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2008-04-28 17:50:00

By pioneering the science of seasonal hurricane forecasting and teaching 70 graduate students who now populate the National Hurricane Center and other research outposts, William Gray turned a city far from the stormy seas into a hurricane research mecca. But now the institution in Fort Collins, Colo., where he has worked for nearly half a century, has told Gray it may end its support of his seasonal forecasting. As he enters his 25th year of predicting hurricane season activity, Colorado...

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2008-03-27 17:36:55

COLLEGE STATION "“ The more you know the less you care "“ at least that seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Risk Analysis. "More informed respondents both feel less personally responsible for global warming, and also show less concern for global warming," states the article,...

2008-02-21 09:01:08

Global Warming Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:GWSO) -- a developer of technologies aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming -- today released a twenty-four page presentation outlining the Company's Solar Energy Technologies. The Presentation can be found on the "Clean Energy" section of the Company's website or by direct download here: http://www.globalwarmingsolutions.com/downloads/GWSO%20Solar%20Ene rgy%20Presentation%202008.pdf (Due to its length, this URL may need to be...

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2008-01-25 14:30:00

This week, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) -- the largest society of Earth and space scientists in the world -- issued a position paper on global climate change, warning that "the Earth's climate is now clearly out of balance and is warming," and that these changes are "not natural". The report states that evidence from most oceans and all continents except Antarctica shows warming attributable to human activities. "Many components of the climate system"”including the...

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2008-01-18 09:20:00

LIVERMORE, Calif. "“ Over the past 85 years, humans have helped shape California climate during certain seasons.But that's not necessarily good.Recent research by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California, Merced and the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows that California temperatures have jumped statewide by more than 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit between 1915 and 2000. This warming is likely related to human activities.Using data from...

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2007-12-11 10:15:00

BALI, Indonesia -- The American vice president was an environmentalist and the U.S. Congress was conservative. China and India were on the fringes of the climate change debate. And big business said going green would strangle industry. The Kyoto global warming pact - which marked its 10th anniversary Tuesday - was brokered under vastly different circumstances from those facing negotiators this week as they map out an agenda for a successor agreement. Those changing circumstances, from China's...

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2007-09-23 18:00:00

WASHINGTON - Climate scientist Michael Mann runs down the list of bad global warming news: The world is spewing greenhouse gases at a faster rate. Summer Arctic sea ice is at record lows. The ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica are melting quicker than expected. Is he the doomsayer global warming skeptics have called him? Mann laughs. This Penn State University professor - and many other climate scientists - are sunny optimists. Hope blooms in the hottest of greenhouses. Climate...

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2007-09-22 12:00:00

By SETH BORENSTEIN Ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first American settlement in Jamestown, Va., as well as the Florida launch pad that sent the first American into orbit, many climate scientists are predicting. In about a century, some of the places that make America what it is may be slowly erased. Global warming - through a combination of melting glaciers, disappearing ice sheets and warmer waters expanding - is expected to cause oceans to rise by one meter, or about 39...

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2007-05-30 19:05:00

NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute research finds that human-made greenhouse gases have brought the Earth's climate close to critical tipping points, with potentially dangerous consequences for the planet. From a combination of climate models, satellite data, and paleoclimate records the scientists conclude that the West Antarctic ice sheet, Arctic ice cover, and regions providing fresh water sources and species habitat are under threat from continued global warming. The research...

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2007-02-17 15:20:00

UNITED NATIONS -- The world faces a global warming disaster if the United States and China do not take decisive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a leading economist said at the U.N. Friday. Jeffrey Sachs, speaking at the U.N. with British economist Sir Nicholas Stern, said the commitment of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases is "absolutely fundamental" to forging a comprehensive agreement on global warming. "It's a mistake to let either China or the U.S. think they are doing...


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