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EDITORIAL: Measures to prevent climate catastrophe must be taken...
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, right, and co-chairmen of the IPCC Working Group III hold the panel's new report at a news conference in Berlin on April 13. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Many experts from around the world posed this bottom-line question about the challenge of global warming: Are we going to continue marching toward a global environmental...
Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says U.N. panel, despite...
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, right, and co-chairmen of the IPCC Working Group III hold the panel's new report at a news conference in Berlin on April 13. (AP Photo)
BERLIN--The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere,...
U.N. climate panel: Global warming worsens food, hunger problems
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, during a news conference in Yokohama on March 31 (Nobuhiro Shirai)
YOKOHAMA--Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.
VOX POPULI: Climate change an issue that affects all of us
Children find a cool way to beat the sweltering heat at a park in Fukuoka last August. Japan’s average temperature could rise by a maximum of 6.4 degrees by the end of the 21st century. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A newspaper clipping that I cut out two years ago was about the gigantic proportions of dinosaurs. Citing calculations by a British research team, the article noted that the...
U.N. panel: Reduce greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic effects
A downpour flooded houses in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, in September 2013. An increase in greenhouse gas emissions could lead to cataclysmic environmental changes, a U.N. panel draft report says. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Greenhouse gases must be cut 40 to 70 percent within 36 years to prevent cataclysmic environmental changes, according to a U.N. panel’s draft report that urges an immediate...
Global warming likely to displace hundreds of millions
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Hundreds of millions of people mainly in Asia could be displaced by the end of this century as global warming causes sea levels to rise, according to a report by a special U.N. ...
EDITORIAL: Action needed now, before global warming becomes...
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change release its new report in Stockholm on Sept. 27. (Daisuke Sudo)
The world’s top climate scientists are now 95 percent certain that humans are mostly responsible for the rise of the Earth’s temperature over the past several decades. A...
VOX POPULI: Our Earth spoils easily like fruit when its skin is...
Apples ripen on a tree in Iida, Nagano Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In this harvest season, a short poem titled “Kudamono” (Fruit) by Jukichi Yagi (1898-1927) comes to mind. It goes: “When autumn arrives/ Fruit seems to forget everything/ ...
Draft U.N. climate report warns of rising temperature, sea levels
A child dives into the sea off the island nation of Tuvalu in the western Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has been facing the threat of rising sea levels, which could someday force the tiny nation's entire population to be evacuated. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A new report from an influential U.N. climate change panel predicts a spike in global temperatures and sea levels toward the end of the century, with much of the blame falling...
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