Latest Global warming controversy Stories

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...

2005-07-07 11:02:45

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland have reached agreement on joint action to combat global warming but have set no measurable targets, German negotiator Bernd Pfaffenbach told reporters. He said they had agreed to try to reduce greenhouse gases by promoting cleaner technology and energy efficiency, but also made reference in their text to the Kyoto Protocol -- which the United States, alone among G8 members, has not signed. "The document was...

2005-06-13 15:43:08

A new study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography represents the first real test of the performance of models used to forecast how species will change their geographic ranges in response to the Earth's changing climate Despite the weight of scientific evidence that the Earth is warming and that this is already affecting wildlife, many people - and a few scientists - still refuse to believe it is actually happening. These climate change skeptics usually justify their...

2005-04-29 00:15:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- Climate scientists armed with new data from deep in the ocean and far into space have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, a conclusion they say validates projections of global warming. Lead scientist James Hansen, a prominent NASA climatologist, described the findings on the planet's out-of-balance energy exchange as a "smoking gun" that should dispel doubts about forecasts of climate change. A European climate expert called it a valuable...

2005-03-28 18:27:06

One of Britain's leading climate change experts has thrown his weight behind the claim that global warming is being caused by human activity in a report published today by the Institute of Physics. The report by Professor Alan Thorpe, who takes up his post as chief of the Natural Environmental Research Council next month, aims to tackle sceptics who doubt the models scientists use to predict future climate change. Professor Thorpe outlines the scientific basis for climate change and explains...

2005-02-09 14:17:34

NASA -- Last year was the fourth warmest year on average for our planet since the late 1800s, according to NASA scientists. To determine if the Earth is warming or cooling, scientists look at average temperatures. To get an "average" temperature, scientists take the warmest and the coolest temperatures in a day, and calculate the temperature that is exactly in the middle of those high and low values. This provides an average temperature for a day. These average temperatures are then...

2004-12-14 14:24:13

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Scientists warned Tuesday that a long-term increase in global temperature of 3.5 degrees could threaten Latin American water supplies, reduce food yields in Asia and result in a rise in extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean. The warnings came in a report by a group of European scientists on the sidelines of an annual U.N. conference on climate change. Carlo Jaeger, a scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said if the...

2004-12-06 12:32:07

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The search for new strategies to confront global warming takes center stage in Buenos Aires on Monday as thousands of environmentalists and government policy-makers gather for an international conference on climate change. The annual United Nations gathering will be the last conference before the February implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, a landmark agreement requiring 30 of the world's developed nations to reduce "greenhouse gas" emissions by 2012. Many...

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