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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,...

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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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