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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...

2009-03-23 15:28:10

Researchers say more than 90 percent of U.S. citizens support governmental action to reduce global warming despite the current economic crisis. The results of a national survey prepared by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities included 34 percent who said the United States should make such a major effort, even if it has large economic costs. And two-thirds of survey participants said the United States should reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases regardless of what other...

2009-03-19 09:38:44

Even in the midst of a growing economic crisis last fall, over 90 percent of Americans said that the United States should act to reduce global warming, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities. The results included 34 percent who said the United States should make a large-scale effort, even if it has large economic costs.Two-thirds of Americans said that the United States should reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases regardless of...

2009-03-12 08:48:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development: The need for urgent action has been emerging as a primary theme of the Copenhagen Climate Congress this week - including urgent action on mitigation strategies that complement aggressive cuts in CO2 emissions. "Everyone must understand the urgency of this matter and the potential costs," Danish Minister of Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard...

2009-03-09 06:43:18

Climate change skeptics meeting at an annual conference in New York Monday are showing signs of internal disputes and weakening support, observers say. The three-day International Conference on Climate Change, organized each year by the nonprofit Heartland Institute, which seeks deregulation and unfettered markets, serves as a platform for those who dispute the position of the Obama administration and Democratic lawmakers who cite science pointing to human activity as the cause of global...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.