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2009-09-23 12:00:00

STOCKHOLM/>, September 23/> /PRNewswire/ -- New approaches are needed to help humanity deal with climate change and other global environmental threats that lie ahead in the 21st century. A group of 28 internationally renowned scientists propose that global biophysical boundaries, identified on the basis of the scientific understanding of the Earth System, can define a 'safe planetary operating space' that will allow humanity to continue to develop and thrive for generations to come....

2009-08-26 08:34:37

The 2009 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science will be presented to Prof. Sir John Houghton, President of the John Ray Initiative, United Kingdom.The Members of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council make this year's Science award to Prof. Sir John Houghton for his leading contributions to environmental research, especially on climate change, as well as his remote sensing system of the Earth's atmosphere, which is considered one of the most important tools in today's...

2009-08-18 07:00:00

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Steamboat Institute is pleased to announce that climate change experts Patrick J. Michaels, William M. Gray, and Marc Morano are scheduled to speak at the 2009 Inaugural Freedom Conference on Saturday, August 29, 2009. The event will be held at the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Michaels and Gray will participate in a panel discussion about their scientific research on climate change. Morano will...

2009-06-26 13:14:00

Global Warming Bill Would Kill Jobs, Slow Economy CHARLESTON, W.V., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 19th, 2009, Massey Energy Chairman and CEO Don L. Blankenship invited Dr. James Hansen to participate in an open discussion about global warming and the economy in West Virginia. While Dr. Hansen was unable to fit a public debate into his schedule this week, Mr. Blankenship has extended the invitation and issued the following statement: "A week ago today, I issued an...

2009-04-08 12:48:31

U.S. space agency scientists say they've determined aerosols can influence climate by either reflecting or absorbing the sun's radiation in the atmosphere. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers said such aerosols -- tiny airborne particles -- enter the Earth's atmosphere from both natural and human sources such as industrial pollution, volcanoes and residential cook stoves. The scientists said much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 might be due...

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2009-04-08 15:22:44

Though greenhouse gases are invariably at the center of discussions about global climate change, new NASA research suggests that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 may be due to changes in tiny airborne particles called aerosols. Emitted by natural and human sources, aerosols can directly influence climate by reflecting or absorbing the sun's radiation. The small particles also affect climate indirectly by seeding clouds and changing cloud properties, such as...

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2009-03-19 15:15:59

NASA scientist and leading climate expert, James Hansen, said on Wednesday that more drastic measures may be needed in order to change the course of climate change policy. "The first action that people should take is to use the democratic process. What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash," said Hansen as he headed to a protest against power firm E.ON in Coventry. "The democratic process is...

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2009-03-16 16:35:00

Strong winters with bitter cold and record snowfall during the last two years have led some to doubt whether the global climate is truly warming.  Meanwhile, a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could turn the climate change world upside down. The scientists used a math application known as "synchronized chaos," and applied it to climate data obtained over the past century. "Imagine that you have four synchronized swimmers and they are not holding hands...

2009-03-09 06:43:18

Climate change skeptics meeting at an annual conference in New York Monday are showing signs of internal disputes and weakening support, observers say. The three-day International Conference on Climate Change, organized each year by the nonprofit Heartland Institute, which seeks deregulation and unfettered markets, serves as a platform for those who dispute the position of the Obama administration and Democratic lawmakers who cite science pointing to human activity as the cause of global...

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2009-01-27 14:35:00

Researchers declared Monday that many damaging effects of climate change are already basically irreversible, warning that even if carbon emissions can somehow be halted temperatures around the globe will remain high until at least the year 3000. "People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 years; that's not true," climate researcher Susan Solomon said in a teleconference. Solomon, a senior NOAA scientist, also said that...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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