Published 27 May 2004
Last modified 13 Apr 2011, 07:16 PM
In the new Hollywood eco-disaster movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', the northern hemisphere is plunged into an ice age as global climate change causes the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic to 'switch off'. The film is a reminder that global climate change is a serious threat to society and the environment.
Our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth. However, our recent assessments show that the majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status ...