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2009-02-25 16:48:00

Senators convene top policy-makers, CEOs and economists to Capitol Hill for climate event on March 3 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.K. Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will be among the high-level participants meeting with U.S. legislators and business leaders in the Capitol building on March 3 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's climate envoy, Todd Stern, will...

2009-02-18 05:00:00

March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one-day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring...

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2009-02-15 07:45:00

According to a top climate scientist, warnings about global warming have not been severe enough. Just over a year ago, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report warning of expanding deserts, intense storms, rising sea levels, and an extinction of up to 30 percent of animals and plants due to global warming. A recent study suggests that the report underestimated the severity of climate change over the next century, says a senior member of the IPCC. "We...

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2009-01-21 15:35:00

A new study suggests that Antarctica is rising in temperature, despite previous claims it was the only continent not suffering from global warming. Research in the past indicated that temperatures on much of Antarctica were staying the same or even cooling. But a review of satellite and weather records for the continent, which contains 90 percent of the world's ice and would raise world sea levels if it thaws, proves that freezing temperatures had risen by about 0.8 Fahrenheit since the...

2009-01-19 16:23:54

A wide range of Earth scientists say humans contribute significantly to global warming, suggests a poll conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The poll should dispel doubts by some that a consensus about global warming exists among scientists, said Peter Doran, a University of Illinois professor who conducted the poll with students last year. The 3,146 Earth scientists interviewed around the world overwhelmingly agreed that global temperatures have risen in the last 200-plus...

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2008-12-15 08:20:00

Global warming has turned into a major ticking time bomb for President-elect Barack Obama. Since former president Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. Since Clinton's second inauguration, the 10 hottest years on record have occurred. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it. "The time for delay is over; the time for denial is over," he said on Tuesday after meeting with...

2008-11-12 15:00:13

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University professor and a leading scholar on global warming, will discuss "Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference: The Latest Insights" at World Wildlife Fund on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Seminar series, which brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, D.C. to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. In answer...

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2008-10-15 11:53:17

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is going into politics again this week with a new exhibition on climate change that curators say is an effort to separate fact from fear. Just three years after it's controversial evolution exhibition on Charles Darwin, the popular American museum is mounting a show called "Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future." Comprising hundreds of scientists and policymakers, a U.N. climate panel found last year with 90 percent...

2008-09-16 12:00:34

U.S. scientists say they've determined curbing carbon dioxide emissions from coal might avert climate danger. Researchers at Columbia University's Earth Institute said the continuing rise in the planet's atmospheric CO2 levels resulting from burning fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if emissions from coal are phased out within the next few decades. The researchers, including James Hansen of the U.S. space agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and climatologist Pushker...

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2008-07-14 12:30:00

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday that any last-minute action by Bush on global warming before leaving office would be "bogus." The Republican Governor said on ABC's "This Week" that any action against global warming this late in the administration would lack sincerity.  Under Schwarzenegger's leadership, California has pushed for federal action to limit greenhouse gases, but has been unsuccessful. "You don't really have an effect by doing something six months...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.