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2010-01-12 08:23:11

While governments around the world continue to explore strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a new study suggests policymakers should focus on what needs to be achieved in the next 40 years in order to keep long-term options viable for avoiding dangerous levels of warming. The study is the first of its kind to use a detailed energy system model to analyze the relationship between mid-century targets and the likelihood of achieving long-term outcomes. "Setting mid-century targets...

2010-01-11 13:10:02

President Obama's visit to China before December's Copenhagen conference underlined views that the international strategy to tackle climate change truly hinges on cooperation between the United States and the developing Asian economies. This relationship, as represented in the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), is controversial to environmental analysts. In two papers published today in WIREs Climate Change, analysts debate the significance of the APP and its role as an alternative to the Kyoto...

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2009-12-22 14:05:00

Amid new diplomatic wrangling over the failure of the Copenhagen summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed for world powers to make a new effort to secure a legally binding climate deal next year, AFP reported. Upon returning to the UN headquarters, Ban acknowledged international disappointment over the summit accord on restraining rising temperatures. Ban told reporters he was aware that the outcome of the Copenhagen conference, including the Copenhagen Accord, did not go as far as...

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2009-12-19 13:55:00

Amidst growing talk from pundits of all political persuasions that the Copenhagen climate conference was a royal flop, President Barack Obama attempted to challenge these interpretations on Friday, saying the United States, China and other participants had achieved an "unprecedented breakthrough" in the battle to cut global climate emissions. After months of anticipation and two weeks of intense political wrangling, diplomats from around the world "” including representatives from...

2009-12-18 16:42:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Public Policy Research is showcasing the hypocrisy of the carbon-emitting travels of global warming activists at COP-15 in Copenhagen by offering conscience-clearing "hypocrisy offsets" to attendees. The hypocrisy offsets parody carbon offsets sold and traded allegedly to allow people to live carbon-neutral lives. The hypocrisy offsets also highlight the insincerity of world-traveling, energy-guzzling COP-15 delegates....

2009-12-18 08:36:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of Hopenhagen gathered in City Hall Square with Mayors from around the world to mark WWF's Earth Hour Hopenhagen in a show of support for reaching a global deal on climate change. As the lights were switched off, West Wing actor Bradley Whitford made a moving declaration of hope to the assembled crowd: "On behalf of my children and my children's children, I hope our leaders have the imagination and vision to face the issue of a lifetime."...

2009-12-16 13:38:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of candy suckers are being distributed at the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark today to mock nations that are imposing harsh limits on their carbon emissions at great economic cost for little or no environmental benefit. The group distributing them is the Washington, DC-based free market National Center for Public Policy Research. The suckers bear the caption "Sucker for CO2 Limits." "They say a sucker is born...

2009-12-16 12:54:09

Advises institutions on delivering climate change findings to public Tom Bowman, an expert in communicating scientific issues to the public and president of Bowman Global Change, has developed a series of graphics that translate key figures from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for public audiences. These new graphics provide non-experts access to the authentic scientific information they need to make informed decisions about climate change risks and...

2009-12-16 07:30:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- LimeGreen Earth, Inc. announced today that it will offset the carbon emitted by President Obama's flight on Air Force One to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference, which began on December 7, has brought together diplomats from 192 nations to discuss the global reduction of carbon emissions. LimeGreen Earth applauds this global effort to further...

2009-12-15 12:30:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have convened in Copenhagen to negotiate for a climate treaty likely to devastate the economies of compliant nations. To poke fun while warning of this folly, the National Center for Public Policy Research is handing out T-shirts that display a photo of a Great Depression soup line and read, "My government went to COP15 and all...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.