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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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2010-01-31 06:50:00

The Times Online reported that the chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was indeed informed that claims made before the Copenhagen summit about melting Himalayan glaciers were false. Rajendra Pachauri said that when he found out the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, he waited for months before correcting it.  He also failed to announce the false claims despite several leading glaciologists...

2010-01-27 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the State of the Union address and in the wake of recent and ongoing climate science scandals, President Obama should appoint an independent panel of experts to evaluate the purported climate change-national security link, urged Adm. James A. Lyons, Jr., USN (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Chairman of the Center for Security Policy's Military Committee. "The supposed relationship between climate change and...

2010-01-27 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Pace Global Energy Services, LLC (Pace): Bridging Carbon Conference: Building the Bridge from Pre- What: Compliance to Compliance Structured as a series of executive roundtable discussions focused around the current issues facing business in the transition from carbon pre-compliance to compliance ... NO MATTER WHAT specific...

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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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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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