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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....

2009-12-03 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Free Enterprise Project of the National Center for Public Policy Research is calling on Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers to cease lobbying for cap-and-trade in the wake of revelations regarding the integrity of processes underpinning the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's climate conclusions. The IPCC is the U.N. body that concluded man's activity is responsible for global warming. In a scandal now known as "Climategate," released...

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2009-11-30 12:40:00

Following the leak of many private emails between some of the world's leading climate experts, scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted to losing much of the raw temperature data it had stored. The UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) made the revealing announcement after requests were made for the data under the Freedom of Information Act. Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, filed a request for the data. "We do not hold the original...

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2009-11-20 12:50:00

India's Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Thursday called on the rest of the world to avoid eating beef in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "The single most important cause of (carbon) emissions is eating beef," said Ramesh, a vegetarian. "My formula is stop eating beef. This would stop the emission of methane," he added. Beef "leads to emission of methane which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide," he said. India is known to consume less meat than in Western nations,...

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2009-09-16 13:40:00

Experts say the hole in the ozone is expected to be smaller in 2009 than it was a year ago, AFP reported. The World Meteorological Organization reported on Wednesday that conditions observed so far could indicate that the 2009 ozone hole will be smaller than those of 2006 and 2008 and close to that of 2007. The UN agency discovered the hole over the Antarctic in the 1980s. Experts there said it regularly tends to form in August, reaching a maximum size by late September or early October...


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