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2009-10-22 14:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever deliberative global survey of citizen opinion, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) has found that people from diverse backgrounds in the US and worldwide overwhelmingly want faster action, deeper GHG emissions cuts and stronger enforcement than either US climate legislation proposals or Copenhagen treaty conference preparations are currently contemplating. Among the survey's findings: 90% of U. S. participants say it is...

2009-10-07 09:34:39

'We have very little time,' says Nobel winner Water scarcity as a result of climate change will create far-reaching global security concerns, says Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Pachauri spoke Oct. 6 at the 2009 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. "At one level the world's water is like the world's wealth. Globally, there is more than enough to go round. The problem is...

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2009-09-28 14:35:00

Scientists are taking a more in-depth view of how climate change could affect Antarctica's ice, and how even a small change in temperature could lead to a global rise in sea levels. "If you're going to have even a few meters it will change the geography of the planet," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told Reuters. "Greenland and Antarctica are two huge bodies of ice sitting on land that could really have very serious implications for the...

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2009-09-25 10:44:42

The Earth's temperature is projected to increase 6 degrees by the end of the century even if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, says a United Nations press release. Scientists reviewed emission proposals from 192 countries and calculated future global warming. The projections account for 80% of pollution reductions globally by 2050. Carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. The world's temperature has increased 1.4 degrees since the 19th century.  The majority of...

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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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