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2011-05-22 00:02:19

This indispensable new book reveals what the future of humanity and your grandchildren may be like if we do not curtail global warming. By 2084, higher temperatures, rising seas, floods, droughts, famine, disease, and wars, including nuclear wars, have caused the worst devastation in human history, as though every catastrophe of the last 2,000 years has happened at once. No one escapes the consequences of the Great Warming. (PRWEB) May 21, 2011 This indispensable new book reveals what the...

2009-02-17 15:15:28

A U.S. scientist says Earth's atmospheric greenhouse gases are increasing more rapidly than expected, resulting in worsening global warming predictions. Chris Field, a member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says decisive action is needed to prevent the planet's climate system from crossing a critical threshold by the end of the century. Field, director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, said studies indicate greenhouse warming...

2008-08-04 00:00:11

By Johann Hari If al-Qa'ida was unleashing this weather of mass destruction, we would do anything to stop them Imagine if tomorrow the CIA and MI6 discover that Osama bin Laden has invented an incredible new weapon. This machine - stashed away in some dusty Afghan cave - doubles the intensity of hurricanes, causing them to drown a US city and kill nearly 2,000 people. It turns Spain and Australia dry in the worst droughts on record. It makes the oceans acidic, killing essential parts of...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three days before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) releases its draft scoping plan for the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), a new poll shows nearly three out of four voters (73 percent) support state energy policies to reduce global warming pollution. Despite the weak economy, nearly six out of 10 voters (58 percent) support these energy policies even if they result in higher prices, according to the poll commissioned by...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Global Warming Solutions, a developer of technologies aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming, has signed a letter of intent with Vega Energy, an alternative energy company, to form an Italian joint venture to produce solar panels based on the Light Electric Thermal Generator technology. The JV will be called Alpha Energy, and will be equally owned by Global Warming Solutions and Vega. The agreement calls for Vega to provide complete funding and operational support for the JV, and...

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...

2007-02-01 17:42:15

PARIS -- 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 climate change report coming out Friday - an agreement by officials from 113 governments, including the United States - is very different from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that Bush has long opposed. "I think it's hard to take the U.S. action on this as a signal...

2006-06-26 08:03:17

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - The United States -- the world's richest and most polluting nation -- has a moral duty to take the lead in tackling catastrophic global warming, instead of denying it is happening, a leading scientist said on Monday. Addressing a meeting of international climate scientists and policymakers, John Houghton, a former senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said urgent action was imperative. "If only the U.S. administration...

2006-06-26 07:46:02

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - The United States -- the world's richest and most polluting nation -- has a moral duty to take the lead in tackling catastrophic global warming, instead of denying it is happening, a leading scientist said on Monday. Addressing a meeting of international climate scientists and policymakers, John Houghton, a former senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said urgent action was imperative. "If only the U.S. administration...

2006-05-20 15:09:48

By Pat Jackson AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday global warming is a greater threat to the future than terrorism and that the United States and other countries must "get off our butts" and do something about it. Clinton, speaking to the graduating class at University of Texas' Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, said the United States must pursue policies that make "more partners and fewer enemies" and use "institutionalized cooperation"...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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