Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Earth Science News .




ICE WORLD
'Great opportunities' from climate change: Iceland PM
by Staff Writers
Reykjavik (AFP) April 02, 2014


Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said Wednesday that climate change will create "great opportunities" for the Nordic island nation in the future.

"There will be water shortages, energy will be more expensive, there will be land shortages so it is predicted that food prices will rise in the foreseeable future," he told public broadcaster RUV.

Referring to predictions from US climate scientist Laurence C. Smith that there will be winners and losers from climate change by 2050, the Icelandic premier said his country was one of those that are expected to prosper.

"Great opportunities are opening up in the north in regard to shipping routes, in regard to oil and gas production and other raw materials and not least in regard to food production," he said.

Gunnlaugsson's comments angered opposition politicians.

"It is not responsible to view climate change from the narrow interests of Iceland," said Left-Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir, adding that there "may turn out to be not such great opportunities in the end".

On Monday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of a "severe, pervasive and irreversible impact" if nothing is done to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

The IPCC warned that untamed greenhouse gas emissions may cost trillions of dollars in damage to property and ecosystems, and in bills for shoring up climate defences.

.


Related Links
Beyond the Ice Age






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





ICE WORLD
New clues to decline and extinction of woolly mammoths
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Mar 27, 2014
Researchers recently noticed that the remains of woolly mammoths from the North Sea often possess a 'cervical' (neck) rib-in fact, 10 times more frequently than in modern elephants (33.3% versus 3.3%). In modern animals, these cervical ribs are often associated with inbreeding and adverse environmental conditions during pregnancy. If the same factors were behind the anomalies in mammoths, ... read more


ICE WORLD
US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

Malaysia PM to visit Perth as jet-search window narrowsw/ll

No clues in MH370 cockpit transcript as search wears on

Emergency management in Arctic: Experts offer seven key recommendations

ICE WORLD
Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera

Happily surprised? Sadly angry? Computer tags emotions

Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

Big Data keeps complex production running smoothly

ICE WORLD
Invasive waterways species spread due to climate change

'Mama Kanga': Nigeria's 'well woman'

Toxic water scandal hits Italian region

S.Africa and Lesotho move forward on mega water project

ICE WORLD
Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast

Researchers reveal the dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems

New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss

New clues to decline and extinction of woolly mammoths

ICE WORLD
Space tech provides Africa's first Islamic insurance for herders

Ancient African cattle first domesticated in Middle East

Research Clarifies Health Costs of Air Pollution from Agriculture

Ancient African Cattle First Domesticated in Middle East

ICE WORLD
Shallow quake rattles jittery Los Angeles

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparking tsunami warnings

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

VIMS model now capable of street-level storm-tide predictions

ICE WORLD
Nigerian military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims

Cameroon arrests three for trafficking arms to Boko Haram

Underfunded S.Africa military in 'critical decline': review

France calls for more European troops for C.Africa mission

ICE WORLD
Technofossils are an unprecedented legacy left behind by humans

Scientists build 'designer' chromosome

New Technique Sheds Light on Human Neural Networks

Eyes are windows to the soul -- and evolution




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.