Latest IPCC Third Assessment Report Stories

2005-03-17 15:50:00

Sea level rise to outpace temperature increase BOULDER -- Even if all greenhouse gases had been stabilized in the year 2000, we would still be committed to a warmer Earth and greater sea level rise in the present century, according to a new study by a team of climate modelers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The findings are published in this week's issue of the journal Science. The modeling study quantifies the relative rates of sea level rise and global temperature...

2005-02-02 00:00:00

EXETER, England (AFP) -- A climate conference opened to renewed concern about the worsening threat of global warming and appeals from Britain to its ally, the United States, not to stand on the sidelines. British Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett, in a speech to open the three-day meeting of more than 100 scientists, said all countries emitted greenhouse gases and so the problem required an international response. "A significant impact (on the world's climate system) is already...

2005-01-31 07:05:36

PARIS (AFP) -- World experts gather next week for the biggest scientific assessment in four years of Earth's global warming crisis, and the conclusions they will reach are likely to be depressing. New evidence put forward by leading scientists will add pieces to a mosaic of evidence which suggests the climate crunch is heading our way faster, and with a harsher outcome, than previously thought. The three-day conference, running from Tuesday to Thursday in the southwestern English city of...

2005-01-27 07:35:44

PARIS (AFP) - Global warming may be twice as bad as expected, according to a new assessment of a commonly-used yardstick of possible carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution. Until now, most computer models of climate change predict that if atmospheric levels of CO2 reach double of the pre-industrial age, the Earth's surface temperature will be between two and five C (3.6-9.0 F) warmer when compared with 1990 levels. But a study published Thursday in the British science journal Nature suggests that...

2004-12-15 07:42:30

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- As the first signs of winter push into the Northeast, researchers have some good news for fair weather fans - spring is coming earlier than it used to. The lilacs say so. In one of the most comprehensive studies that plants in the Northeast are responding to the global warming trend, Cornell scientists and their colleagues at the University of Wisconsin found lilacs are blooming about four days earlier than they did in 1965. David Wolfe, a plant ecology professor at...

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