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2009-09-17 13:07:34

A series of climate talks in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh next week could determine the future of climate legislation before world leaders meet in Copenhagen in December. Representatives of 17 countries arrived Thursday to begin two days of talks at the State Department, after which they will meet in New York and then Pittsburgh to discuss a new globally climate treaty to replace Kyoto. "It is absolutely and crucially important for the leaders to demonstrate their political will,...

2009-09-16 07:32:47

Editorial: Health and climate change An editorial and letter, published simultaneously by the BMJ and Lancet today, warn that failure to agree radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December spells a global health catastrophe. The scientific evidence that global temperatures are rising and that man is responsible has been widely accepted since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report in 2007, write Lord Michael Jay and...

2009-09-16 06:00:26

The composition of some of our nation's forests may be quite different 200 to 400 years from today according to a recent study at the University of Illinois. The study found that temperature and photosynthetic active radiation were the two most important variables in predicting what forest landscapes may look like in the future. The uncertainties became very high after the year 2200. Approximately 100,000 acres of forested area west of Lake Superior which make up the Boundary Waters Canoe...

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2009-09-02 13:15:49

Arctic thawing is likely to result in worldwide consequences - from an increase in greenhouse gases and global weather pattern changes, according to a WWF report on Wednesday. The World Wildlife Fund released a new study, titled "Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications," Wednesday that found that Arctic ice is shrinking at a much quicker pace than previously expected. The thawing Arctic is likely to have far-reaching implications that will affect hundreds of millions of people, WWF...

2009-08-26 08:58:17

New research announced at the international Water in a changing climate science conference in Melbourne 24-28 August, implicates pollution from Asia, Europe and North America as a contributor to recent Australian rainfall changes. Australian scientists using a climate model that includes a treatment of tiny particles - or aerosols - report that the build up of these particles in the northern hemisphere affects their simulation of recent climate change in the southern hemisphere, including...

2009-08-26 08:34:37

The 2009 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science will be presented to Prof. Sir John Houghton, President of the John Ray Initiative, United Kingdom.The Members of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council make this year's Science award to Prof. Sir John Houghton for his leading contributions to environmental research, especially on climate change, as well as his remote sensing system of the Earth's atmosphere, which is considered one of the most important tools in today's...

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2009-08-25 14:35:00

The UN's top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with AFP, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that his position does not allow him to make recommendations. "But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target," he...

2009-08-24 10:54:00

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., made available to scientists in August the first unit of an expanded high-end computing system that will serve as the centerpiece of a new climate simulation capability. The larger computer, part of NASA's High-End Computing Program, will be hosting the agency's modeling contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other national and international climate...

2009-08-20 09:35:00

 A new study supported by the World Bank has for the first time tried to combine, understand and predict the effects of climate change on food prices and wages in developing countries to assess how badly different socio-economic strata in sixteen vulnerable countries will be hit by extreme weather conditions, associated with climate change such as annual-scale hot, dry and wet extremes.Using the same methodology for climate prediction as the International Panel on Climate Change and data...

2009-08-18 07:00:00

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Steamboat Institute is pleased to announce that climate change experts Patrick J. Michaels, William M. Gray, and Marc Morano are scheduled to speak at the 2009 Inaugural Freedom Conference on Saturday, August 29, 2009. The event will be held at the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Michaels and Gray will participate in a panel discussion about their scientific research on climate change. Morano will...