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2010-02-01 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though it no longer exists, the impact of the Free Enterprise Action Fund on the global warming debate was concretized last week when the Securities and Exchange Commission decided to require that publicly-owned companies disclose the risks of global warming laws and regulation. "The Free Enterprise Action Fund turned the tables on the green activists and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) companies that were seeking to use the SEC to...

2010-01-21 09:24:00

Points way forward for Senate outreach to voters across political spectrum WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pollster Frank Luntz today announced new research that shows the American people are eager for Congress to act on climate legislation that would promote energy independence and a healthier environment. The newly released public opinion data indicates a widely shared bi-partisan consensus on the need to reshape the energy-environmental debate and illustrates a clear...

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2010-01-18 13:45:00

A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation, AFP reported. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in 2007 that glaciers in the Himalayas were receding faster than in any other part of the world and could "disappear altogether by 2035 if not sooner". However, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported over the weekend that the 2035 claim was taken...

2009-12-23 07:26:53

A major analysis of the climate debate concludes that the majority of scientists agree that global warming is primarily man-made, although a vocal minority of skeptics is holding onto the idea that Mother Nature is the cause. The cover story of current issue Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine, appears at the conclusion of the much-publicized United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. That conference sought to seal a comprehensive international...

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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...

2009-12-16 11:56:02

Researchers studying climate now have a new tool at their disposal: daily global measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapor in a key part of Earth's atmosphere. The data are courtesy of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft and confirm the mainstream scientific view that large changes in the climate are likely over the next century. Moustafa Chahine, the instrument's science team leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, unveiled the...

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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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2009-11-12 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)...

2009-11-03 21:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Washington Briefing titled Advancing the Global Debate on Climate Change Policy will be held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on November 4. The 9.00-4.30 event will bring together scientists and policy experts, members of Congress and international leaders in a robust debate on the pros and cons of climate change legislation being developed in the Congress, and the agreements that might emerge from the Copenhagen Climate Summit in...