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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...

2014-02-18 23:30:20

TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Management, today announced that it has officially endorsed the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, TaKaDu Founder and CEO Amir Peleg expressed TaKaDu’s commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact...

2014-02-06 23:27:23

Responding to hyperbolic rhetoric on climate change by Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, Friends of Science point out that her comments are not supported by the recent IPCC report, the exaggerated climate models’ failed predictions or the evidence of no global warming in 16+ years. Unrestrained terrifying statements are damaging the mental health of children and youth; in fact Friends of Science recent report on the alleged 97% consensus shows only 1-3% of...

2014-02-04 23:30:59

Friends of Science have issued a new report “97% Consensus? No! Global Warming Math Myths and Social Proofs” revealing that only 1-3% of scientists in 3 of 4 "consensus" surveys explicitly agree with the IPCC extreme declaration on global warming. Scientific evidence at the joint NOAA/NASA press conference Jan. 21, 2014 shows no global warming in 16+ years despite a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2); as climate models continue to fail, the Dutch government calls for the IPCC...

2013-11-22 11:37:17

In contrast, for a scenario with strong emissions reductions, experts expect a sea-level rise of 40-60 centimeters by 2100 and 60-100 centimeters by 2300. The survey was conducted by a team of scientists from the USA and Germany. "While the results for the scenario with climate mitigation suggest a good chance of limiting future sea-level rise to one meter, the high emissions scenario would threaten the survival of some coastal cities and low-lying islands," says Stefan Rahmstorf from the...

2013-10-22 04:20:19

New Data Shows Market Leaders in Six Asian Countries Have Shifted to Low Lead Products, Though Overall Lead in Paint Levels Remain High BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite bans on lead in household paint in most Western countries, a new study from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that the majority of paints tested in nine, geographically diverse, developing countries would not met regulatory standards established in most highly...

2013-10-16 23:02:36

A panel of 50 scientists from 15 countries says the newest report on climate change from the United Nations is filled with concessions that its past predictions were too extreme and contains “at least 13 misleading or untrue statements and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science.” Chicago,IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Panel of Scientists Says UN Study Retreats, Misleads, and Misinforms A panel of 50...

2013-10-04 16:22:22

CHAMPION'S GATE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History will be made next week when nations of the world sign a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) treaty to reduce mercury emissions, and as a result, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is calling for the U.S. to finally join other countries by taking action against dental mercury. The IAOMT is a network of dentists, doctors, and scientists who have been working to end dental...

2013-09-30 16:23:26

NANTES, France, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid IPCC report, over 50 mayors from 30 countries affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions With the recent IPCC report [http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ICLEILocalGovernment/4cf5cb8cfd/TEST/2934d22ccf ] painting a clear and worrying picture regarding man-made climate change, cities and regions came together at the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change on Saturday to affirm their commitment to scale up climate...