meet in Bali to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol’s second phase in two weeks’ time,...

Background Briefing - Bonn Climate Talks

Publication | 30 May, 2008 at 19:28

The next round of international climate negotiations will take place in Bonn, Germany from June 2 – 13, 2008. This will be the second such meeting since the launch of the Bali Action Plan (BAP) in Indonesia in December 2007. The plan, agreed by...

The Climate Crisis – Racing over the edge

Publication | 8 December, 2008 at 1:00

A multitude of new scientific findings and empirical evidence show the rate of climate change is surpassing the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) worst case forecasts as made in their Fourth Assessment Report, released just last year.

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Nuclear News: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news

Blog entry by Aslihan | 25 May, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Domain-B: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news The operators of the Sellafield nuclear facility in the UK are to be prosecuted after two employees of a...

Why the G8 needs to finance Developing Country climate action

Publication | 3 July, 2009 at 12:41

A deal in Copenhagen will not be possible unless developed countries follow through on their commitments to support emission reductions and climate change adaptation in developing countries.

US and China on climate - who's doing better?

Publication | 6 October, 2009 at 19:35

The "blame China" line on climate has become the mantra of developed country excuses for not acting at home. This paper sets out a comparison between the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters: the US and China.

Greenpeace expectations for barcelona climate talks

Publication | 2 November, 2009 at 9:36

Government officials meeting in Barcelona from 2-6 November 2009 will talk about climate negotiations as the last set before the climate summit at Copenhagen in December.

Keeping Kyoto

Publication | 2 November, 2009 at 9:49

Why international rules are important for stopping climate change. Assessing proposals by the US and Australia, ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Summit

Finance outcomes

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

An equitable climate agreement in Copenhagen must take into account countries’ historical responsibility and capacity to act.

A Good Treaty for Forests at Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

Why protecting tropical forests is vital to tackling climate change.

Copenhagen Climate Summit - Greenpeace Demands (short version)

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

An increase in global temperature of even 1.5°C could lead to irreversible impacts, and 2°C risks triggering catastrophic runaway climate change. Governments need to take action now to ensure emissions peak by 2015 and decline rapidly to zero by...

HFCs in the Copenhagen Deal

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:02

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been increasingly used in the last decade or so as alternative refrigerants to ozone-damaging CFCs, which are now banned under the Montreal Protocol. Unfortunately, although considered ozone-friendly, HFCs are...

How committed are we?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:22

Why the Copenhagen Treaty should keep the current five-year commitment periods.

Appropriate Actions for Developing Countries?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:36

These climate policy recommendations for developing countries call for them to leap-frog dirty technology and align economic development policies with their strategies to prevent climate change.

Leading on emission cuts

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:42

This document is a guide to the emissions commitments made by industrialised countries and explains what action is needed to ensure increases in global temperature stay below 2 degrees Celcius.

Keeping Kyoto's Rules and Obligations

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:18

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol was negotiated in 1997 and binds a group of 37 industrialised countries to greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 5...

Shared Vision

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:28

The Bali Action Plan (BAP), agreed in 2007, launched a two-year negotiating process to agree a climate deal. The Copenhagen Climate Summit is the deadline for that agreement. One of the key elements of the BAP was the 'shared vision.' The...

Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:35

Once the smoke blows away and the mirrors are removed it becomes obvious that the focus by some world leaders on the process of the climate negotiations is designed to obscure their reluctance to talk about the substance.

COP15: Assessment of the Accord

Publication | 19 December, 2009 at 17:09

Detailed assessment of the Copenhagen Accord in relation to the science-based demands put forward by Greenpeace in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

UNFCCC Secretariat Pledges Assessment

Publication | 29 January, 2010 at 14:45

The UNFCCC secretariat's preliminary assessment of nations' pledges and voluntary commitments, 15 December 2009, to reduce carbon emissions finds that a significant gap remains that will lead to temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius.

February 3: More outcry over Brazil's controversial Belo Monte mega-dam; Fossil Fuel...

Blog entry by mwilson | 3 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series. View of the Jericoá Rapids at the Big Bend of the Xingu River. Photo: Monti Aguirre . Brazilian mega-dam causes outcry The $11-17 billion project in the heart of the Amazon, on the Xingu River...

No Scandal behind these gates

Feature story | 5 February, 2010 at 1:00

Since December there has been a glut of stories challenging the science of climate change as represented by the IPCC. Should we be concerned? Only about climate change.

February 5: Greenpeace Germany release pesticide "black list"; US, Canada going...

Blog entry by mwilson | 5 February, 2010 1 comment

This is a trial series. 451 pesticides allowed in the EU are used on our food. Photo: Greenpeace / Holde Schneider Greenpeace Germany has published a "black list" of the most dangerous pesticides , which includes 451...

March 1: Poll shows - 84.3 percent of the Chinese people feel unsure about GE food

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 1 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series The online version of Chinese People's Daily focused on the report published by Greenpeace " Counting the Costs of genetic engineering ". Polls show that 84.3 percent of the 50,000 asked had no...

March 5: Exit Glacier in Alaska melting quicker as temperatures rise

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 5 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series Glacier melt - proof of climate change Exit Glacier in Alaska is said to be steadily melting, shrinking two miles over the past 200 years as it tries to strike a new balance with rising...

March 10: Opposition in EU to GE-potato; China, India ratify Copenhagen Accord

Blog entry by mwilson | 10 March, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace has called for a renewed moratorium ("GE-Free!") in Switzerland on GE crops. © Greenpeace. Following the "quiet" introduction of genetically-engineered potato in the EU Commission (BASF's Amflora), more opposition has...

March 11: Greenpeace France block nuclear cargo

Blog entry by mwilson | 11 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists last night blocked a cargo of dupleted uranium going from France to Russia. © Pierre Gleizes Fifteen Greenpeace activists last night blocked a train carrying depleted uranium from leaving Val-de-Mar in France,...

March 12: Bulgaria blocks GE, Monsanto under pressure; EU companies in CO2 trading scam

Blog entry by mwilson | 12 March, 2010

Greenpeace activists protest against GE in front of EU-parliament. © Greenpeace / Eric de Mildt In Bulgaria the parliament has voted to ban GE crop cultivation . The decision comes as opposition grows to the EU Commission's "quiet"...

March 15: Kumi fights back climate skeptics

Blog entry by Almudena | 15 March, 2010

New Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo (centre) Greenpeace's head Kumi Naidoo took centre stage this Sunday to address the issue of climate change skepticism in an interview with Andrew Maar in the BBC. He...

Dealing in Doubt

Publication | 24 March, 2010 at 1:00

The climate denial industry and climate science - a brief history of attacks on climate science, climate scientists and the IPCC.

Sunday Times retracts critique of climate scientists' report

Blog entry by Brian | 23 June, 2010 1 comment

Cindy Baxter writes: The UK Sunday Times has apologised over a major part of the so-called “climategate’ scandal – "Amazongate".    In February this year, the Sunday Times ran a story alleging that the IPCC was making stuff up...

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