Latest Global warming controversy Stories
Concerns about global climate change, and in particular a looming water shortage crisis, are a priority among the worldâ€™s political and business leaders meeting this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Over the past 85 years, humans have helped shape California climate during certain seasons. But thatâ€™s not necessarily good.
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.
Climate scientists say mankind is on the path for soaring temperatures that will melt polar ice sheets, raise seas to dangerous levels, and trigger mass extinctions. But they say the most catastrophic of consequences can and will be avoided.
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.
NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute research finds that human-made greenhouse gases have brought the Earthâ€™s climate close to critical tipping points, with potentially dangerous consequences for the planet.
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.
It was a U.S. government scientist who helped push through the strong language in the upcoming international report on global warming. But that doesn't signal a change in President Bush's policy about greenhouse gas emissions.
The effects of global warming are being felt around the world and unless international efforts are launched within the next 10 years species will disappear and the earth will be a vastly less habitable planet by the end of the century, according to NASA scientist James E. Hansen.
The Bush administration has blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.
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