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2009-12-05 08:25:00

Regardless of whether rising global temperatures are being caused by humans or due to cyclically changing weather patterns, experts have begun warning that practical steps must be taken to protect densely populated areas around the world, according to an Associated Press report.  Climate treaty or no climate treaty, humans have to start preparing for worst-case scenarios by building larger, stronger dams and seawalls, restructuring water systems and elevating buildings. Infrastructure...

2009-12-03 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Free Enterprise Project of the National Center for Public Policy Research is calling on Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers to cease lobbying for cap-and-trade in the wake of revelations regarding the integrity of processes underpinning the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's climate conclusions. The IPCC is the U.N. body that concluded man's activity is responsible for global warming. In a scandal now known as "Climategate," released...

2009-12-03 12:45:00

A NASA climate expert sparked controversy on Thursday when he said that he hoped international climate talks in Copenhagen this month would fail. In an interview with the UK's Guardian, James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it would be better for Copenhagen talks to fail in their effort to create an international legally binding agreement to cut greenhouse emissions. "I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's...

2009-11-30 21:25:03

Since 1985, seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay, northern Arabian Gulf, has increased on average 0.6°C per decade. This is about three times faster than the global average rate reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Differences are due to regional and local effects. Increased temperatures are having profound effects on key habitats and on power generation the Arabian Gulf. Researcher Dr Thamer Al-Rashidi of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, said:...

2009-11-30 12:40:00

Following the leak of many private emails between some of the world's leading climate experts, scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted to losing much of the raw temperature data it had stored. The UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) made the revealing announcement after requests were made for the data under the Freedom of Information Act. Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, filed a request for the data. "We do not hold the original...

2009-11-27 11:55:00

Scientists say that unusually warm and cold periods in the history of Earth's pre-industrial climate are connected to how temperature changes affect the oceans. The research primarily centered around time periods known as the "little ice age" and "medieval warm period". These climate "anomalies" were likely caused by changes to El Nino and the North Atlantic Oscillation, they wrote in the journal Science. The researchers say that way of studying the past could help refine climate models....

2009-11-20 12:50:00

India's Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Thursday called on the rest of the world to avoid eating beef in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "The single most important cause of (carbon) emissions is eating beef," said Ramesh, a vegetarian. "My formula is stop eating beef. This would stop the emission of methane," he added. Beef "leads to emission of methane which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide," he said. India is known to consume less meat than in Western nations,...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pachauri to Play a Key Role in Plenary Discussions at the World Future Energy Summit Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world to stimulate research and development in innovation and technology - critical components for the dissemination of low-carbon energy...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a climate symposium in Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia, Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world's transport sector. "At the symposium we will put forward international policy recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the...

2009-11-10 14:55:03

Scientists were outraged on Tuesday over comments made by India's environment minister, in which he denied a link between climate change and the melting Himalayan glaciers. On Monday, India Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said he questioned the theories put forth by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and found no "conclusive scientific evidence" for a link between the melting Himalayan glaciers and global warming. "None of our glaciers under monitoring are recording...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.