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Climate Change Timetable

We know that global warming will change the weather worldwide, but what's the timetable for your particular part of the world?

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson and Ker Than make the following speculations, based on a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

Right now, in 2007, more of the world...

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Exxon Accused of Lying About Climate Change

In the UK newspaper the Guardian, David Adam reports that "Britain's top scientists" have told Exxon to stop "funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change."

The Royal Academy, which is comprised of Britain's top scientists, says that Exxon's public statements on global warming are "inaccurate and...

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Save Our Planet: Suck Up That CO2 (Part II)

One way to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, so that it won't cause global warming, might be to "seed" the oceans with iron that will stimulate blooms of phytoplankton, the microscopic marine plant that converts CO2 into organic matter.

In the Independent, Steve Connor writes about a ship that is going to sail around the Pacific...

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Save Our Planet: Suck Up That CO2

The problem with greenhouse gases is becoming so dire that Britain's Prince Charles has declared it to be an international emergency. This is especially worrisome since explosive population and industrial growth means that China will overtake the US this year as world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases.

In LiveScience.com, Andrea...

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Arctic Ice Retreat Faster Than Predicted

Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, leading Prince Charles, in the UK, to issue an emergency ?MayDay? warning about global warming.

A new study shows that the Arctic's ice cover is retreating more rapidly than estimated by any of the 18 computer models used...

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Gardening to Help Prevent Climate Change

Both drought and flooding can ruin a garden, but there are lots of things the average home gardener can do to help stop global warming. We already know that we should trade in our SUVs, use florescent light bulbs and turn down the thermostat. According to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation called "A Gardeners Guide to Global...

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Not Waving But Drowning

Due to global warming, low-lying Bangladesh may not have much of a future, and if YOU live in a major coastal city (as many of us do), there could be a tsunami in YOUR future. Agricultural researchers think that cities should protect themselves from tsunamis and hurricanes by planting shelterbelts.

In the Independent, Ann McFerran...

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Climate Change Can Make You Sick

Can global warming make you sick? In some ways, it can.

It can encourage the proliferation of insects, like mosquitoes, which carry disease such as West Nile and malaria. It can also affect children, who are more sensitive to weather changes than adults, in the form of more frequent fevers. Because hot weather can cause food to spoil...

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Scientists Gagged on Global Warming

Scientists have complained about the Bush administration's pseudo-science for a long time now?this administration has even muzzled NASA! Now a nonprofit group dedicated to government responsibility asserts that climate and ocean scientists are being gagged.

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An Unnoticed Casualty of Global Warming: Coral

We humans have been trying to figure out how we will be affected by global warming, and we realize that other species, such as penguins and polar bears, are vulnerable as well. But something we rarely notice?coral?may perish in the warmer waters, and this will effect the fish we humans eat.

While humans can survive large temperature...

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Global Warming: The Biggest Risk is Floods

Our government is finally going to be forced to pay attention to the problem of global warming, but what we all want to know is, how does global warming affect us? The biggest?and earliest?effect will be FLOODING of coast cities and countries, as glaciers and ice sheets melt.

In New Scientist, Catherine Brahic reports that one person in...

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The Good Guys Won?in a Conservative Court!

While global warming has definitely been traced to greenhouse gas emissions?and a major source of these emissions is automobiles?new technology for producing cars that reduce this problem has not been forthcoming, mainly because the government has not been willing to demand that big business produce less polluting cars. But the Supreme Court...

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Global Warming: What We'll Lose

A new global warming study predicts what current climates will VANISH entirely by the year 2100, replaced by climates that are unknown in today's world.

Global climate models for the next century forecast the complete disappearance of several existing climates currently found in tropical highlands and regions near the poles, while large...

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Scientists Muzzled on Global Warming

Employees of the Fish & Wildlife Service have been told not to discuss global warming at upcoming international meetings in Norway and Russia. Since at least one of these meetings concerns how polar bears are being affected by the changing climate, this is going to be hard to do. Employees of NASA have been given the same directive.

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Big Business Comes Through

For many years we have said that one of the ways that EVERYONE can help fight global warming is by simply changing your light bulbs. Soon it's going to be easier than ever.

General Electric has re-engineered incandescent bulbs to make them as energy-efficient as fluorescents. According to Business Wire, "Adoption of new technology could...

