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2014-04-01 23:32:33

Friends of Science are advising the public to keep calm and carry on despite frightening climate predictions coming out of recent Yokahama IPCC Working Group II Climate Change meetings. Sweeping claims of impending doom are not supported by the IPCC Physical Sciences Working Group 1 report, especially the "Key Uncertainties" section where the most frightening scenario of rising seas is certainly downplayed as "there is low confidence in projections... of global mean sea...

2014-03-25 23:36:59

In a head-spinning announcement the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued statements claiming extreme weather events of the past year were consistent with human-induced climate change, directly contradicting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 report issued in September 2013 which states that there is a hiatus in global warming and that there has been no observed global trend in tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts or floods. Friends of Science point to...

Climate Changes Could Increase Hurricane Frequency This Century
2013-07-09 11:21:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a unique combination of computer models, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel has made the contested prediction the 21st century will see an uptick in the number of hurricanes and tropical storms as a result of the forces of climate change. "Studies using the same technique applied to the previous generation of global climate models showed very little change in global frequency, but an increase in intensity," Emanuel told...

Americans Increasingly Blaming Extreme Weather On Climate Change
2013-05-03 11:19:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from Yale University has provided new insight into how Americans currently perceive major weather events with respect to climate change. According to the report, 58 percent of Americans see a correlation between modern changes in the weather and climate on a global scale. "People are beginning to recognize a pattern of extreme weather across the country and are themselves saying 'Aha, I wonder if climate change has...

2009-06-18 07:44:51

The British Climate Act is flawed and comprised of unrealistic and unobtainable targets, writes US academic Roger A Pielke Jr, in a journal paper published today, 18 June, 2009, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters.As Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, points out, no one knows how fast a major economy can decarbonise and policy therefore needs to focus less on targets and timetables...

2005-08-24 06:35:00

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado State University scientist Roger Pielke Sr. has resigned from a Bush administration science advisory team in a disagreement over research into the causes of global warming. Pielke, who is also the state climatologist, said the Climate Change Science Program had minimized evidence that factors other than greenhouse gases can contribute to global warming. Pielke also said other members of the team went behind his back to rewrite a final chapter of its report. Pielke...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'