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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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