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2011-04-26 00:00:27

American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations in cap & trade fight. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 A Nature.com editorial calls "Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate" by American University Professor Matthew Nisbet "essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate-change debate." The new research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade...

2011-04-25 14:28:20

American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations New research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade legislation failed because of the spending advantages of opponents and false balance in news coverage. The report, "Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate," was released today by American University Professor Matthew Nisbet. "There is a tendency among environmentalists...

2011-02-12 00:00:41

This letter to Congress counters one sent last week by climate alarmsits who make baseless predictions of environmental calamity and urge legislation to curb carbon emissions. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 NOTE: Craig Idso, Keith Idso, and Sherwood Idso drafted and submitted the following letter to Congress in response to a letter recently submitted by 18 scientists urging Congress to pass legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Idsos are scientists who operate the Center for...

2011-02-10 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new U.S. Congress prepares to hold hearings on the politically polarized issue of climate change, and rising global oil and food prices begin to impact the economic recovery, a new report says a time-tested, apolitical approach could offer a clear and non-partisan path forward. Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security, produced by the non-profit organization E3G, is the result of a series of closed-door...

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2011-02-10 10:05:00

Skeptics are having a "corrosive effect" on public opinion of climate chage, the British heir to the throne, Prince Charles, said on Wednesday when speaking to an audience of MEPs and other policymakers at a conference in Brussels. He added that they are playing "a reckless game of roulette" with the planet's future. The Prince asked: "How are these people going to face their grandchildren and admit to them that they failed their future? Their suggestion, that hundreds of scientists around...

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2011-01-15 07:00:00

The price of fighting climate change is even higher than what was estimated in a 2006 study, said British economist Nicholas Stern, who earned an estimated 500,000-dollar Spanish award on Friday for his work. Stern won the BBVA Foundation award for measuring the economic cost of climate change, notably in his 2006 Stern Review which found that economically, it was better to fight climate change than to do nothing about it. His "advanced economic analysis" quantified the impacts of climate...

2010-12-07 16:25:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA computer modeling effort has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback - a cooling effect - in the Earth's climate system that could work to reduce future global warming. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cooling effect would be -0.3 degrees Celsius (C) (-0.5 Fahrenheit (F)) globally and...

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2010-11-23 06:05:00

United Nations leaders will insist on solid results from the upcoming Cancun climate summit as global warming accelerates, an event organizer with the UN said Monday. The next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming will be much worse than the last one, Robert Orr, UN secretary general for planning, told AFP. He said that negotiators attending the Cancun summit "need to remind themselves, the longer we delay, the more we will pay both in terms of lives and in...

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2010-11-09 10:25:00

Hundreds of scientists and climate change experts are vowing to band together to speak out in response to climate change skeptics--a move that some surmise comes in response to the political gains made by the Republican Party in last week's Congressional elections. "The moves signals a bold approach by scientists, typically reluctant to get involved in policy debates, as US President Barack Obama's efforts to set stricter penalties for polluters face near-certain defeat in the legislature,"...

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2010-10-07 06:30:00

Scientists discovered that a decline in solar activity did not lead to an expected cooling of the Earth, a bizarre finding that many think will have repercussions for climate change models. The Sun is known to go through 11-year cycles where activity waxes and wanes. Scientists theorized that during waning phases, the amount of radiation that reaches Earth is far less. A new study was carried out between 2004 and 2007 during a solar waning phase. Researchers found that the amount of energy...


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