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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...

2010-09-13 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...

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2010-08-30 13:05:00

A new review released Monday says that the U.N.'s climate panel needs to "fundamentally reform" its structure in order to try and prevent the embarrassing errors found in a 2007 study on global warming. A U.N.-requested investigation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) discovered that the Nobel Prize-winning body was successful, despite the "Climategate" scandal that took place before the Copenhagen meeting last fall. The five-month review plans to replace the IPCC's...

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2010-08-19 11:25:19

Scientists can now study climate change in far more detail with powerful new computer software released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).The Community Earth System Model (CESM) will be one of the primary climate models used for the next assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The CESM is the latest in a series of NCAR-based global models developed over the last 30 years. The models are jointly supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) and...

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2010-08-10 10:15:00

Global warming is at least partially to blame for a recent bout of hot and dry weather that has triggered wildfires in Russia, according to experts interviewed by AFP and BBC News this week. "The Russian heatwave is related to a persistent pattern of circulation drawing air from the south and east (the very warm steppes)," Dr. Jeff Knight, a climate variability scientist at the UK Met Office, told BBC Science Reporter Katia Moskvitch Tuesday. "Circulation anomalies tend to create warm and...

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2010-08-03 08:42:40

Meteorologists have determined exactly how much carbon dioxide humans can emit into the atmosphere while ensuring that the earth does not heat up by more than two degrees The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated projected temperature changes for various scenarios in 2007 and researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg have now gone one step further: they have developed a new model that specifies the maximum volumes of carbon dioxide that humans...

2010-07-26 12:13:10

The terrestrial biosphere regulates atmospheric composition, and hence climate. Projections of future climate changes already account for "carbon-climate feedbacks", which means that more CO2 is released from soils in a warming climate than is taken up by plants due to photosynthesis. Climate changes will also lead to increases in the emission of CO2 and methane from wetlands, nitrous oxides from soils, volatile organic compounds from forests, and trace gases and soot from fires. All these...

2010-07-05 15:03:00

VANCOUVER, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The Federal Review Panel, established for the purpose of conducting a review of the environmental effects of Taseko Mines Limited's (TSX: TKO; NYSE Amex: TGB) ("Taseko" or the "Company") Prosperity Gold-Copper Project, has submitted its report to the Government of Canada. The Panel findings are very similar to the conclusions reached in the Provincial environmental assessment process - that the loss of Fish Lake and adjacent meadows constitutes a...

2010-06-06 07:23:08

Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ecologist in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. In a paper published today in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, researchers present evidence that over the past century, vegetation has been gradually moving toward the poles and up mountain slopes, where...


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