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2009-03-12 07:10:00

Renowned climate scientist James Hansen said greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced more rapidly and deeply than previously believed just two years ago in order to avoid dire consequences.  Furthermore, a direct carbon tax is the only realistic means to achieve that goal, he said during an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a climate conference in Copenhagen. New research shows an even gloomier snapshot of global warming than the already sobering United Nations report released in...

2009-02-23 11:51:03

U.S. space agency climatologists say 2008 was the coolest year since 2000 but the ninth warmest since continuous records were started in 1880. Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York said the Earth's 10 warmest years on record have occurred between 1997 and 2008. GISS climatologists said the planet's average surface air temperature was 0.79 degrees Fahrenheit above the global mean for 1951 to 1980, the baseline period...

2009-02-23 10:40:42

A Union of Concerned Scientists climate expert is to testify before a congressional committee this week after U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to Congress. The UCS, a non-profit organization working for a healthy environment and a safer world, said the president's Tuesday address will likely focus on climate and energy policy and congressional committees in both houses of Congress will have hearings on climate science and policy the following day. This is a critical time. We need members...

2009-02-02 08:15:00

Let's Act Now tells the public the other inconvenient truth - our meat eating habit is a principal cause of global warming and a meatless diet can stop runaway climate change NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's Act Now launched today a nationwide Public Service Announcement campaign stressing the urgency of climate change and its connection to our food choices. The campaign urges the public to understand their own personal responsibility in stopping global warming. According to a special...

2009-01-14 13:38:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen has been chosen by his peers to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Longtime director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in New York, Hansen earned the Rossby Medal for "outstanding contributions to climate modeling, understanding climate...

2008-12-30 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthSky - a clear voice for science heard around the world - and more than 600 scientists today announced James Hansen's selection as the EarthSky Scientist Communicator of the Year. Dr. Hansen, a physicist, now heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He is an outspoken authority on climate change. Hansen was elected as EarthSky Scientist Communicator of the Year after EarthSky asked its 600+ Global Science...

2008-12-15 10:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are presenting a wide range of science results at the 2008 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The meeting, which opens Monday and continues through Friday, Dec. 19, at the Moscone Convention Center, features more than 15,000 talks and poster presentations about the latest in Earth and planetary sciences and heliophysics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Below are summaries of...

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2008-11-19 14:50:00

Revised theory says levels in air must decline, not just stabilizeA group of 10 prominent scientists says that the level of globe-warming carbon dioxide in the air has probably already reached a point where world climate will change disastrously unless the level can be reduced in coming decades. The study is a departure from recent estimates that truly dangerous levels would be reached only later in this century. The paper appears in the current edition of the Open Atmospheric Science...

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2008-10-23 15:15:00

Scientists are hoping to discover new information on how clouds over the Pacific Ocean can affect the global climate and weather systems. The clouds, some greater than the size of the US, refract sunlight back into space and chill the ocean below. The researchers expect to learn about the clouds' properties and if pollution from activities could alter the arrangement of these cloud systems. The study will engage 200 scientists from 10 countries in the research. An additional team of 20...

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Greg Esposito greg.esposito@roanoke.com 381-1675 Virginia Tech will be the center of the state youth environmental movement this weekend as host of Virginia Power Shift 2008. The gathering, which will include speakers, symposiums and 60 training sessions on environmental issues, was inspired by Power Shift 2007, a national youth conference on global warming held at the University of Maryland. About 6,000 students from across the country gathered at the event to discuss things such as...


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