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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...

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...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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