Climate change and global warming news April 2007

April 27, 2007
Government officials of Indonesia's three most heavily forested areas have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by deforestation to reduce the impact of climate change. Read more

April 25, 2007

Over 1 billion people who live in low-lying areas where a sudden surge in sea level through sea expansion and glacier melt triggered by global warming could prove as disastrous as the 2004 Asian tsunami. Read more

April 23, 2007
A brief conversation between Sheryl Crow, Laurie David and Karl Rove about global warming left the singer and environmental activist feeling left rather in the cold. Read more

April 20, 2007
Democrats have stated that they will start to green House buildings, operating them "in a carbon neutral manner" by the end of late 2008 or early 2009. The House and several office buildings will switch to 100% renewable energy and other improvements will be made to make them more energy efficient. Read more.

April 19 2007
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore (and the man who perhaps should have been president) has been honored with a United Nations environmental award. The man often referred to as being the person who alerted the massed to climate change via his global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", wasn't in attendance and his acceptance speech was read by actress Daryl Hannah. Read more

April 15, 2007
Inuit hunters are dying after falling through ice that was once able to support their weight. Dolphins are being seen in waters where they have never frequented. There's now not even enough snow for building igloo shelters. Welcome to ground zero for global warming related climate change - Canada. Read more

April 9, 2007
The Australian state of Victoria will be the country's first geosequestration attempt - the process of pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs. Causing alarm for some regarding stability is the issue that the area has a volcanic history. Read more

April 8, 2007
Commentary on the effects of global warming on impoverished children of the world. Up to 175 million children will be affected every year over the next ten years by climate-related crises such as droughts, floods and storms. Read more

April 8, 2007
With close to 20% of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation, the USA and Australia have committed to work together on a global deforestation initiative. Read more

April 5, 2007
Comparing the impact of global warming climate change with the Dustbowl phenomenon of the 1930s, scientists are predicting extreme and perpetual drought throughout America's southwest during this century. Read more

April 2, 2007
According to a sneak peek of the UN's climate panel report due out on Friday, global warming induced climate change could generate even more starvation in Africa, and see glaciers in the Himalayas disappear for the most part by the third decade of this century. Equally as disturbing, 20% of Planet Earth's remaining animal could be threatened with extinction through an increase of temperature of just a couple of degrees. Read more