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Light Right

Since 1999, Unknowncountry.com has been recommending that people switch from incandescent lightbulbs to fluorescents, and now Australia is planning to ban incandescents altogether, effective in 2010. This will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 4 million tons by the crucial year of 2012 (the year the Mayans predicted the world would end).

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Big Business Addresses Global Warming

When it comes to the health of ourselves and our planet, big business, which is invested in short-term profits, is usually the enemy of long term planning. Oil companies have even spread disinformation about global warming. But that may finally be changing.

Ninety international companies have released a joint statement declaring that...

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Temperatures & Greenhouse Gases at Record High

The greenhouse gases that cause global warming have soared to record levels in the atmosphere. Maybe that's why we just experienced the warmest January on record.

New Scientist quotes climate scientist Kim Holmen as saying that "Levels [of greenhouse gases] are at a new high." Holmen says that concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main...

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Finally!

Governments can't seem to stop bickering long enough to do anything practical about global warming, so a UK entrepreneur has taken things into his own hands: Richard Branson, the CEO of Virgin Records and Virgin airlines, has offered a $25 million prize to anyone who can come up with a system to removed greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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Dangerous Cutbacks in Weather Research

We recently wrote about how the administration is forcing climate scientists to use fake science to "explain" global warming. Now it turns out that states like Florida will not even have access to the REAL science they do. This is particularly important in Florida, which is especially vulnerable to hurricanes, which have increased due to warmer...

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Only Ten Years Left

The February 2nd report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that human activities, in the form of greenhouse gas emissions, are the cause of global warming. Some scientists think we only have a decade left to try to fix the problem. Meanwhile, major oil companies are trying desperately to debunk the study.

CNN...

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Fake Science About a Real Threat

Major scientists have long charged that the Bush administration pushes pseudo-science, based on belief and denial, that caters to politics and big business. Now Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California) has revealed that every time his committee has tried to get documents about government policy on climate change from the White House, they have been...

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Global Warming: A Vicious Circle

Climatologists are getting ready to issue a new report that says global warming will be a more gradual process than the researchers who predict sudden climate change say it will be. But that may not be accurate.

Researchers are frantically trying to figure out how severe climate change will become in the future. Ice specialist Lonnie...

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Future Warming: Mud Evidence

According to a new report by climatologists, global warming will get much worse in the future. Other researchers, who are looking at frozen mud cores to try to understand just how bad it got in the past, confirm this conclusion.

In LiveScience.com, Seth Borenstein quotes climate researcher Jerry Mahlman, who looked at the first 1,600...

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Where Will Global Warming Strike Next?

There is very little snow in the mountains, all over the world. In the US, Alaska seems to be the first victim of global warming. How is climate change going to affect where the weather where YOU live?

The weather is all mixed up: it?s snowing in California and there are ice storms in Texas, but there will won?t be much ice skating in...

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Record Storms Sweep Entire Northern Hemisphere

From a billion dollar crop loss in California to devastating windstorms across Europe, the Northern Hemisphere is in the grip of some of the worst winter weather seen in decades, and additional severe blasts are predicted for the weekend and into next week. In mid December, the Gulf Stream faltered for approximately ten days. On December 11, a...

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Stephen Hawking in Space

Quantum physicist Stephen Hawking says we need to take action to try to offset global warming. He also plans to go into space, and wants to take a zero-gravity flight in airplane soon in order to get ready for the trip.

In the Independent, Steve Connor quotes Hawking as saying that he has "concluded the dangers posed by climate change...

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Global Warming?Not Just Now

Due to global warming, many lakes in the Northeast and Midwest may freeze later than usual this year. This is also due to a particularly strong El Nino.

Kenton Stewart, an expert on inland lakes, says, "The initial predictions for this fall and early winter were for a relatively mild El Nino, but it's looking like a very strong El Nino...

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What Made the Mayans so Bloodthirsty?

What made the Mayans so blood thirsty? It may have been because of drought, caused by climate change.

The downfall of the Tang dynasty in China and the Mayans in South America occurred around the same time and both may have disappeared due to climate change. German researcher Gerald Haug studied the incidence of monsoons over the past...

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2007 Will be the Hottest Year Yet

This is the time of year when people make predictions for the New Year. Scientists make predictions too, and meteorologists say that 2007 will be the hottest year ever recorded, all over the world.

There's a 60% chance that 2007 will break the record set in1998, when the weather worldwide was 1.20 degrees warmer than normal. Britain's...

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