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2011-10-17 08:42:23

Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models. The...

2011-10-12 17:40:00

Creator of discredited "hockey stick" chart caused U.S., world much harm, says Minnesota Majority MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Mann was welcomed to Minneapolis today by a group of demonstrators who blame Dr. Mann's research and publications for damage to the U.S. and world economies and fostering distrust in scientists. The demonstrators believe Mann's oft-referenced work to prove anthropogenic global warming theory is fraudulent and showed up at the...

Changes In Oahu Rainfall Patterns Projected For Next 30 Years
2011-10-11 10:28:57

Scientists at University of Hawaii — Manoa have projected an increased frequency of heavy rainfall events but a decrease in rainfall intensity during the next 30 years (2011-2040) for the southern shoreline of Oahu, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Chase Norton, a Meteorology Research Assistant at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at UH - Manoa, and colleagues (Professors Pao-Shin Chu and Thomas Schroeder) used a...

2011-09-09 14:00:00

Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts on climate change at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Is climate change as critical as the economic downturn? Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Dr. Byrne shares the...

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2011-08-11 12:29:40

According to MIT researchers, the most recent global climate report fails to capture the reality of the changing Arctic seascape. The researchers said the most recent global climate report fails to capture trends in Arctic sea-ice thinning and drift, and in some cases substantially underestimates these trends.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report estimates that an ice-free Arctic summer by the year 2100. However, Pierre Rampal, a postdoc in...

2011-07-14 14:09:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the success of the Global Adaptation Institute's first Annual Meeting and Consultation on the Global Adaptation Index(TM) (GaIn(TM)), eight scientists, representing seven countries, have become founding members of the Institute's Council of Scientific Advisers. The Council will advise the Institute on creating rigorous and useful metrics and effective demonstration projects that will help the world's most vulnerable adapt to...

2011-07-05 12:19:31

US and Swiss researchers have, for the first time, modelled a climate system with extremely high carbon emissions in an attempt to test the boundaries of the current computer simulation programs that inform us. Published today, Tuesday 5 July, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, the study has revealed the potentially devastating effects that high carbon emissions could have on our climate. Little attention has previously been paid to the upper bound range of future...

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2011-06-11 07:50:54

Phil Jones, the United Kingdom scientist who was targeted in the "ClimateGate" affair, now says global warming since 1995 is statistically significant, a year after telling BBC News that post-1995 warming was not significant. He noted that a year worth of data had pushed the trend past the threshold typically used to assess whether trends are in fact "real." Jones said this shows the importance of using longer records for analysis. Scientists generally use a minimum threshold of 95 percent...

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2011-05-26 12:30:15

Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, said freedom of information (FOI) laws are being misused to harass scientists and slow down their research, and said those laws need to be re-examined by government officials. Nurse, a Nobel laureate, told the Guardian that some climate scientists have been targeted by organized campaigns of requests for data and other research materials, aimed at intimidating them and causing research delays. He said the behavior is turning freedom of...

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2011-05-23 10:40:00

A report from the Australian Climate Commission has warned that "once-a-century" coastal flooding could become much more common and that the Earth's surface is warming rapidly, reports the AFP news agency. Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels. While climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO,...