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2009-06-24 12:50:00

House Democrats working on quick legislation to combat global warming said on Tuesday a bill that would reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide was showing signs of progress, Reuters reported. President Barack Obama said at a midday White House press conference the "historic" climate change bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives would "transform the way we produce and use energy in America." The president said the legislation would spark a "transformation that will reduce...

2009-06-15 13:23:22

Canadian scientists say they have discovered a direct relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Concordia University Professor Damon Matthews said he used a combination of global climate models and historical climate data to show there is a simple linear relationship between total cumulative emissions and global temperature change. He said the findings mean that scientists can now say: If you emit a ton of carbon dioxide, it will lead to 0.0000000000015 degrees of...

2009-06-03 10:20:00

Joint Center's Climate Change Commission Hosts Town Hall Meeting HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: WHO: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center) and its Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change (Commission) WHAT: The Commission seeks to increase the involvement of communities in the climate change debate and will hold a Town Hall meeting this month to hear...

2009-05-29 14:51:09

Climate change today accounts for more than 300,000 deaths throughout the world each year, officials of humanitarian group in Switzerland said. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, president of the Global Humanitarian Forum, released the report on the human impact of climate change in London Friday. Increasingly severe heat waves, storms, floods and forest fires will cause greater hunger, disease and poverty, the report said, and by 2030 will bring the annual death toll from climate...

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2009-05-21 12:19:15

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology analysis suggests the impact of global warming could be much worse than thought, at least double previous estimates. In what is called the most comprehensive modeling yet concerning how much hotter the Earth's climate will get this century, MIT researchers discovered that without rapid and massive action, the problem will be about twice as severe as estimated six years ago -- and could be even worse. The study involved 400 runs of the MIT Integrated...

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2009-05-01 11:25:00

In a new report from the National Science Foundation, researchers outline signs of global warming discovered "from the icy expanses of the polar regions of Earth to its equatorial ecosystems." The 114-page report titled "Solving the Puzzle: Researching the Impacts of Climate Change Around the World," addresses key research findings from the Earth elements of sky, sea, ice, land, life and people. "Climate is a fundamental factor in ecosystem health," researchers wrote. "While most species can...

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2009-04-15 14:24:50

U.S. government scientists say their research indicates the effects of significant global warming on Earth can no longer be avoided. But the researchers said a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would reduce the effects, lessening sea-level rise and possibly saving Arctic Sea ice. The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, determined that if all nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, the most...

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2009-04-14 17:20:00

The threat of global warming can still be greatly diminished if nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, according to a new analysis led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Although global temperatures would rise, the most dangerous aspects of climate change, including enormous losses of Arctic sea ice and permafrost and a significant rise in sea levels, could be partially avoided, the study...

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2009-04-07 13:00:00

A poll of scientists, released on Tuesday, showed that global warming is likely to overshoot a 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit rise, seen by the European Union and many developing nations as a trigger for "dangerous" change, Reuters reported. The evidence that mankind is to blame for climate change has grown stronger in the past two years, according to 9 of the 11 experts, who were among the authors of the final summary by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 (IPCC). The...

2009-03-24 13:19:52

An U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding on the dangers of global warming could force a change in national policy, environmental groups said. The conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions are dangerous was sent to the White House on Friday, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said the finding could have major implications for the U.S. economy and environment. This is historic news, Frank O'Donnell of the public watchdog group Clean Air Watch told the Post. It will set the stage...