Greenland ice sheet losses double
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
Heat waves are signals of a climate disaster
In 2003 alone 70,000 people in 16 European countries died as a result of heat waves covering large parts of the continent. Around 80 per cent of these were people above the age of 75. In summer 2010 around 55,000 Russian people died as a result of an extreme heat wave in the country.