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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...

2009-12-02 14:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the leading research and public policy institution focusing on issues of concern to African Americans and other people of color, has been granted Civil Society Observer Status for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) that will convene next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Joint Center delegation to the conference will include six members of its Commission to Engage African Americans on...

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2009-10-24 06:15:00

A new poll released this week shows that Americans are becoming more skeptical about global warming. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press polled 1,500 US adults from September 30 to October 4. The new poll found that only 57 percent of Americans believe there is "solid evidence" for the existence of global warming, compared to 71 percent in April 2008. Additionally, the poll shows that the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is caused by human activity has...

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2009-10-16 12:30:00

On the scientific research front, most news headlines tend to be aimed at showing how global temperatures are on a steady upward climb, but one report published last week appears to reveal that those upward trends may not be entirely accurate. In an October 9 BBC News story, climate correspondent Paul Hudson noted that the warmest year on record was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998. The story goes on to state that no climate increase has been measured over the past 11 years, although...

2009-09-30 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of African Americans believe climate change is a growing problem that both government and individuals should take action on now to mitigate the potential impacts, according to the results of a national poll conducted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and policy institution in Washington, DC. The survey of 750 African American adults found that more than half of respondents identified the issue as...

2009-09-21 14:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of the world were called on today to join Hopenhagen, an international movement to drive action on climate change at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen this December. Global Climate Week (Sept. 21-26) will mark the official launch of the Hopenhagen movement, less than 80 days before the COP15 meeting. Hopenhagen will allow citizens to become active participants in the climate change dialogue and make their...

2009-08-20 14:29:08

British scientists say targeted investments in climate science could lead to enormous economic savings for both the United Kingdom and Europe. A study by the National Center for Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds and the Walker Institute at the University of Reading determined such investments could lead to major benefits in reducing the costs of adapting to a changing climate. The study shows such investments made now, could result in as much as a 10 percent to 20 percent...

2009-08-03 19:17:47

Greenhouse gases must be cut 80 percent by 2020, not by 2050 as U.N. countries propose, to preserve life as we know it, the head of a global conference said. If we don't completely rethink and radically accelerate the plans to reverse global warming, we will, in all likelihood, create catastrophic climate change in our lifetime, State of the World Forum President Jim Garrison said Monday, the day before the independent international organization begins a four-day conference in Belo Horizonte,...

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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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