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2010-03-10 10:05:00

The struggling Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given an outside science group complete control to review its rules, procedures and reports on global warming. The InterAcademy Council, a Netherlands-based organization of the science academies of 15 nations, will undertake the task of reviewing the IPCC's reports by independently choosing reviewers, a scientist close to the situation, who asked not to be named, told the Associated Press (AP). The IPCC has had several troubling...

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2010-03-08 13:06:55

The International Monetary Fund, an organization that does not normally propose environmental policies, is proposing a plan for the world's governments to work together to raise money needed for climate change research. IMF's Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the Associated Press (AP) they are concerned about how much money is needed and the effect that it will have on the global economy. He said the proposal could help efforts to come to an agreement on climate change later this...

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2010-03-07 09:55:00

The UK Met office says that it is becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change. The office says that the evidence is stronger now than when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change carried out its last assessment in 2007. The review has assessed 110 research papers on the subject. The analysis, which was published in the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change Journal, said the Earth is changing rapidly, most likely due to greenhouse gases. The IPPC's report...

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2010-02-25 13:20:00

Climate scientists said on Thursday that the pace of global warming continues unabated, despite images of Europe crippled by a deep freeze and parts of the United States blasted by blizzards, Reuters reported. Some have been led to question if global warming has stalled, due to the bitter cold, with more intense winter weather forecast for March in parts of the United States. Experts say estimating consumption of energy supplies, such as demand for winter heating oil in the U.S. northeast,...

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2010-02-22 15:45:00

A 2009 claim that sea levels would rise up to 32 inches by the end of the century, is being retracted, as the original report's author says the real estimate is still not known. Scientists have discovered mistakes that undermine the projected sea level increase that would be affected by global warming. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, confirmed the conclusions of a 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The 2009 study collected data from the...

2010-02-17 09:30:00

Blockbuster disclosures of IPCC flawed information - more Congressmen join legal action ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following on the heels of last week's Petition for Judicial Review filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the December 23, 2009 filing of a 28-page Petition for Reconsideration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) today filed an important Third Amendment to the...

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2010-02-16 12:15:00

One of the primary researchers involved in the "ËœClimategate' affair has admitted that he had trouble "Ëœkeeping track' of the raw data that is crucial to the theory of climate change, DailyMail UK reported. Professor Phil Jones has apparently refused Freedom of Information requests because colleagues say he may have actually lost the relevant papers. He himself even admitted there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organizational skills and that...

2010-02-11 11:37:31

Potential human responses to climate change will be integrated into future models of global climate An international team of climate scientists will take a new approach to modeling the Earth's climate future, according to a paper in Nature. The next set of models will include, for the first time, tightly linked analyses of greenhouse gas emissions, projections of the Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and human decision-making. This approach will influence the next international...

2010-02-10 09:00:00

EPA "overreaching" with global warming finding ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representing 13 U.S. Representatives, 17 companies and associations and itself, the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) today filed a Petition for Judicial Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, challenging the Endangerment Finding on carbon dioxide emissions issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2009. In December, SLF filed a...

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2010-02-06 14:40:15

A claim made by the UN climate change panel in 2007 that half of the country of the Netherlands was below sea level, is being contested by the country itself. Dutch authorities estimate that only 26 percent of the country is below sea level and will be asking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to check its figures, environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart told AFP. The IPCC's calculation that 55 percent of the Netherlands was below sea level came from adding the actual...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'