Latest IPCC Third Assessment Report Stories

2008-04-04 09:05:00

UN meteorologists say the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific will cause global temperatures to drop slightly this year. Global temperatures haven’t risen since 1998, leaving many to question the climate change theory.

2008-04-03 00:50:00

In the heated debate over global warming, there is an opposing idea, called the cosmic ray theory, which contends that climate change is simply caused by cosmic rays coming from the sun. However, researchers reported that there has been no correlation between solar activity and the Earth’s climate.

2008-01-31 12:40:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported that global warming could come at a high economic cost to the world. Ban estimates that it could cost up to $20 trillion over two decades for cleaner energy sources, harming those who earn low incomes and are unable to quickly adapt.

2008-01-11 03:00:00

Currently predicted change in climate could strongly affect plant distributions during the next century. Here we determine the present- day climatic niches for 130 North American tree species.

2007-11-12 19:15:00

The U.N.'s top climate official warned policymakers and scientists trying to hammer out a landmark report on climate change that ignoring the urgency of global warming would be "criminally irresponsible."

2007-11-10 10:20:00

On Monday, scientists and government officials gather in Valencia, Spain to put together the fourth and last U.N. report on the state of global warming and what it will mean to hundreds of millions of people whose lives are being dramatically altered.

2007-10-15 09:50:00

This has been the "year of climate," as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the scientist network that will share the Nobel gold with Gore, produced a series of authoritative reports showing that global warming has arrived.

2007-10-09 13:05:00

Worldwide economic growth has accelerated the level of greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerous threshold scientists had not expected for another decade, according to a leading Australian climate change expert.

2007-07-12 08:15:00

Wilting heat, deadly storms, flash floods, coastal erosion, more days with unhealthy air - those are just some of the effects of rising temperatures on the Northeast, a group of scientists reported Wednesday.

2007-05-30 19:05:00

NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute research finds that human-made greenhouse gases have brought the Earth’s climate close to critical tipping points, with potentially dangerous consequences for the planet.

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