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2010-03-07 09:55:00

The UK Met office says that it is becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change. The office says that the evidence is stronger now than when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change carried out its last assessment in 2007. The review has assessed 110 research papers on the subject. The analysis, which was published in the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change Journal, said the Earth is changing rapidly, most likely due to greenhouse gases. The IPPC's report...

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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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2010-02-06 14:40:15

A claim made by the UN climate change panel in 2007 that half of the country of the Netherlands was below sea level, is being contested by the country itself. Dutch authorities estimate that only 26 percent of the country is below sea level and will be asking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to check its figures, environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart told AFP. The IPCC's calculation that 55 percent of the Netherlands was below sea level came from adding the actual...

2010-01-27 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the State of the Union address and in the wake of recent and ongoing climate science scandals, President Obama should appoint an independent panel of experts to evaluate the purported climate change-national security link, urged Adm. James A. Lyons, Jr., USN (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Chairman of the Center for Security Policy's Military Committee. "The supposed relationship between climate change and...

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2010-01-27 14:15:00

Officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said Tuesday that New Hampshire's Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, The Associated Press reported. The World Meteorological Organization posted a snippet on its Web site showing a panel of experts reviewing extreme weather and climate data that turned up a 253 mph gust on Australia's Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996. New Hampshire conceded its title three days later...

2010-01-27 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Pace Global Energy Services, LLC (Pace): Bridging Carbon Conference: Building the Bridge from Pre- What: Compliance to Compliance Structured as a series of executive roundtable discussions focused around the current issues facing business in the transition from carbon pre-compliance to compliance ... NO MATTER WHAT specific...

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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...

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2010-01-20 14:00:00

U.N. climate experts said Wednesday that a U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science "” an admission that could energize climate change critics, The Associated Press reported. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a 2007 report that the Himalayan glaciers are very likely to disappear within three decades if the present melting rate continues. However, a...

2009-12-16 12:54:09

Advises institutions on delivering climate change findings to public Tom Bowman, an expert in communicating scientific issues to the public and president of Bowman Global Change, has developed a series of graphics that translate key figures from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for public audiences. These new graphics provide non-experts access to the authentic scientific information they need to make informed decisions about climate change risks and...

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2009-12-08 12:35:00

The head of the World Meteorological Organization said at the UN climate talks Tuesday that the first decade of the 21st century is set to be the warmest on record. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told journalists that the decade 2000-2009 is very likely to be the warmest on record, warmer than the 1990s, which were in turn warmer than the 1980s. The year 2009 would also likely rank as the fifth warmest since 1850, the beginning of accurate instrumental climate records, Jarraud added....