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2010-03-24 14:15:00

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools for addressing climate change The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture held a webcast announcing the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that--significantly more powerful than...

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2010-03-22 14:16:50

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools for addressing climate change On March 22 at 11 a.m., EDT, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture will a webcast announcing the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models...

2010-03-03 13:30:51

Understanding how past climate may have influenced human evolution could be dramatically enhanced by an international cross-disciplinary research program to improve the sparse human fossil and incomplete climate records and examine the link between the two, says a new report from the National Research Council. Climate and fossil records suggest that some events in human evolution -- such as the evolution of new species or movements out of Africa -- coincided with substantial changes in...

2010-03-01 23:01:00

MIAMI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international coalition today thanked the nine U.S. Senators who sponsored the Clean Energy Partnerships Act for advancing marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change. The Act is focused on mitigating climate change and making the transition to a clean energy economy, through offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation advances marine conservation by including the restoration and conservation of certain coastal and...

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2010-02-25 13:20:00

Climate scientists said on Thursday that the pace of global warming continues unabated, despite images of Europe crippled by a deep freeze and parts of the United States blasted by blizzards, Reuters reported. Some have been led to question if global warming has stalled, due to the bitter cold, with more intense winter weather forecast for March in parts of the United States. Experts say estimating consumption of energy supplies, such as demand for winter heating oil in the U.S. northeast,...

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2010-02-16 12:15:00

One of the primary researchers involved in the "ËœClimategate' affair has admitted that he had trouble "Ëœkeeping track' of the raw data that is crucial to the theory of climate change, DailyMail UK reported. Professor Phil Jones has apparently refused Freedom of Information requests because colleagues say he may have actually lost the relevant papers. He himself even admitted there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organizational skills and that...

2010-02-11 11:37:31

Potential human responses to climate change will be integrated into future models of global climate An international team of climate scientists will take a new approach to modeling the Earth's climate future, according to a paper in Nature. The next set of models will include, for the first time, tightly linked analyses of greenhouse gas emissions, projections of the Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and human decision-making. This approach will influence the next international...

2010-02-03 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in the Intermountain West must focus on the economic savings of mitigating and adapting to climate change as they tailor federal and state efforts to suit local and regional needs, according to a new report published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Planning for Climate Change in the West, by Rebecca Carter and Susan Culp, acknowledges the critical role of local planners in confronting challenges posed by climate change. It also...

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2010-01-26 06:30:00

A UN climate panel is reconsidering its claim that there is a connection between global warming and a flux of natural disasters, a British newspaper reported on Sunday. This is not the first mistake to be made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Just last week, it acknowledged mistakes in a forecast about melting Himalayan glaciers in a 2007 landmark report, reported AFP. That Nobel Peace Prize winning report has become the standard in climate science, but doubts...

2009-12-23 07:26:53

A major analysis of the climate debate concludes that the majority of scientists agree that global warming is primarily man-made, although a vocal minority of skeptics is holding onto the idea that Mother Nature is the cause. The cover story of current issue Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine, appears at the conclusion of the much-publicized United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. That conference sought to seal a comprehensive international...