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2009-12-21 08:10:00

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the world's largest scientific society, today published a major analysis of the divisive issues at the heart of the debate over global warming and climate change. The article appears at the conclusion of the much-publicized United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which sought to seal a comprehensive international agreement on dealing with global warming. An embargoed text is available to journalists upon...

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2009-12-04 13:15:00

The University of East Anglia announced Thursday it is formally investigating whether scientists at its prestigious Climatic Research Unit falsified data on global warming studies, The Associated Press reported. In late November, emails between some of the world's leading climate scientists were stolen from the university and leaked to the Internet. As a result, skeptics of man-made global warming say the emails are proof that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence showing that...

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2009-12-02 14:10:00

The University of East Anglia said Tuesday that the chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending an investigation, The Associated Press reported. Phil Jones, whose e-mails were among the thousands of pieces of correspondence leaked to the Internet late last month, will relinquish his position as director of the Climatic Research Unit until the completion of an...

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2009-11-30 12:40:00

Following the leak of many private emails between some of the world's leading climate experts, scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted to losing much of the raw temperature data it had stored. The UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) made the revealing announcement after requests were made for the data under the Freedom of Information Act. Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, filed a request for the data. "We do not hold the original...

2009-11-30 06:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Someone hacked into the climate research unit at East Anglia University in England and divulged emails between scientists about their doubts about climate change. "They 'let the polar bear out of the bag' on their questionable tactics used in gathering and analyzing the data," says Matt Harrison, author of The American Evolution and founder of the Prometheus Institute a public policy think tank. www.ThePrometheusInstitute.org "While the global warming...

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2009-11-12 15:05:00

Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over past decade Spurred by a warming climate, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows. The ratio of record highs to lows is likely to increase dramatically in coming decades if emissions of greenhouse gases continue to climb. Results of the research, by authors at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)...

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2009-11-03 14:27:36

Researchers say regional surface temperatures can be affected by land use, suggesting that local and regional strategies, such as creating green spaces and buffer zones in and around urban areas, could be a tool in addressing climate change. A study by researchers from Purdue University and the universities of Colorado and Maryland concluded that greener land cover contributes to cooler temperatures, and almost any other change leads to warmer temperatures. The study, published on line and...

2009-11-03 09:03:58

Most land-use changes occurring in the continental United States reduce vegetative cover and raise regional surface temperatures, says a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland, Purdue University, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. The study, which will appear in the Royal Meteorological Society's International Journal of Climatology, found that almost any change that makes land cover less "green" contributes to warming. However, a less intuitive finding is that...

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2009-11-03 05:50:00

The majestic snow-capped summits of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro are melting quickly "” so quickly, in fact, that the ancient mountain's ice sheet could completely disappear within 20 years, says a US study released on Monday. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, climatologists reported that the ice cap crowning Kilimanjaro's peak shrank by some 85 in the nearly hundred years between 1912 and 2007.  Even more disturbing, ...

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2009-10-30 11:50:16

For decades, climate scientists have worked to identify and measure key substances -- notably greenhouse gases and aerosol particles -- that affect Earth's climate. And they've been aided by ever more sophisticated computer models that make estimating the relative impact of each type of pollutant more reliable. Yet the complexity of nature -- and the models used to quantify it -- continues to serve up surprises. The most recent? Certain gases that cause warming are so closely linked with the...


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