Global temperatures ‘highest in 4000 years’

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Science: Earth’s temperature is changing faster now than at any time since the last ice age, according to a new analysis of global temperatures spanning the last 11,300 years. (New Scientist)

Download the full paper via the Science Journal website: A Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years

Germany: Angela Merkel warns time  of the essence if Germany is to shift to renewable energy and power intensive industries (Planet Ark)

Poland: Warsaw will not receive extra carbon allowances in the next phase of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) after a court ruled the European Commission was within its rights to restrict allocations to members in 2011. (RTCC)

Arctic: One fifth of Canada’s Arctic Archipelago  glaciers could melt by 2100, causing a sea level rise of 3.5cm, according to new research from the EU funded ice2sea programme. (RTCC)

CO2 levels: Reports of dramatic rises in the levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be treated with caution, a leading climate scientist has told RTCC. (RTCC)

Sri Lanka: Country could slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 19% of projected levels in 2020 at little or no long-term cost using an array of green power options (Electric Light & Power)

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