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2005-12-18 00:35:00

NEW YORK -- In the high Arctic, deep in the Atlantic, on Africa's sunbaked plains, climate scientists are seeing change unfold before their eyes. In the global councils of power, however, change in climate policy is coming only slowly. In Geneva on Thursday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that 2005 thus far is the second warmest year on record, extending a trend climatologists attribute at least partly to heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" accumulating in the atmosphere....

2005-12-10 00:53:05

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Negotiators at UN climate talks were within reach of a deal on Saturday to launch new global talks including the United States on ways to fight climate change, the chief U.S. negotiator said. "Basically there is an agreement," Harlan Watson told Reuters at 189-country talks in Montreal, referring to a Canadian plan for all countries to join an open-ended dialogue about combating global warming under a 1992 UN climate convention. But he said that Russian...

2005-12-01 18:22:12

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Major U.S. allies expressed confidence on Thursday that they could persuade a reluctant Washington to consider new ways to fight global warming at a 189-nation environmental conference. The United States, the biggest emitter of heat-trapping gases, has ruled out joining any U.N.-led talks in coming years on ways to rein in rising temperatures. Such talks are favored by many at the UN's November 28-December 9 climate...

2005-12-01 18:23:39

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Major U.S. allies expressed confidence on Thursday that they could persuade a reluctant Washington to consider new ways to fight global warming at a 189-nation environmental conference. The United States, the biggest emitter of heat-trapping gases, has ruled out joining any U.N.-led talks in coming years on ways to rein in rising temperatures. Such talks are favored by many at the U.N.'s November 28-December 9 climate...

2005-09-09 07:43:13

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina has spurred debate about global warming worldwide with some environmentalists sniping at President George W. Bush for pulling out of the main U.N. plan for braking climate change. Experts agree it is impossible to say any one storm is caused by rising temperatures. Numbers of tropical cyclones like hurricanes worldwide are stable at about 90 a year although recent U.S. research shows they may be becoming...

2005-09-08 07:43:17

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Global warming will push temperatures in India up by 3-4 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, hitting agriculture and infrastructure, a joint India-UK study said on Thursday. Rainfall will increase substantially in many areas while diseases such as malaria will spread, the report entitled "Investigating the Impacts of Climate Change in India" said. "The impact of climate change on agriculture could result in problems with food security...

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2005-09-01 15:28:09

Hurricane Katrina's fury has reignited the scientific debate over whether global warming might be making hurricanes more ferocious. At least one prominent study suggests that hurricanes have become significantly stronger in the past few decades during the same period that global average temperatures have increased. Katrina blew up in the Gulf of Mexico to a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 175 mph before slackening a bit Monday when it hit, swamping New Orleans and the Mississippi coast....

2005-08-24 06:35:00

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado State University scientist Roger Pielke Sr. has resigned from a Bush administration science advisory team in a disagreement over research into the causes of global warming. Pielke, who is also the state climatologist, said the Climate Change Science Program had minimized evidence that factors other than greenhouse gases can contribute to global warming. Pielke also said other members of the team went behind his back to rewrite a final chapter of its report. Pielke...

2005-08-11 22:15:00

LIVERMORE, Calif. "“ For the first time, new climate observations and computer models provide a consistent picture of recent warming of the tropical atmosphere. Over the past decade, scientific evidence from a variety of sources has implicated human-caused increases in greenhouse gases as a major driver of recent climate change. A key argument used to rebut such findings relates to satellite records of temperature change in the troposphere "“ the lowest layer of Earth's...

2005-07-21 16:17:07

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Senate Republican said on Thursday he will pursue legislation that may eventually require U.S. industry to cut gases linked to global warming, a view sharply at odds with the White House and many other Republicans. However, crafting legislation that would reduce emissions without being too costly to the U.S. economy will not be easy, said Pete Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. The United States is the biggest emitter of...


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