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2009-12-16 11:56:02

Researchers studying climate now have a new tool at their disposal: daily global measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapor in a key part of Earth's atmosphere. The data are courtesy of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft and confirm the mainstream scientific view that large changes in the climate are likely over the next century. Moustafa Chahine, the instrument's science team leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, unveiled the...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

Research for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy-Sonoran Institute reveals how local planners work to reduce vehicle miles traveled, energy and water consumption, encourage density PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in western communities are promoting efforts that address climate change-related challenges -- like managing water supplies, reducing energy consumption, building more efficient transportation systems and protecting open space -- but are reluctant to label them...

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2009-12-08 13:21:37

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll on Monday showed that Americans who think global warming is caused by human activity, including vehicle and industrial emissions, are now a minority for the first time in nearly two years, AFP reported. The survey found that now only 45 percent of the 1,041 adults surveyed on December 2-3 believed global warming is a proven fact and mostly caused by human activity. That number is down from 56 percent in October 2007. The number of Americans who believe global...

2009-12-08 03:15:00

UN Challenged to Provide Sound Evidence for Catastrophic Forecasts COPENHAGEN, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ - The International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC - see http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/) today released the names of over 140 leading climate experts from 17 countries who are asking the United Nations and other supporters of this month's Climate Change Conference to produce convincing OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE for their claims of dangerous human-caused global warming (AGW) and other...

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2009-12-05 08:10:00

According to a panel of government scientists, the fact that average annual temperatures in certain regions of North America did not decline last year does not necessarily mean that global warming is abating. In a report released a few days ahead of President Obama's trip to the U.N. climate-change conference in Copenhagen, researchers attempted to counter arguments from global warming skeptics who say that falling temperatures throughout North America have called into question some of the...

2009-12-02 14:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the leading research and public policy institution focusing on issues of concern to African Americans and other people of color, has been granted Civil Society Observer Status for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) that will convene next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Joint Center delegation to the conference will include six members of its Commission to Engage African Americans on...

2009-11-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emerging body of evidence suggests that the changing global climate is already affecting infectious disease transmission patterns. As noted today in a symposium at the 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), such changes are expected to have a profound impact on global public health. "There is concrete evidence that the global climate is changing, and these changes are expected to greatly...

2009-11-18 15:00:00

International coalition advances marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international coalition today urged the United States to support marine conservation options that will help mitigate climate change. The 'Blue Climate Coalition,' comprised of sixty-six conservation groups and interests and over 150 marine scientists and professionals, from 33 countries, issued communications today addressed to President...

2009-11-18 09:30:00

New York Times Ad Warns: "Climate Change May Be Hazardous to Your Health" WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One month before climate change talks begin in Copenhagen, leaders of the nation's health care sector are calling on President Obama to put public health at the forefront of climate negotiations. In an advertisement in today's issue of The New York Times, health care leaders representing millions of American health professionals, including the American Nurses...

2009-10-26 10:51:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a new report today that finds only five states have published a strategic climate change plan that includes a public health response. This includes planning for health challenges and emergencies expected to develop from natural disasters, pollution, and infectious diseases as temperatures and sea levels rise. The Health Problems Heat Up: Climate Change and the Public's Health report examines U.S....