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2013-03-22 23:04:01

Our ℠Blue Dot´ is adrift in a cosmic soup of powerful solar winds, magnetic fields, and cosmic rays; even the Vatican Observatory has studied the heavens for hundreds of years. Climate change focus on global warming and carbon dioxide (CO2) is near-sighted, causing wasteful climate policies that have pushed millions into a “heat or eat poverty crisis” that is based on faulty science. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Earth Hour purports to unite people...

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2011-06-30 07:51:15

2010 one of the two warmest years on record Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record according to the 2010 State of the Climate report, which NOAA released today. The peer-reviewed report, issued in coordination with the American Meteorological Society, was compiled by 368 scientists from 45 countries. It provides a detailed, yearly update on global climate indicators, notable climate events and other climate information from every continent. This year's report tracks 41...

2010-11-30 08:27:24

Representatives from 194 countries have gathered at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, to continue working towards tackling climate change. ESA is attending 'COP16' to update negotiators on satellite observations of climate, and to explain how the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) will provide consistent data to help scientists better understand climate change. Our climate is a complex system made up of many different parts, all interacting together. No one part can be...

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2010-10-07 06:30:00

Scientists discovered that a decline in solar activity did not lead to an expected cooling of the Earth, a bizarre finding that many think will have repercussions for climate change models. The Sun is known to go through 11-year cycles where activity waxes and wanes. Scientists theorized that during waning phases, the amount of radiation that reaches Earth is far less. A new study was carried out between 2004 and 2007 during a solar waning phase. Researchers found that the amount of energy...

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2010-07-09 07:30:00

North Pacific circulation radically changed by past post-glacial warming Toward the end of the last ice age, a major reorganization took place in the current system of the North Pacific with far-reaching implications for climate, according to a new study published in the July 9, 2010, issue of Science by an international team of scientists from Japan, Hawaii, and Belgium. Earth's climate is regulated largely by the world ocean's density-driven circulation, which brings warm surface water to...

2009-09-03 14:39:14

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a Swiss conference a global warming pact should be finalized in the face of ongoing climate change. Appearing at the World Climate Conference in Geneva, Ban told assembled officials Thursday he witnessed firsthand the melting of glaciers due to climate change during a recent visit to the Arctic, a U.N. release reported. It has been said that the Arctic is our barometer -- the canary in the coal mine. But it is much more than that. Changes...

2009-04-01 17:15:00

Urge Climate Negotiators, Members of Congress, and the Obama Administration to Adopt 'Bolder' Ambitious Emission Reduction Targets WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voices from the frontlines of climate change and leading advocates today called for the climate negotiators currently in Bonn, Members of Congress, and the Obama Administration to commit to ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are threatening the existence of vulnerable communities in the...

2009-02-23 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world is quickly approaching tipping points for abrupt climate changes, perhaps even within a few years, according to the United Nation's Environmental Program's (UNEP) just-released Year Book 2009. The UN agency warns that urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic climate events such as major food and water shortages, shifts in weather patterns, and "[destabilization of] major ice sheets that could introduce unanticipated rates of sea...

2008-12-11 16:34:00

Poznan Panel of Experts Discuss Importance of Black Carbon, the Montreal Protocol, Biochar, and Methane as Part of Global Climate Strategy POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world is already close to passing the tipping points for abrupt climate change events, and if strong measures aren't taken immediately the results will be catastrophic, concluded panelists during a side event at the UN climate conference in Poznan Tuesday night. Both scientific experts and government...

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2007-05-30 19:05:00

NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute research finds that human-made greenhouse gases have brought the Earth's climate close to critical tipping points, with potentially dangerous consequences for the planet. From a combination of climate models, satellite data, and paleoclimate records the scientists conclude that the West Antarctic ice sheet, Arctic ice cover, and regions providing fresh water sources and species habitat are under threat from continued global warming. The research...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.