Thursday, March 02, 2006

Winds of change could spell catastrophe for European winters

The WWF have just bought out a new report (PDF) that summarizes recent scientific findings on future storm activity across western and central Europe under the scenario that the world continues on a business as usual pathway and that little to no action is taken to reduce emissions.

The report examines three parameters: increase in the number of severe winter storms; increase in the number of days with extremely high wind speeds; and increase in maximum wind speeds. It covers seven countries; UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy.

At the end of the report are details on the PowerSwitch campaign, whose goal is to get governments to cut CO2 pollution from coal power stations and force a switch to cleaner, more efficient power.

More Details at WWF...

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