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2010-01-26 06:30:00

A UN climate panel is reconsidering its claim that there is a connection between global warming and a flux of natural disasters, a British newspaper reported on Sunday. This is not the first mistake to be made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Just last week, it acknowledged mistakes in a forecast about melting Himalayan glaciers in a 2007 landmark report, reported AFP. That Nobel Peace Prize winning report has become the standard in climate science, but doubts...

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2010-01-20 14:00:00

U.N. climate experts said Wednesday that a U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science "” an admission that could energize climate change critics, The Associated Press reported. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a 2007 report that the Himalayan glaciers are very likely to disappear within three decades if the present melting rate continues. However, a...

2010-01-19 14:08:00

MADRID, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this second edition to German physicist and mathematician Klaus Hasselmann (Hamburg, 1931) for "developing methods which established that recent global warming trends are primarily attributable to human activities." Hasselmann "has crucially advanced the frontiers of scientific and public understanding of climate change," concludes the jury in its citation. The BBVA...

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2010-01-19 14:55:01

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Tuesday that countries could reach a binding agreement on climate change in Mexico City this year after failing to do so in Copenhagen. "I think we have a very short period of time in which the world has to get its act together. And if that happens, then certainly Mexico could produce a binding agreement," Rajendra Pachauri told a news conference at the third World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. "It's a daunting, but...

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2010-01-18 13:45:00

A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation, AFP reported. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in 2007 that glaciers in the Himalayas were receding faster than in any other part of the world and could "disappear altogether by 2035 if not sooner". However, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported over the weekend that the 2035 claim was taken...

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2010-01-12 08:23:11

While governments around the world continue to explore strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a new study suggests policymakers should focus on what needs to be achieved in the next 40 years in order to keep long-term options viable for avoiding dangerous levels of warming. The study is the first of its kind to use a detailed energy system model to analyze the relationship between mid-century targets and the likelihood of achieving long-term outcomes. "Setting mid-century targets...

2009-12-23 16:58:56

New study finds that the average ecosystem will need to shift about a quarter mile per year to keep pace with global climate change From beetles to barnacles, pikas to pine warblers, many species are already on the move in response to shifting climate regimes. But how fast will they - and their habitats - have to move to keep pace with global climate change over the next century? In a new study, a team of scientists including Dr. Healy Hamilton from the California Academy of Sciences have...

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2009-12-21 08:10:00

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the world's largest scientific society, today published a major analysis of the divisive issues at the heart of the debate over global warming and climate change. The article appears at the conclusion of the much-publicized United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which sought to seal a comprehensive international agreement on dealing with global warming. An embargoed text is available to journalists upon...

2009-12-16 12:54:09

Advises institutions on delivering climate change findings to public Tom Bowman, an expert in communicating scientific issues to the public and president of Bowman Global Change, has developed a series of graphics that translate key figures from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for public audiences. These new graphics provide non-experts access to the authentic scientific information they need to make informed decisions about climate change risks and...

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2009-12-15 08:34:13

When it comes to nature, timing is everything. Spring flowers depend on birds and insects for pollination. But if spring-like weather arrives earlier than usual, and flowers bloom and wither before the pollinators appear, the consequences could be devastating for both the plants and the animals that feed on them. Global warming has made the early arrival of spring commonplace across the planet, say climate scientists. Plants are blooming earlier, birds are nesting sooner and mammals are...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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