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2010-02-25 13:20:00

Climate scientists said on Thursday that the pace of global warming continues unabated, despite images of Europe crippled by a deep freeze and parts of the United States blasted by blizzards, Reuters reported. Some have been led to question if global warming has stalled, due to the bitter cold, with more intense winter weather forecast for March in parts of the United States. Experts say estimating consumption of energy supplies, such as demand for winter heating oil in the U.S. northeast,...

2010-02-22 14:13:36

Mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled, according to Maxwell Boykoff, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor and fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES. Boykoff, an assistant professor of environmental studies, presented his research today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego. He spoke during a panel discussion titled "Understanding...

2010-02-11 11:37:31

Potential human responses to climate change will be integrated into future models of global climate An international team of climate scientists will take a new approach to modeling the Earth's climate future, according to a paper in Nature. The next set of models will include, for the first time, tightly linked analyses of greenhouse gas emissions, projections of the Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and human decision-making. This approach will influence the next international...

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...

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...

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2009-12-20 09:25:27

Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey. Preliminary results from the survey by the UNSW City Futures Research Centre for the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) have indicated that a large majority "“ 78 per cent "“ of Australians believe climate change is happening now while a further 14 per cent expect it...

2009-12-08 03:15:00

UN Challenged to Provide Sound Evidence for Catastrophic Forecasts COPENHAGEN, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ - The International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC - see http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/) today released the names of over 140 leading climate experts from 17 countries who are asking the United Nations and other supporters of this month's Climate Change Conference to produce convincing OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE for their claims of dangerous human-caused global warming (AGW) and other...

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2009-12-03 12:05:00

A series of controversial e-mails from a British university's climate center were obtained by computer hackers and posted online about two weeks ago and now House Republicans are saying they are evidence of corruption surrounding man-made climate change, The Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, top administration scientists say they found no such sign of corruption and argued that the surrounding controversy doesn't change the fact that the world is warming. Climate change skeptics contend...


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