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2011-05-01 00:08:14

The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who dispute the claim that "the science is settled" on the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. Past conferences have taken place in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia and...

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2011-04-13 06:30:00

A top climate specialist with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Tuesday that despite variations in predictions of climate change trends, Europe should take action over the increase in droughts and floods across the union. "There are some robust areas like Siberia, we know what the climate will be, another robust area is the Mediterranean, because the models tell the same story," said Zbigniew Kundzewicz, review editor of IPCC's chapter on freshwater resources. "Climate...

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2011-04-09 06:05:00

New forecasts on rising sea levels suggest that New York will be a big loser, while some regions, including those closer to polar regions, will win big, reports BBC News.. A 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecast sea levels to rise by as much as 1 foot by 2100. But that forecast was a global average. A Dutch team has now made an attempt to model all the factors leading to regional variations. And whatever the global figure turns out to be, there will be...

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2011-03-21 07:17:01

Global warming is clearly affecting plants and animals, but we should not try to tease apart the specific contribution of greenhouse gas driven climate change to extinctions or declines of species at local scales, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin advise. Camille Parmesan, Michael C. Singer and their coauthors published their commentary online this week in Nature Climate Change. "Yes, global warming is happening. Yes, it is caused by human activities. And yes, we've clearly...

2011-02-17 21:26:48

How should a new 'IPCC for biodiversity' work? Leading world scientists offer prescription Scientific advice on the consequences of specific policy options confronting government decision makers is key to managing global biodiversity change. That's the view of leading scientists anxiously anticipating the first meeting of a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-like mechanism for biodiversity at which its workings and work program will be defined. Writing in the journal...

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2011-02-16 10:00:00

New University of Washington research has found that the world is already committed to a warmer climate because of emissions that have occurred up to now. The researchers said that there would continue to be warming even if the most stringent policies were adopted because there would still be some emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. The team found that even if all emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-industrial...

2011-02-12 00:00:41

This letter to Congress counters one sent last week by climate alarmsits who make baseless predictions of environmental calamity and urge legislation to curb carbon emissions. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 NOTE: Craig Idso, Keith Idso, and Sherwood Idso drafted and submitted the following letter to Congress in response to a letter recently submitted by 18 scientists urging Congress to pass legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Idsos are scientists who operate the Center for...

2010-12-09 09:56:00

EXTRAS: Dr. Roy Spencer to debunk cloud feedback study w/in hour of its release and Climate Depot releases 321 page report - over 1,000 skeptical scientists CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT will hold a press conference on Thursday, December 9th, at 3:00 PM in the Cancunmesse, room Desierto. This will be an opportunity for journalists to balance their coverage of COP16 by listening to all points of view. This is particularly important as the scientific case...

2010-12-08 11:00:00

Monckton, Spencer & Rothbard on Climate Science & Policy CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT will hold a press conference on Thursday, December 9th, at 3:00 PM in the Cancunmesse, room Desierto. This will be an opportunity for journalists to balance their coverage of COP16 by listening to all points of view. This is particularly important as the scientific case for catastrophic man-made global warming continues to erode along with public support around...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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