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Mon, 2008-08-25 12:42Kevin Grandia
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Capitol Hill candidates urging inaction on global warming

“The science behind “global warming” doesn't really explain why the past models haven't been accurate, or why there are holes big enough to drive a Mack Truck through in the current models. There is currently no support for the contention that it's caused by humans,” says Republican congressional candidate David Crowley.  

And Crowley is joined by many other wanna-be politicians with their heads firmly planted in the sand when it comes to the realities of human-caused global warming. 

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has a project up and running for the Fall's House of Representatives races asking candidates 5 questions on the environment including one on global warming.

Fri, 2008-08-22 12:51Ross Gelbspan
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It's Not Easy Being Green(land)

In northern Greenland, a part of the Arctic that had seemed immune from global warming, new satellite images show a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a major glacier, scientists said Thursday.

And that's led the university professor who spotted the wounds in the massive Petermann glacier to predict disintegration of a major portion of the Northern Hemisphere's largest floating glacier within the year.
Thu, 2008-08-07 12:02Todd Carmichael
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Why do Oragutans care about global warming?

30 years ago, the famous naturalist Louis Leaky agreed to send an extraordinary young woman named Birute Galdikas deep into the wilds of Borneo to do the one thing she desired to do more than anything. Galdikas wanted to study and understand the life of the 'elusive red ape' - the Orangutan.

Today Dr. Birute Galdikas is considered one of the foremost experts on Orangutans. To this day she remains in Borneo, huddled in the dense peat swap forests - surrounded by foreign owned palm oil plantations, poachers, illegal loggers and gold miners - a single voice fending off the rapidly developing world and defending the last of these great apes.

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:55Ross Gelbspan
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US to Poor Countries: "Just Use Your Imagination!"

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, an important hub for work on the causes and consequences of climate change, has shut down a program focused on strengthening poor countries’ ability to forecast and withstand droughts, floods and other climate-related hazards.

The move, which center officials say resulted from the shrinking of federal science budgets, is being denounced by many experts on environmental risk, who say such research is more crucial than ever in a world with rising populations exposed to climate threats.

Tue, 2008-08-05 16:19Emily Murgatroyd
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McKinsey Report: $170 billion until 2020 to cool the planet

The McKinnsey Institute has released a new report finding that a $170 billion annual investment from now to 2020 could cut projected global energy demand in half and also get us halfway to solving the climate crisis. 

Here's the kicker, on top going a long ways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the overall savings would from reduced energy use would be $900 billion by 2020 and none of the energy efficiency measures would require compromising the consumer’s comfort or convenience. And all this could be done with existing energy efficiency technology.

Tue, 2008-08-05 11:49Emily Murgatroyd
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New NASA satellite map pinpoints worldwide sea level rise

According to new data analysis from the Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites, NASA is reporting that “warming water and melting land ice have raised global mean sea level 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) from 1993 to 2008.”

Here's the image showing where and by how much the world's oceans have changed over the last 15 years.

Tue, 2008-07-29 12:04Todd Carmichael
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Massive piece of Ward Hunt Ice Shelf collapses

Arctic scientists are reporting today that a four-square-kilometer chunk of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf has broken off.

Northern explorers have used the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf as a launching point for expeditions for years. But much like the changes that I have witnessed in my expeditions to the Antarctic, things just aren't right at the other Pole either.

Tue, 2008-07-29 10:05Emily Murgatroyd
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What scientists know for sure about global climate change [video]

Heidi Cullen, climate expert and correspondent for The Weather Channel and formerly a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado explains why scientists are so sure that our burning of oil, coal, natural gas and other fossil fuels is causing a disruption in the earth's climate systems.

The video is part of recently launched climate change science communications project called Climate Central.

Wed, 2006-04-19 09:06Richard Littlemore
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Denying Climate Change; Urging Inaction

This is the text of a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 60 “accredited experts” who deny the reality of climate change. See the next post for additional information on the reliability of this group:

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