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2010-10-28 12:30:00

The French Academy of Science said in a report published Thursday that global warming exists and is unquestionably due to human activity. "Several independent indicators show an increase in global warming from 1975 to 2003. This increase is mainly due to the increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide," the academy said in conclusion to the report. "The increase in carbon dioxide, and to a lesser degree other greenhouse gases, is unquestionably due to human activity," said the report,...

2010-09-20 21:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A focus on 'resilience,' on climate adaptation, must be at the center of any realistic approach to climate change. That is why we're here on this first day of Climate Week NYC," commented Global Adaptation Institute CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub to reporters after the keynote panel discussion on "Risk and Resilience," co-sponsored by Swiss Re and the Climate Group. "The need for urgent action on adaptation measures is supported by the study Swiss...

2010-09-17 13:27:18

The world will need to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions below current levels over the next few decades if the worst impacts of dangerous climate change are to be avoided. This was a key conclusion from UK and US climate scientists at an international workshop on the UK AVOID program in Washington, DC exploring the most policy-relevant aspects of understanding dangerous climate change. Latest results from AVOID have shown that strong mitigation action to limit...

2010-09-15 06:25:00

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NGP Energy Capital Management, a leading natural resources investment firm, will be Founding Sponsor of the environmental non-profit "Global Adaptation Institute" focused on adaptation to climate change (global warming). "That a premier industry player like NGP Energy Capital Management is so generously partnering with us on this vital climate issue sets a powerful example," declared Global Adaptation Institute CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub,...

2010-09-13 06:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Global Adaptation Institute," led by CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, former Managing Director of the World Bank, announced that NGP Energy Capital Management, a leading natural resources investment firm, will be Founding Sponsor of the environmental non-profit focused on adaptation to climate change (global warming). "That a premier industry player like NGP Energy Capital Management is so generously partnering with us on this vital climate issue sets a...

2010-09-10 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Global Adaptation Institute," a new non-profit focused on adaptation to climate change, announced that the former second in command at the World Bank, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, will be its founding CEO, amid estimates that climate adaptation could require US$ 150-200 billion annually in public and private investment. The climate NGO (http://www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org), to be based in Washington and launching later this year, seeks to...

2010-07-22 15:02:06

California, Pacific Northwest and Colorado achieve positive net impacts; other states languish A climate-change study at Sandia National Laboratories that models the near-term effects of declining rainfall in each of the 48 U.S. continental states makes clear the economic toll that could occur unless an appropriate amount of initial investment "” a kind of upfront insurance payment "” is made to forestall much larger economic problems down the road. Why tie climate change to...

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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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2010-01-26 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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.